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 the property is in the Frederick Town Historic District, significant exterior changes require review and approval by the Historic Preservation Commission.
The windows — two on the south side of 300 N. Market St. and two on the front of 304 N. Market St. — have already been replaced, meaning Ro needed post-work approval, according to the staff report submitted by Lisa Mroszczyk Murphy, a city historic preservation planner.
Only one of the replacement windows was historic, though. The others, all vinyl, did not meet the requirements under the city’s guidelines for the Historic District, the report stated.
Based on Mroszczyk Murphy’s recommendation, the commission voted to approve the request for replacement windows with the requirement that Ro replace the vinyl windows with appropriate historic windows that matched the original windows.