Baltimore City

Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal: Plans for a cubic, modern five-story apartment building on a quaint residential street in Fells Point were stalled this week by a city historic preservation panel. The plan by Washington Street LLC to building the multi-family development with a ground-level parking garage at 509 S. Washington St. was put on [...]

By |2018-02-27T11:49:11+00:00February 15th, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Baltimore’s CHAP endorses Broadway Market plans

Excerpt from Baltimore Business Journal: A plan to overhaul and update the historic Broadway Market was given a green light on Tuesday by a historic preservation panel at City Hall... sheds with large windows and an open-air feel was unanimously endorsed by the city's Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation, or CHAP.

By |2018-02-27T11:44:53+00:00February 15th, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP endorses Broadway Market plans

Baltimore’s CHAP to consider exterior improvement plans for Broadway Market

Baltimore Sun: Plans to add a modernized facade and new public pavilion to historic Broadway Market will be unveiled before a city panel this month as plans to redevelop the space get underway. The exterior improvements will help clean up and make the space in Fells Point more inviting to patrons, a city markets executive [...]

By |2018-02-27T11:21:38+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP to consider exterior improvement plans for Broadway Market

City of Baltimore considers adding two new historic districts

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: City leaders are considering creating two new historic districts in West Baltimore, a move they say could accelerate revitalization of a once-bustling shopping district that has been largely vacant for years. Baltimore’s Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday to formally designate the Howard Street Commercial Historic District and the Five and [...]

By |2018-01-30T10:05:19+00:00January 12th, 2018|Baltimore City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Baltimore considers adding two new historic districts

City of Baltimore’s CHAP to hold hearing about Elm Street Development in Fells Point

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Elm Street Development is planning a new 300-unit apartment and condo development along the waterfront in Fells Point. The property at 2001 Aliceanna St. is currently the site of a two-story warehouse, leased by the National Aquarium, and a large parking lot. The Virginia-based firm hopes to break ground on [...]

By |2017-12-08T12:47:00+00:00December 8th, 2017|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Baltimore’s CHAP to hold hearing about Elm Street Development in Fells Point

City of Baltimore’s CHAP approves demolition of Eddie’s of Mount Vernon

Excerpt from Baltimore Business Journal: In what was described as the only path to the future in Mount Vernon, a chunk of the past will soon be getting the wrecking ball. A city panel voted Tuesday to allow demolition of the Eddie's of Mount Vernon grocery store and other historic buildings at 7-15 W. Eager [...]

By |2018-01-05T13:43:39+00:00November 16th, 2017|Baltimore City, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Baltimore’s CHAP approves demolition of Eddie’s of Mount Vernon

Maryland Historical Trust concludes Baltimore did not have legal authority to remove Confederate statues

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: The Maryland Historical Trust has concluded that Baltimore officials didn’t have the legal authority to remove three monuments to the Confederacy and, while acknowledging it doesn’t plan to, the state agency reserved the right to order the city to put them back. Elizabeth Hughes, director of the Maryland Historical Trust, shared those [...]

By |2017-10-27T10:26:36+00:00October 27th, 2017|Baltimore City, Legal Issues, Monuments, Property Types|Comments Off on Maryland Historical Trust concludes Baltimore did not have legal authority to remove Confederate statues

Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore developer is seeking permission to demolish the Eddie’s of Mount Vernon grocery store and the neighboring buildings to make way for a mixed-use development on West Eager Street. On Tuesday, Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation determined the buildings at 7-11, 13 and 15 W. Eager St. contribute [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:27:53+00:00October 14th, 2017|Baltimore City, Commission Policies & Procedures, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A damaged monument to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the oldest in America — will be repaired and rededicated, a key Baltimore official said Monday. Eric Holcomb, the city’s director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, said it’s possible the monument will remain dedicated to the Italian [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:20:26+00:00October 14th, 2017|Baltimore City, Community Outreach & Education, Historical Material Maintenance, Monuments|Comments Off on Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

Baltimore to repair defaced Francis Scott Key monument

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: ayor Catherine Pugh says she has no plans to remove the Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill that was vandalized before dawn Wednesday and has directed art preservation experts to determine the cost of cleaning it. Exactly 203 years after the Maryland attorney wrote the poem that would later [...]

By |2017-09-19T15:20:11+00:00September 16th, 2017|Baltimore City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore to repair defaced Francis Scott Key monument

Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: nfederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their bases overnight by city contractors, who used heavy machinery to load them onto flat bed trucks and haul them away — an abrupt end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with the memorials. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who made [...]

By |2017-08-16T11:20:30+00:00August 16th, 2017|Baltimore City|Comments Off on Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

Report of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Released

Excerpt from a City of Baltimore press release: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the release of a report on the findings of Baltimore City-owned public Confederate Monuments that lays the groundwork to address the recommendations for their future in the City. The report can be found on the Mayor's website, here. Visit the Commission’s website to [...]

By |2016-12-16T10:50:34+00:00September 14th, 2016|Baltimore City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on Report of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Released

In the news: Federal Hill debates whether to become historic district

Excerpt from Baltimore Brew: In 2013, the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association asked Baltimore’s preservation commission to explore the idea of designating Federal Hill a local historic district. Three years later, the commission is responding to the community’s request, but some property owners are questioning whether they want the designation after all. The debate is expected to [...]

By |2016-12-16T11:30:09+00:00February 19th, 2016|Baltimore City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Federal Hill debates whether to become historic district

In the news: Baltimore CHAP approves H&S Bakery warehouse expansion

Excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal: H&S Bakery has received initial approval from the city's historic preservation panel to expand its Fells Point production-and-distribution facility. The expansion would add nearly 25,000 square feet to the current warehouse on South Caroline Street, bringing total square footage up to 62,000 square feet. An historic, industrial building at [...]

By |2016-12-16T11:48:27+00:00October 27th, 2015|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, Industrial, New Construction, Property Types|Comments Off on In the news: Baltimore CHAP approves H&S Bakery warehouse expansion