Frederick City

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

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