New Construction

City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The days of Frederick’s former Birely Tannery building are officially numbered after a Historic Preservation Commission vote Thursday. Demolition, however, is still many months, many plan approvals and many historic mitigation efforts away. Much to the disappointment of passionate historic preservation advocates, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 6-1 Thursday [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:25:18+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction, Property Types|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

Chestertown HDC approves marina interpretative center design changes

Excerpt from Kent County News: The town's Historic District Commission on Sept. 6 unanimously approved design changes made to the marina's interpretive center, which is being downsized to a single-story building due to budget constraints.

By | 2017-09-19T15:15:39+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Kent County, New Construction|Comments Off on Chestertown HDC approves marina interpretative center design changes

City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: City staff members are recommending that the Birely Tannery building be demolished to make way for Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center. People who oppose the demolition will have one last chance at Thursday’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting to make their feelings known before commissioners decide its ultimate fate. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:11:45+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: In less than two weeks, Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission will decide the fate of the Birely Tannery building. Passionate opinions both for and against the demolition of the building rang out across a packed City Hall boardroom Thursday in the last of four public workshops dedicated to the decision. The [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:52:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Advocacy, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

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

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

Baltimore County LPC’s consideration of Bosley Mansion for designation delayed

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: A hearing to decide whether county officials should designate the Bosley Mansion in Towson a historic landmark has been postponed for the fifth time, as the owner waits to finalize the property's sale to a pair of local developers. Bosley Estates LLC, a partnership of Martin Azola and Delbert Adams, is [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:46:59+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Baltimore County, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore County LPC’s consideration of Bosley Mansion for designation delayed

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

Berlin HDC approves new look for Main Street building

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Members of the town’s historic district commission praised façade plans for a Main Street building this week. The commission approved Councilman Troy Purnell’s plans to improve the façade of his building at 116 N. Main St. on Wednesday. Several members expressed excitement upon learning that the modern building would be getting [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:29:00+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Berlin, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Berlin HDC approves new look for Main Street building

Berlin HPC supports oyster shell concrete in historic district

Excerpt from the Dispatch: A truck ban proposed for Baker Street has been delayed as officials work to adjust existing language in the town code. When staff presented town officials with a resolution that would prohibit truck traffic on Baker Street Monday, Councilman Thom Gulyas expressed concerns with the code’s current definition of truck. As [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:40:16+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Berlin, New Construction|Comments Off on Berlin HPC supports oyster shell concrete in historic district

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

Berlin HDC to consider new decorative bike racks in district

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Officials with the Berlin Arts and Entertainment District want to incorporate decorative bike racks around town and are working with local businesses and government officials to construct designs that will be presented to the historic district commission later in the year. Heather Layton, chair of the non-profit, said the group has [...]

By | 2017-01-31T13:54:04+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Berlin, New Construction|Comments Off on Berlin HDC to consider new decorative bike racks in district

Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Back in the early 2000s, Henry and Ann Seta had started a battle over the historic nature of a waterfront community in Annapolis when they'd proposed to demolish an old one-story, ranch-style home and replace it with a 32-foot tall, 3-bedroom home. About a decade after the Montgomery County couple [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:18:36+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues, New Construction|Comments Off on Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

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

Chestertown HDC considers upgrades to Chestertown Marina

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Historic District Commission, meeting Sept. 7, weighed in on plans for an interpretive center to be installed as part of the upgrades at Chestertown Marina. Charles Patterson and Zachary Secor of SM&P Architects showed the plans of the building, which will also include a marina store, restrooms and showers for boaters. [...]

By | 2016-12-07T14:53:52+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Chestertown HDC considers upgrades to Chestertown Marina

Rockville HDC to Consider New Plan for Chestnut Lodge

Excerpt from The Sentinel: A controversial plan to build seven townhouses at Chestnut Lodge is now being pared down to six townhouses. However, the developer will need to start the application process over again before the City Council decides whether to approve it. “We’re not thrilled about starting over again,” said Stephen Orens, an attorney [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:12:21+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues, New Construction, Rockville|Comments Off on Rockville HDC to Consider New Plan for Chestnut Lodge