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Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: District Court judge ruled Wednesday that mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and his business partners should have sought a certificate of approval before commissioning a giant mural on the side of their Annapolis restaurant. Judge John P. McKenna Jr.'s decision means Buckley must seek an after-the-fact [...]

Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

May 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The central figure on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission — literally, he sits in the middle of the dais — has left his post. Scott Winnette, commission chairman, announced he was stepping down during the city’s 2017 Historic Presentation Awards on Thursday. His resignation ends a [...]

Berlin HDC approves new look for Main Street building

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Owners of historic properties in Frederick may soon have someone to help guide them through the renovation process, if the city adds a position requested by its staff. Adding an architectural inspector to the city’s Engineering Department would help improve the application and review process [...]

City of Frederick HPC denies post-work approval of painted brick

April 27th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC denies post-work approval of painted brick

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission shot down a request Thursday to allow painted brick to stay on the side of the old Asiana building in downtown Frederick despite the property owner’s best effort to convince them of its beauty. Property owner Duk Hee [...]

City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The Frederick Historic Preservation Commission is clarifying design guidelines for properties in the city’s historic district, and members want residents to remain as informed as possible during the process. “We have pushed and we will continue to push to have something much clearer, so when [...]

Berlin HPC supports oyster shell concrete in historic district

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: A mural of the Maryland state dinosaur will soon have a place in downtown Frederick. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday gave Frederick artist Goodloe Byron the go-ahead to begin painting a colorful, cartoonish Astrodon johnstoni dinosaur on the west side of the city’s Church [...]

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that the owner of a historic building in Annapolis should have sought city approval before replacing wood windows with vinyl ones. The March 27 opinion is the latest decision in a dispute between the City [...]

Prince George’s County HPC approves plan to move cemetery

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Prince George’s County HPC approves plan to move cemetery

Excerpt from the Washington Post: Yards from the sleek entrance of the icy-blue MGM National Harbor casino, an eerie sight greets those lining up for table games and Cher concerts: a cluster of lonely graves atop a hill. The graves, surrounded by a parking lot and two lines of chain-link [...]