About the HPC

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) provides advice to Howard County agencies, Boards, Commissions, and property owners regarding historic sites and historic districts and is the steward of the historic preservation plan. It determines if exterior changes to a local historic district or historic structure comply with local plans and issues certificates of approval for all exterior changes, such as, new construction, historic building relocation, demolition, repair or alteration of any structure and other changes that impact the appearance of a historic district or site. The Commission also assists with identifying historic resources on sites and provides advice regarding the design of development.

July 1, 2021 HPC Meeting Information

Meeting Information

Following the announcement of the closure of the George Howard Building to the public, the Department of Planning and Zoning continues to operate through remote service. Given state and local mandates to cease in-person meetings, the HPC is unable to conduct public in-person hearings. The Commission will conduct their regular July meeting as a virtual meeting on July 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm, where the public is invited to speak on the agenda items. 

The Historic Preservation Commission meeting on July 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm will be a WebEx meeting only. If you would like to testify, you must pre-register so you can be identified during the WebEx meeting.  Please see the “Providing Testimony” tab for additional instructions.

 

Registering or Joining by Telephone

Registering for the Meeting:
Join the meeting via computer: If you would like to join the meeting through your computer to view and hear the presentations, you will need to register. Once registered, further instructions and a call-in attendee number will be provided via email. 

Register Here: https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=e836ddd3b47b54b0061e76d7696735d3e

Join the meeting via telephone only: If you only want to listen to the meeting and are not providing testimony call 1-650-479-3207 at the meeting time. When prompted, enter 172 471 0974 as the event access code.

Providing Testimony

Oral Testimony - Those who wish to provide oral testimony are required to sign up online by noon on July 1, 2021. Please follow the instructions for registering, where there will be an option to sign-up to testify.

After you register through WebEx, please email [email protected] by noon on July 1st with the case information that you wish to testify on, so that we can better prepare for the virtual meeting. 

Submitting Documentary Evidence

Documentary Evidence – Documentary evidence must be submitted by noon on July 1, 2021. All documents must be submitted in a pdf format (please contact HPC staff at [email protected] for questions/assistance). Anyone submitting evidence must participate in the virtual meeting and present the evidence or it will not be incorporated into the record.

HPC Suspension Notification
Current Agenda/Staff Report and Exhibits
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July 1, 2021 Agenda
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The July 1, 2021 HPC Agenda can be found here:

July 1, 2021 Agenda

 

 

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HPC-20-83 Agenda/Staff Report, Application and Protestant's Proposed Exhibits
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County Architectural Historian Salvage Response

March 11, 2021 Agenda

February 11, 2021 Agenda

January 14, 2021 Agenda

December 3 HPC Agenda     

Staff Report Addendum for case HPC 20-83

 

HPC-20-83 Application Documents - (8049, 8055, 8059, 8061 (Tiber Park) and 8069 Main Street; Vicinity of Maryland Avenue and Main Street; Vicinity of 3711 Maryland Avenue along Patapsco River, Ellicott City):

Certificate of Approval application form

Attachment A – MD Ave Culverts

Atttachment A (revised) - MD Ave Culvert (revised 12/1/20)

Attachment B – MD Ave HPC Plan set combined

Attachment C – Ellicott City Salvage Materials

Attachment D – 8049 Main Street

Attachment E – 8055 Main Street

Attachment F – 8059 Main Street

Attachment G – 8069 Main Street

Attachment H – 8049 Main Street Lidar

Attachment I – 8055 Main Street Lidar

Attachment J – 8059 Main Street Lidar

Attachment K – 8069 Main Street Lidar

Attachment L – HPC Flow Depths Comparison

Attachment M – HPC Flow Velocity Comparison

Attachment N - Product Data

Attachment P - Master Plan and Renders

Attachment Q - Channel Wall Images

 

HPC-20-83 Protestant's Proposed Exhibits (marked for identification purposes only)

01_Killen_Exhibit 1_written testimony

02_Hurewitz_Exhibit 2_Water Street Bridge Grate

03_Hurewitz_Exhibit 3_Patapsco Bridge Contours

04_Hurewitz_Exhibit 4_2018 Flood Water Trapped by Wall and Bridge

05_Hurewitz_Exhibit 5_Patapsco Bridge Curved Elevations

06_Hurewitz_Exhibit 6_Testimony HPC 2020-12-03

07_Hurewitz_Exhibit 7_Cairo Illinois Flood Gate

08_Hurewitz_Exhibit 8_Images from November 2020 Agenda

09_Preservation Howard County_Exhibit 9_Testimony to HPC 12-03-2020

10_Hurewitz_Exhibit 10_ Joel Hurewitz December 18 Response

11_Hurewitz_Exhibit 11_Joel Hurewitz December 10 and 11 Response

12_Hurewitz Exhibit 12_Joel Hurewitz February 2 PIA Response

13_Hurewitz Exhibit 13_8049 Portion Over Channel

Minor Alteration Determinations

The Executive Secretary has determined that the following applications are considered minor alterations and do not require a Certificate of Approval from the Commission. Each application will be posted on this website for 5 days.

If any member of the public, or any member of the Historic Preservation Commission, objects to a determination below, please email the Executive Secretary at [email protected] within the 5 days of posting. Any application that is subject to an objection will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting for which legal advertising obligations have been met. More information on the Minor Alteration Process can be found here: Minor Alterations Code

Current Applications for Minor Alterations and Tax Credit Pre-Approval:

There are currently no applications.

Application Submissions

The Department has established new procedures to streamline the processing of Historic Preservation Commission applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the Application Submission Procedures to ensure your application is properly submitted and can therefore be reviewed by the Commission.

Review the Application Submission Procedures here

Additional Information
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Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines
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2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Meeting Schedule

Date of Meeting

First Thursday of each month

Deadline for Applications

Wednesday 22 days before meeting

The Commission does not meet in January

N/A
February 4

January 13

March 4 February 10
April 1 March 10
May 6 April 14
June 3 May 12
July 1 June 9
August 5 July 14
September 2 August 11
October 7 September 15
November 4 October 13
December 2 November 10

*Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.*

If you have an emergency, please contact Samantha Holmes at 410-313-2350 or [email protected].

Download printable schedule for 2021.

Link to main Historic Preservation page.

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Design Guidelines
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Rules of Procedure
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View the Commission's Rules of Procedure: Rules of Procedure

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Application Forms
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The Historic Preservation Commission reviews several types of applications, including applications for Certificates of Approval to make exterior alterations to properties within a local historic district, applications for Historic Property Tax Credits and applications for Advisory Comments to properties under going subdivision or site development plans that contain a historic property.  

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Board Members
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Allan Shad, Chair

Eileen Tennor, Vice-Chair

Drew Roth

Bruno Reich

Erica Zoren

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Staff Contact
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Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning

410-313-2350

Tags
Boards & Commissions
Historic Preservation

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