Frederick City

Preservation Matters: Simple, cost-effective ways to increase energy efficiency

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The cold weather has finally moved in, and winter is just a few weeks away. Now is a great time to start thinking about preparing your historic property for winter. Fortunately, there are simple and cost-effective retrofits that homeowners can do themselves to improve energy efficiency and thermal performance without compromising [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:37:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Historical Material Maintenance|Comments Off on Preservation Matters: Simple, cost-effective ways to increase energy efficiency

Preservation Matters: Looking back at ‘Lost Frederick’

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: This week, Preservation Matters will address two questions received from our readers. First, we were asked about “Lost Frederick,” or buildings that have lost the preservation battle. While unfortunately this is too long a tale for one week, we will address a few notable losses here and continue to periodically highlight [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:30:33+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on Preservation Matters: Looking back at ‘Lost Frederick’

Meeting of stakeholders held in Frederick to discuss mitigation at Birely Tannery site

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Frederick Economic Development Director Richard Griffin brought six flip charts with information about mitigating the historic elements of the Birely Tannery building for the proposed downtown hotel and conference center to a private meeting last week with representatives and stakeholders. The meeting was the second members of the Maryland Historical [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:24:05+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Meeting of stakeholders held in Frederick to discuss mitigation at Birely Tannery site

Preservation Matters: Frederick played major role in early food canning, distribution

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: by Christina Martinkosky In an effort to help inform residents about historic preservation in the city of Frederick and enhance community outreach and the perception of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, The Frederick News-Post has partnered with historic preservation department staff members to bring you a weekly column dedicated to the subject. [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:03:17+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Industrial|Comments Off on Preservation Matters: Frederick played major role in early food canning, distribution

City of Frederick HPC approves first design details for downtown hotel project

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: After months of discussion and tweaking, developers and architects working on Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center cleared a “major hurdle” Thursday with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. “Tonight was a major hurdle that we passed after many, many workshops and a lot of good back-and-forth between the Historic Preservation [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:40:51+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves first design details for downtown hotel project

City of Frederick HPC holds workshops with developers to go over plans for once Birely Tannery demolished

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission voted in September to allow for demolition of the early 20th-century Birely Tannery building as long as proper historic mitigation efforts are performed. The vote spearheaded a series of workshops now underway with the commission to go over the project’s design details. Commissioners will [...]

By | 2017-10-27T10:31:42+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC holds workshops with developers to go over plans for once Birely Tannery demolished

City of Frederick HPC postpones decision on utility meter placement for Washington Gas and owner to find better option

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: An ongoing dispute between the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and local utility companies reared its ugly head last week with a request to install a portion of a gas meter on the facade of downtown Frederick’s Pythian Castle. Gideon Properties, a Hagerstown-based real estate investment firm, is set to renovate the [...]

By | 2017-10-27T10:14:39+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC postpones decision on utility meter placement for Washington Gas and owner to find better option

City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Brewer’s Alley’s rooftop terrace is slated for a makeover of sorts that will protect diners and drinkers from the elements following an approval Thursday from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Roughly a year ago, owner Phil Bowers constructed a wooden pergola — a column-supported open grid for growing vines — [...]

By | 2017-10-14T16:39:18+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The days of Frederick’s former Birely Tannery building are officially numbered after a Historic Preservation Commission vote Thursday. Demolition, however, is still many months, many plan approvals and many historic mitigation efforts away. Much to the disappointment of passionate historic preservation advocates, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 6-1 Thursday [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:25:18+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction, Property Types|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: City staff members are recommending that the Birely Tannery building be demolished to make way for Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center. People who oppose the demolition will have one last chance at Thursday’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting to make their feelings known before commissioners decide its ultimate fate. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:11:45+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: In less than two weeks, Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission will decide the fate of the Birely Tannery building. Passionate opinions both for and against the demolition of the building rang out across a packed City Hall boardroom Thursday in the last of four public workshops dedicated to the decision. The [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:52:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Advocacy, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

City of Frederick HPC to hold at least one more workshop on demo of Birely Tannery building

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Dan Lawton hopes members will be ready to vote after one more workshop on whether to allow demolition of the historic Birely Tannery building for construction of the proposed downtown hotel and conference center. The commissioners held their third workshop Thursday on the request, which stems from [...]

By | 2017-08-29T10:31:41+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC to hold at least one more workshop on demo of Birely Tannery building

Development proceeds at Park Hall manor site that inspired City of Frederick Demolition Review Ordinance

Excerpt From Frederick News-Post: A new shopping center is coming to the site where the historic Park Hall manor once stood on Frederick’s east side. The project, known as Gateway East Plaza, is slated to consist of a 41,600-square-foot shopping center and 100-room hotel on four lots facing the interior corner of East Patrick Street [...]

By | 2017-08-29T10:25:35+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Advocacy, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on Development proceeds at Park Hall manor site that inspired City of Frederick Demolition Review Ordinance

City of Frederick HPC deems Magnolia Ave property ineligible for designation

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Historic preservation has no place in the planned demolition of a house in Frederick’s Magnolia Avenue neighborhood. The city Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday deemed the property ineligible for a special historic designation. The 4-2 vote ends the pursuit of a historic preservation overlay for the house at 210 Magnolia Ave., [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:10:16+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC deems Magnolia Ave property ineligible for designation

Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Like bookends behind the City Hall dais, two new faces joined members of the Frederick Historic Preservation Commission as they delved through heavy agendas during the past two meetings. The new members — Jessica Underwood and Stacey Streett — filled two vacancies that appeared on the board several months ago. [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:54:44+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

City of Frederick HPC workshops repercussions of hotel construction in historic district

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Developers and architects working on Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center promised this week that historic preservation was a key element in developing project plans over the past several years. A group of historic preservation activists are not so convinced, though, and urged members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:56:14+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Advocacy, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC workshops repercussions of hotel construction in historic district

City of Frederick HPC has full docket in July

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The city’s Historic Preservation Commission has never been known for its short meetings, but the latest one held July 13 was exceptionally lengthy. And the next one coming up Thursday may not be much shorter. Not only are the commissioners set to workshop more details of the applications regarding the [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:40:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC has full docket in July

City of Frederick HPC votes to designate Birely Tannery

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: A building in the middle of the proposed downtown hotel and conference center is a contributing resource to the Frederick Town Historic District, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission agreed. But the fate of the 108-year-old Birely Tannery building is still up in the air. After about two hours of testimony and [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:35:43+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to designate Birely Tannery

Frederick HPC to consider designation for Magnolia Avenue home following demolition request

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Applause rang out Thursday among roughly 40 attendees at a Frederick Historic Preservation Commission meeting as demolition of a Magnolia Avenue home hit a sizable snag. The attendees, who were mostly neighbors of the house in question at 210 Magnolia Ave., showed up to Thursday’s meeting to oppose demolition of the [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:31:30+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Mid-century Modern, New Construction|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to consider designation for Magnolia Avenue home following demolition request

Frederick HPC to review proposed downtown hotel and conference center project

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The developers of Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center took the next step Thursday toward bringing the project to fruition. According to a news release from developers Plamondon Hospitality Partners, the developers, city officials and representatives of Randall Family LLC jointly filed an application Thursday morning with the city’s Historic [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:37:12+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, New Construction, Property Types|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to review proposed downtown hotel and conference center project