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
- Registering or Joining by Telephone
- Providing Testimony
- Submitting Documentary Evidence
- HPC Suspension Notification
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The July 1, 2021 HPC Agenda can be found here:
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):
HPC-20-83 Protestant's Proposed Exhibits (marked for identification purposes only)
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.
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.
2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Date of Meeting
First Thursday of each month
Deadline for Applications
Wednesday 22 days before meeting
The Commission does not meet in January
|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].
View the Commission's Rules of Procedure: Rules of Procedure
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.
Previous Years Minutes
|2020 Minutes Coming Soon|
Allan Shad, Chair
Eileen Tennor, Vice-Chair
Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning