Commission Policies & Procedures

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

In the News: What if Frederick didn’t have the HPC?

Excerpt from The Frederick News-Post: For all the charges of obstructionism made against it, the vast majority of applications are approved. And the commission does play a useful role in guiding development. Consider the case of those South Market facades. The developer’s original plans for the site called for “a six-story building with an exposed [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:31:46+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the News: What if Frederick didn’t have the HPC?

Montgomery County seeks HPC commissioners

Excerpt from a Montgomery County press release: County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants should have expertise in the field of history, architecture, preservation, or urban design, or should represent a special geographic area, or a social, economic or cultural interest in the County. Owners [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:04:05+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Good News, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County seeks HPC commissioners

In the news: Historic preservation code change legislation introduced in Annapolis

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: Annapolis residents asked the City Council on Monday to delay legislation that would change the city code that regulates historic properties in Annapolis, saying they wanted more time for public input on the complex legislation. The legislation was introduced despite the requests to delay it, and it will go before several [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:25:37+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Historic preservation code change legislation introduced in Annapolis

In the news: Designation moratorium lifted in Frederick but process may change

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: As early as the first week of January, the Frederick County Council might consider changes to the process for registering historic properties in the county. A six-month moratorium on new applications for properties seeking inclusion on the County Register of Historic Places — which council members pursued after the controversial application [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:41:05+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick County, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Designation moratorium lifted in Frederick but process may change

Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission seeks to fill vacancies

Excerpt from the Cumberland Times-News: The Cumberland mayor and City Council are seeking qualified people to fill vacant seats on the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission. Because of the commission's current makeup, city residency is not a requirement. According to city officials, applicants should possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:47:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Calvert County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission seeks to fill vacancies

It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance

Sharon Kennedy, MAHDC Vice President and Annapolis HPC Chair, explains why it's time to update Annapolis' preservation ordinance in the Capital Gazette: "As the result of community conversations as well as procedural practices over the past years, the HPC has identified four main goals of the updates: Codification of the existing administrative approval process. Designed [...]

By | 2017-01-04T13:48:38+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Demolition by Neglect, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance

In the news: Ocean City debates changes to ordinance

"Council members questioned representatives from the state Historic Preservation Office on what should and should not be part of the city’s historic district rules during a workshop Thursday, July 16 in City Hall. Representatives Andrea Tingey and Jonathan Kinney attended the meeting, held to discuss proposed changes to the ordinance and give the residents a [...]

By | 2017-01-25T08:41:29+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Ocean City|Comments Off on In the news: Ocean City debates changes to ordinance