Frederick City

In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: When James Callear bought a house on West Third Street in May, he was familiar with the rules governing the Frederick Town Historic District. What he didn’t realize, despite owning and renovating other properties in the historic district, was that utility boxes and meters cannot be on building facades, according to [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:59:46+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems

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 | 2016-12-16T12:11:06+00:00 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

City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Frederick's Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to postpone its decision on a request to demolish the front, three-story portion of 56 S. Market St. until its next public hearing. The continuance came after a motion to deny property owner Suitland Road LLC's demolition request failed by a split 3-3 vote. [...]

By | 2016-12-16T12:25:53+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

City of Frederick HPC to vote Oct. 13 on Taney bust

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A controversial proposal to remove a bust of Roger Brooke Taney from outside Frederick City Hall remains one vote away from a final decision. The city Historic Preservation Commission will on Oct. 13 issue a final verdict. The commission will decide if the Taney bust, an accompanying plaque and a [...]

By | 2016-12-11T23:06:24+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC to vote Oct. 13 on Taney bust

MHT won’t be involved in Taney bust decision

Excerpt from WTOP: FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland city’s plan to rid its City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery won’t be second-guessed by the state. Maryland Historical Trust Director Elizabeth Hughes wrote in a Sept. 2 letter to officials in Frederick that [...]

By | 2016-12-16T10:52:00+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on MHT won’t be involved in Taney bust decision

Frederick’s Taney bust in the New York Times

Excerpt from the New York Times: FREDERICK, Md. — In 1801, Roger Brooke Taney, the politically minded son of a Maryland tobacco planter, settled here to practice law. He married the sister of Francis Scott Key, won election to the State Senate and worked his way to Washington, where he landed a dream job: Chief [...]

By | 2016-12-16T10:52:51+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick’s Taney bust in the New York Times

Maryland Historical Trust to review plan for removal of Taney Statue

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A state panel is postponing its review of a plan to remove from the grounds of Frederick City Hall a statue of the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery. Spokesman John Coleman says the Maryland Historical Trust's Easement Committee has postponed until Monday [...]

By | 2016-12-16T10:53:41+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Maryland Historical Trust to review plan for removal of Taney Statue

City of Frederick Aldermen reject designation for Fairgrounds

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Further requirements won’t be added to protect the agricultural history that the Frederick Fairgrounds represents. The Frederick Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted to deny a proposal to place a historic preservation overlay on a portion of the fairgrounds property. The 4-0 vote was met with a standing ovation from [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:01:57+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on City of Frederick Aldermen reject designation for Fairgrounds

City of Frederick Aldermen to vote on Fairgrounds designation

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The iconic red-accented building that marks the entrance to the Frederick Fairgrounds may be the last commercial example of its architectural style in the city of Frederick. It is also one of 21 buildings or structures within a 22-acre area recommended for a special designation that would add extra requirements [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:02:37+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on City of Frederick Aldermen to vote on Fairgrounds designation

Frederick HPC to weigh in on significance of tannery building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The only building left from early 19th-century tanning operations in the city of Frederick may be demolished to build a downtown hotel and conference center, according to a project update on Thursday. Pete Plamondon Jr., co-president of Plamondon Hospitality Partners, the hotel developer for the project, said the proposed final [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:03:13+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to weigh in on significance of tannery building

Frederick’s mayor and aldermen deny preservation overlay of Monocacy Brewing Co. building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A proposal to protect the Monocacy Brewing Co. property with extra regulations related to historic preservation was rejected on Thursday, with Mayor Randy McClement casting the tie-breaking vote. Frederick’s mayor and aldermen voted 3-2 to deny the historic preservation overlay recommended for 1781 N. Market St. The former Ebert’s Dairy [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:05:19+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, Property Types|Comments Off on Frederick’s mayor and aldermen deny preservation overlay of Monocacy Brewing Co. building

Frederick City HPC votes on relocation of controversial Taney statue

Excerpt from Your4State.com: The final vote for removing a controversial statue in the city of Frederick is underway There have been four proposals submitted by Frederick City Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak for the removal of the Roger Brooke Taney statue and this is the first time it has gone to resolution. “I think that this decision has [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:06:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick City HPC votes on relocation of controversial Taney statue

Frederick City HPC approves window replacement

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Duk Hee Ro, principal of Julia & James Properties, which owns several prominent downtown buildings, was at the city government building on Thursday. Ro was there requesting the green light from the Historic Preservation Commission to replace four of the windows at her property at 300-304 N. Market Street. Since [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:07:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Substitute Materials|Comments Off on Frederick City HPC approves window replacement

City of Frederick Seeks Applicants to Fill HPC Vacancy

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city of Frederick is looking to fill an opening on its Historic Preservation Commission. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and résumé to the city no later than 4 p.m. July 22, according to a city statement sent Friday. The seven-member Historic Preservation Commission is charged with applying [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:09:32+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick Seeks Applicants to Fill HPC Vacancy

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 | 2016-12-16T11:10:58+00:00 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 | 2016-12-16T11:17:33+00:00 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 | 2016-12-16T11:21:56+00:00 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 | 2016-12-16T11:23:43+00:00 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 | 2016-12-16T11:29:02+00:00 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 | 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