Frederick City

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: 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 | 2016-12-16T11:40:30+00:00 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 | 2016-12-16T11:46:56+00:00 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 | 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: 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 | 2016-12-16T11:50:35+00:00 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 | 2017-01-04T13:41:34+00:00 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 | 2017-01-04T13:45:26+00:00 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 | 2017-01-04T13:48:04+00:00 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 | 2017-01-04T13:54:25+00:00 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 | 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