Frederick City

City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A proposal to demolish a 19th-century farmhouse and redevelop the land for commercial use will move forward as planned. The city of Frederick Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted against placing a historic preservation overlay on the farmhouse at 1724 N. Market St. An overlay is an extra level of [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues, Rural|Comments Off on City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A host of businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to historic preservation as recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards, presented Thursday night by Scott Winnette,chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. Winners were: Sarah Thiel Butner received Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation award for her restoration and rehabilitation work [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Roughly two dozen members of the Frederick County Agricultural Society filled Frederick City Hall on Thursday during the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. They waited patiently through the first two and a half hours of discussion and decisions before time came for the last item on the meeting agenda. Then, [...]

By | May 15th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

In the news: City of Frederick HPC Approves Moving Conley Farm Mill House

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Plans to build a new neighborhood on a historic farm in west Frederick are progressing, but at a slower pace than originally anticipated. If things go well, developer FredRock Partners hopes to break ground on a 220-home development at Conley Farm in 2017, according to Victor White, project manager. White [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Rural|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick HPC Approves Moving Conley Farm Mill House

In the news: Frederick City HPC considers designations for Fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The Frederick Fairgrounds and a nearby chapel may be among the next properties recommended for a special historic designation. The city Historic Preservation Designation Committee on Thursday reviewed the possibility of designating the East Patrick Street fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church with historic preservation overlays. An overlay is an [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick City HPC considers designations for Fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s

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 | 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 | 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: Frederick Board of Alderman to vote on HP overlay at Union Mills

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: An upcoming city vote could add a layer of requirements intended to ensure preservation of four historic properties in Frederick. The Board of Aldermen will vote on Jan. 21 on a proposal to place historic preservation overlays at the Union Mills building, the Ox Fibre Brush Co. building, the Frederick [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick Board of Alderman to vote on HP overlay at Union Mills

Frederick Newel Post: winter news from Frederick HPC

The fall/winter edition of the City of Frederick's historic preservation publication, Frederick Newel Post, is now available. Articles include recent historic preservation designations, new members of the Historic Preservation Commission, and design guideline updates. Read Frederick Newel Post

By | November 25th, 2015|Frederick City, Partner Organizations|Comments Off on Frederick Newel Post: winter news from Frederick HPC

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 | 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: City of Frederick HPC recommends designation of four properties

Excerpt from the Frederick-News Post:  The four recommended overlay sites, all in Neighborhood Advisory Council 12, are the first of the 26 identified as potentially eligible for historic designation under the city’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The designation committee will continue to submit applications for the remaining properties on that list, apart from a handful that were [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Frederick City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick HPC recommends designation of four properties

In the news: Frederick HPC Chair Kate McConnell answers five questions

Excerpt from an interview with Kate McConnell, chair of the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission, in the Frederick News-Post: What do you think is the biggest misconception people might have about the historic preservation process and designations for the city? Length of review. I’ve heard concern about large projects being held up and smaller [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick HPC Chair Kate McConnell answers five questions

In the news: Bernie Callan receives Historic Preservation Medal

Bernie Callan, MAHDC founding member and current Treasurer and Vice President of Finance, recently received the 2015 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal. From the Frederick News-Post: "If you step back and say, ‘Well, we accomplished this, so it’s time to quit,’ then [preservation] won’t keep going forward,” he said. “Someone [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Bernie Callan receives Historic Preservation Medal

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

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 | August 4th, 2015|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick County HPC debates historic tree demo