Annapolis

Historic St. Anne’s applies to Annapolis HPC to install cell antennae in church tower

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The historic St. Anne’s Church steeple rising above downtown Annapolis could soon become a little more technologically advanced. The church has applied to install eight AT&T cell phone antennae in the tower of the prominent Church Circle building — but the installation would require a change. Wooden-slatted louvers in the [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:42:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Historic St. Anne’s applies to Annapolis HPC to install cell antennae in church tower

Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation in Annapolis, resigns

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The top historic preservation official in Annapolis resigned Monday, a week after the election of a new mayor who challenged the city's policy on protecting its historic buildings. Lisa Craig, chief of historic preservation since 2010, submitted her resignation to planning and zoning director Pete Gutwald. “I am very unclear as [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:19:09+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation in Annapolis, resigns

Annapolis City Council changes part of code governing exterior changes in the historic district

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The City Council on Monday night...passed: A change to a part of the code that governs exterior changes to building in the Historic District. The code previously gave the Historic Preservation Commission authority over "any other factors, including aesthetic factors, which the Commission deems to be pertinent." It will now [...]

By | 2017-10-27T10:22:21+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council changes part of code governing exterior changes in the historic district

Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: In the hopes of creating a street that lasts, the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to approve a city plan to re-brick Main Street in downtown Annapolis. The approval allows the city’s Department of Public Works to vet bids to uproot the bricks and asphalt, which have failed 22 [...]

By | 2017-09-29T11:29:27+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

Annapolis City Council to hear remarks on ordinance to clarify HPC’s role

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: As part of a lengthy public hearing schedule, the City Council will hear remarks on...an ordinance that would clarify the Historic Preservation Commission’s role in approving exterior changes to buildings.  

By | 2017-09-29T11:24:08+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to hear remarks on ordinance to clarify HPC’s role

Annapolis HPC retroactively approves Tsunami mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The controversy over the mural splashed across Tsunami restaurant has come to a swift close. The Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday night voted to approve the painting on the restaurant, owned in part by Democratic mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley. The commission voted quickly and unanimously. The choice to retroactively accept [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:06:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis HPC retroactively approves Tsunami mural

Orlando ‘Lanny’ Ridout IV, the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust and influential preservationist

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Orlando “Lanny” Ridout IV, an architectural historian, leading Annapolis preservationist and an author who served as the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust, died Aug. 25 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at Brightview South River in Edgewater. The lifelong resident of St. Margarets, where his family has lived since 1784, [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:00:47+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Annapolis, Partner Organizations, St. Mary's County|Comments Off on Orlando ‘Lanny’ Ridout IV, the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust and influential preservationist

Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: n Nov. 28, 2016, the Annapolis City Council passed legislation, initiated by the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission, that designated the Community Health Center at Parole as an Annapolis Local Historic Landmark — the first historic landmark outside of the Annapolis Historic District. On June 17, this designation was formally celebrated [...]

By | 2017-08-29T10:09:16+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Annapolis, Community Outreach & Education, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: A piece of paper signals the beginning of the end of a long fight between a businessman and Annapolis officials after a mural was commissioned on one of his buildings downtown. Gavin Buckley, a Democratic mayoral candidate, and his business partners have filed a Certificate of Approval with the city of [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:57:04+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

Annapolis seeks HPC members

Excerpt from Capital Gazette:   The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications to construct, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure within the historic district. Regular public hearings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Administrative meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:31:04+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis seeks HPC members

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: District Court judge ruled Wednesday that mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and his business partners should have sought a certificate of approval before commissioning a giant mural on the side of their Annapolis restaurant. Judge John P. McKenna Jr.'s decision means Buckley must seek an after-the-fact certificate of approval if he [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:06:19+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that the owner of a historic building in Annapolis should have sought city approval before replacing wood windows with vinyl ones. The March 27 opinion is the latest decision in a dispute between the City of Annapolis and Spaw LLC, [...]

By | 2017-05-12T09:59:35+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Back in the early 2000s, Henry and Ann Seta had started a battle over the historic nature of a waterfront community in Annapolis when they'd proposed to demolish an old one-story, ranch-style home and replace it with a 32-foot tall, 3-bedroom home. About a decade after the Montgomery County couple [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:18:36+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues, New Construction|Comments Off on Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The New Year brings new opportunities and the City of Annapolis hopes you will be a part of shaping policy and guiding City Council's decisions as a member of our numerous boards and commissions in 2017. Mayor Michael Pantelides is grateful to all who choose to serve as members because [...]

By | 2017-01-06T09:41:25+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Annapolis, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: at started as a small prenatal and postpartum health care program for African-American women has grown over 80 years into a multipurpose health center that provides services to people all over the county. That prenatal and postpartum care facility was run out of a church sanctuary, now known as Cecil Memorial [...]

By | 2016-12-16T12:22:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Good News, Institutional, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: An attorney representing the owners of Tsunami filed a motion to dismiss the case surrounding a mural painted on the restaurant's facade as the clash between him and city officials made its way to District Court this week. Attorney Joseph Gormley filed a motion Monday that essentially makes the same [...]

By | 2016-12-11T23:05:59+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

Annapolis Petitions Circuit Court on Its Authority over Murals

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The battle over whether a mural can stay on Annapolis restaurant Tsunami's wall will head to court as restaurant owner Gavin Buckley was served with court papers on Friday. It's the culmination of months of back-and-forth between the West Street restaurant and the city's Historic Preservation Commission. Originally, the restaurant received [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:18:24+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis Petitions Circuit Court on Its Authority over Murals

In the news: Annapolis Working Group Dissolved, Ordinance Changes to be Withdrawn

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The contentious legislation on changes to city code governing historic properties will be withdrawn at Monday's City Council meeting and the work group surrounding that legislation has been dissolved. An email sent out by Pete Gutwald, the city's Director of Planning and Zoning, broke the news to members of the [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:25:11+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Annapolis Working Group Dissolved, Ordinance Changes to be Withdrawn

In the news: Work group meets to tackle Annapolis historic preservation code

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: A work group discussing changes to the city code on historic landmarks and structures met Wednesday at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. Participants pored over each line, debating the changes to city code the Historic Preservation Commission uses for oversight and regulation of historic properties. For those at the meeting, [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:27:20+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Work group meets to tackle Annapolis historic preservation code

In the news: Annapolis Planning Commission sends Historic District code changes back to council for amendments

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Near the end of the long meeting, which pushed past 10:30 p.m., the Planning Commission had a lengthy conversation on what to do with the legislation before it. The discussion was over proposed code changes governing the Historic District, which would modify how the city handles demolition by neglect, maintenance [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:25:23+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Annapolis Planning Commission sends Historic District code changes back to council for amendments