New Construction

Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal: Plans for a cubic, modern five-story apartment building on a quaint residential street in Fells Point were stalled this week by a city historic preservation panel. The plan by Washington Street LLC to building the multi-family development with a ground-level parking garage at 509 S. Washington St. was put on [...]

By |2018-02-27T11:49:11+00:00February 15th, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Washington County HDC concerned about replacement of stone arch bridge

Excerpt from Herald Mail-Media: State plans to replace a nearly 200-year-old stone-arch bridge in southern Washington County continue to raise concerns among local residents. A Maryland State Highway Administration official told a county advisory group on Monday that this is the first bridge project in 20 years where she'd heard significant objections from the community. [...]

By |2018-02-27T11:42:06+00:00February 14th, 2018|New Construction, Partner Organizations, Washington County|Comments Off on Washington County HDC concerned about replacement of stone arch bridge

City of Baltimore’s CHAP to hold hearing about Elm Street Development in Fells Point

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Elm Street Development is planning a new 300-unit apartment and condo development along the waterfront in Fells Point. The property at 2001 Aliceanna St. is currently the site of a two-story warehouse, leased by the National Aquarium, and a large parking lot. The Virginia-based firm hopes to break ground on [...]

By |2017-12-08T12:47:00+00:00December 8th, 2017|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Baltimore’s CHAP to hold hearing about Elm Street Development in Fells Point

Meeting of stakeholders held in Frederick to discuss mitigation at Birely Tannery site

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Frederick Economic Development Director Richard Griffin brought six flip charts with information about mitigating the historic elements of the Birely Tannery building for the proposed downtown hotel and conference center to a private meeting last week with representatives and stakeholders. The meeting was the second members of the Maryland Historical [...]

By |2017-12-08T12:24:05+00:00November 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Meeting of stakeholders held in Frederick to discuss mitigation at Birely Tannery site

Hagerstown HDC asks for proof of funding for new construction before approving demolition

Excerpt from Herald-Mail Media: Developers are preparing to demolish a downtown building to make way for new classroom space as part of the new urban improvement project, but school officials say there's a bit of housekeeping to do first. Washington County Board of Education President Melissa Williams wrote in a letter to the county commissioners [...]

By |2017-12-08T12:13:09+00:00November 17th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Hagerstown, New Construction|Comments Off on Hagerstown HDC asks for proof of funding for new construction before approving demolition

City of Frederick HPC approves first design details for downtown hotel project

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: After months of discussion and tweaking, developers and architects working on Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center cleared a “major hurdle” Thursday with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. “Tonight was a major hurdle that we passed after many, many workshops and a lot of good back-and-forth between the Historic Preservation [...]

By |2017-11-14T11:40:51+00:00November 9th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves first design details for downtown hotel project

City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Brewer’s Alley’s rooftop terrace is slated for a makeover of sorts that will protect diners and drinkers from the elements following an approval Thursday from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Roughly a year ago, owner Phil Bowers constructed a wooden pergola — a column-supported open grid for growing vines — [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:39:18+00:00October 14th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

Hagerstown HDC approves design for The Maryland Theatre expansion

Excerpt from Herald-Mail Media: The design of the proposed $13 million expansion of The Maryland Theatre received its final approval from the city, and now just needs to work out a few kinks before the project can move forward. The Hagerstown Historic District Commission approved the design of the 30,000-square-foot expansion during its meeting Thursday, [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:32:48+00:00October 14th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Hagerstown, New Construction|Comments Off on Hagerstown HDC approves design for The Maryland Theatre expansion

Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore developer is seeking permission to demolish the Eddie’s of Mount Vernon grocery store and the neighboring buildings to make way for a mixed-use development on West Eager Street. On Tuesday, Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation determined the buildings at 7-11, 13 and 15 W. Eager St. contribute [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:27:53+00:00October 14th, 2017|Baltimore City, Commission Policies & Procedures, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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