Demolition by Neglect

City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Blight, structural and safety problems surrounding a prominent historic building in downtown Frederick don’t justify its demolition. This was the message of the city Historic Preservation Commission, which in a unanimous vote on Thursday denied the request to demolish the three-story building at 56 S. Market St. The decision ends a [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Demolition by Neglect, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

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 | 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: City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission allows demolition of log cabin

From the Washington Post: Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to allow demolition of a 200-year-old log cabin near the city’s downtown, ending a lengthy battle over the crumbling structure. ... Habitat [for Humanity] has agreed to work with local preservation experts to tear down the cabin by hand, document the work and [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|Demolition by Neglect, Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission allows demolition of log cabin

In the news: City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission votes to designate log cabin

Extracted from the Frederick News-Post: Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County staff and supporters continue to wait with bated breath for the outcome of a request to demolish a dilapidated downtown log cabin. The Historic Preservation Commission determined in a 3-2 vote Thursday that the East Fifth Street cabin contributes to the Frederick Town Historic District, [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|Demolition by Neglect, Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission votes to designate log cabin