Frederick City

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

Preservationists advocate at Frederick HPC Meeting for tannery site

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: News that the latest design for the proposed downtown hotel and conference center definitely includes plans to demolish the historic Birely Tannery building attracted a small crowd Thursday to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. The agenda for the meeting was rather light, with only one item set for hearing and [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:26:47+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Advocacy, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on Preservationists advocate at Frederick HPC Meeting for tannery site

Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The central figure on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission — literally, he sits in the middle of the dais — has left his post. Scott Winnette, commission chairman, announced he was stepping down during the city’s 2017 Historic Presentation Awards on Thursday. His resignation ends a decade of service on the [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:27:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Owners of historic properties in Frederick may soon have someone to help guide them through the renovation process, if the city adds a position requested by its staff. Adding an architectural inspector to the city’s Engineering Department would help improve the application and review process in Frederick’s historic preservation overlay [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:28:27+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

City of Frederick HPC denies post-work approval of painted brick

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission shot down a request Thursday to allow painted brick to stay on the side of the old Asiana building in downtown Frederick despite the property owner’s best effort to convince them of its beauty. Property owner Duk Hee Ro attended Thursday’s Historic Preservation [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:36:22+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC denies post-work approval of painted brick

City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The Frederick Historic Preservation Commission is clarifying design guidelines for properties in the city’s historic district, and members want residents to remain as informed as possible during the process. “We have pushed and we will continue to push to have something much clearer, so when people move into the historic [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:25:08+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: A mural of the Maryland state dinosaur will soon have a place in downtown Frederick. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday gave Frederick artist Goodloe Byron the go-ahead to begin painting a colorful, cartoonish Astrodon johnstoni dinosaur on the west side of the city’s Church Street parking garage as part [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:07:17+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

City of Frederick seeking HPC members

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city of Frederick put out a call recently for people to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. The available positions are on the Historic Preservation Commission, the Electrical Board, the Plumbing Board and a Neighborhood Advisory Council. According to the Historic Preservation Commission website, the term of one member, [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:18:02+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick seeking HPC members

City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A meeting of the minds regarding the city’s historic preservation efforts is getting closer to actually happening. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter Feb. 9 to Mayor Randy McClement and the board of aldermen requesting a formal meeting to discuss the role and expectations for the HPC and [...]

By | 2017-03-07T18:27:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Frederick HPC signs off on rehab of townhouse on W. Fourth St

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission officially signed off Thursday on plans to rehabilitate the dilapidated downtown Frederick townhouse at 20 W. Fourth St. Susan Murphy, a representative of prospective property owner Murphy Properties, presented plans to rehab the building for the second time at Thursday’s public hearing. She [...]

By | 2017-02-16T11:45:32+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick HPC signs off on rehab of townhouse on W. Fourth St

Frederick HPC, utility company, and property owner find workable solution for meter placement

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A West Third Street property owner and the city’s Historic Preservation Commission struck a compromise Thursday regarding placement of a gas meter on the front of the building. James Callear, owner of the brick town house at 133 W. Third St. in the Frederick Town Historic District, is now allowed [...]

By | 2017-02-16T11:39:01+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on Frederick HPC, utility company, and property owner find workable solution for meter placement

City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A member of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission used his public comment period Thursday to formally request a meeting with the mayor, Board of Aldermen and city staff members. Commissioner Stephen Parnes called a lack of open dialogue between the commissioners and city officials crazy and intolerable. He said that [...]

By | 2017-01-31T14:00:11+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Frederick HPC to reconsider gas meter location on front of building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A West Third Street property owner will get a second chance to persuade the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to let him keep a gas meter on the front of his building. James Callear bought the brick town house at 133 W. Third St. in the Frederick Town Historic District about [...]

By | 2017-01-27T12:03:10+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to reconsider gas meter location on front of building

50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: 50 Years Ago January 6, 1967 Over 30 Frederick residents and businessmen last night asked the Board of Aldermen to create a Historic District Commission for the city. State Senator-elect Goodloe E. Byron, spokesman for the group, said the move was being led by the Fredericktown Association. “A Historic District [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:57:53+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on 50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC