Design Review & Guidelines

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: Kent County HDC approves demolition of 1961 building

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: Another building on Cannon Street is about to be taken down. At the Chestertown Historic District Commission meeting, Wednesday, March 2, John and Pam Cambardella of Church Hill were given permission to demolish the building at 336 Cannon St., which they have owned since 2007. The Cambardellas bought the building as an [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:28:28+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Kent County, Mid-century Modern, Property Types|Comments Off on In the news: Kent County HDC approves demolition of 1961 building

In the news: Frederick HPC reviews design plans for log cabin property

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A downtown Frederick property that, until recently, housed a dilapidated, termite-ridden log cabin will get a new house built on it under construction plans submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission. Local builder Ron Hemby, owner of Hemby Custom Homes, has submitted preliminary design plans for a 2½-story house on the [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:31:05+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick HPC reviews design plans for log cabin property

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?

In the news: Chestertown HDC approves demolition of former church

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: ...the commission approved the demolition of a former church at 328 Cannon St. At its December meeting, the commission tabled the applicant's request in order to determine the building's historic significance as a church with a predominantly black congregation in what was historically an African American neighborhood. The property owner plans to [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:32:36+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on In the news: Chestertown HDC approves demolition of former church

In the news: Chestertown HDC reverses decision on train station roof replacement material

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: Reversing a ruling at its December meeting, the Historic District Commission, meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6, voted to allow the owner of the former train station at 300 Cross St. to install asphalt shingles on its roof. Owner Carla Johnson said the commission's approval of a metal room at the Dec. 2 meeting [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:33:15+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, Substitute Materials|Comments Off on In the news: Chestertown HDC reverses decision on train station roof replacement material

In the news: Chestertown HDC approves solar panel projects

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Historic District Commission, meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, got a lesson on solar energy installations. At the same meeting, it approved two solar installations in the Historic District and suggested it is open to a wider application of the technology. Scott Johnson of Advanced Solar, the company installing solar arrays for members [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:41:38+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction, Sustainable/Green Technologies|Comments Off on In the news: Chestertown HDC approves solar panel projects

In the news: Chestertown HDC approves railroad station roof replacement

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Historic District Commission, meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2, approved a roof replacement for the former railroad station building, currently the offices of the Tidewater Trader. Carla Johnson, publisher of the Trader, said that other buildings in the neighborhood have metal roofs. However, she said, she would prefer to use asphalt shingles, which [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:45:03+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, Substitute Materials|Comments Off on In the news: Chestertown HDC approves railroad station roof replacement

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+00:00 October 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

In the news: City of Frederick HPC to consider moving controversial Roger Brooke Taney bust

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: City officials emphasized Thursday that their unanimous decision in support of moving the Roger Brooke Taney bust from outside City Hall is just a resolution. It’s not a final decision or a guarantee of action. As Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak said, “all I can do is legislate.” The Historic Preservation Commission [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:49:22+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick HPC to consider moving controversial Roger Brooke Taney bust

In the news: Frederick County HPC debates historic tree demo

"Discussion of the city’s historic preservation efforts typically centers around the historic buildings themselves. At last week’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting, however, it was the landscaping, specifically trees, that took center stage. Roughly a dozen neighbors and longtime residents flooded city hall to protest owner James Roembke’s application to demolish five Hawthorn trees on his [...]

By | 2017-01-04T13:58:31+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick County HPC debates historic tree demo

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