New Construction

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | June 28th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues, New Construction, Rockville|Comments Off on Rockville HDC to Consider New Plan for Chestnut Lodge

Howard County HPC Expresses Concerns about Plans to Build 13 Houses in Ellicott City

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: When Denise Cortis moved into her home on Deanwood Avenue in 2008, she believed "certain protections" existed to preserve the quiet, narrow, scenic Ellicott City road that is nested with late Victorian and American Foursquare homes. A plan to build 13 single family houses with five open space lots on [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Howard County, New Construction|Comments Off on Howard County HPC Expresses Concerns about Plans to Build 13 Houses in Ellicott City

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: Chestertown HDC approves solar panel projects

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Historic District Commission, meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, got a lesson on solar energy installations. At the same meeting, it approved two solar installations in the Historic District and suggested it is open to a wider application of the technology. Scott Johnson of Advanced Solar, the company installing solar arrays for members [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction, Sustainable/Green Technologies|Comments Off on In the news: Chestertown HDC approves solar panel projects

In the news: Baltimore CHAP approves H&S Bakery warehouse expansion

Excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal: H&S Bakery has received initial approval from the city's historic preservation panel to expand its Fells Point production-and-distribution facility. The expansion would add nearly 25,000 square feet to the current warehouse on South Caroline Street, bringing total square footage up to 62,000 square feet. An historic, industrial building at [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, Industrial, New Construction, Property Types|Comments Off on In the news: Baltimore CHAP approves H&S Bakery warehouse expansion