City of Hagerstown Advisory: Historic District Commission Opening
City of Hagerstown Advisory
Historic District Commission Opening
Hagerstown, MD (April 26, 2010): The City of Hagerstown is accepting applications for an opening on the Historic District Commission. Interested applicants must be residents of the City and should have an interest in historic preservation and experience in the field of real estate, history, archaeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, urban design or related principles.
"The Historic District Commission is responsible for ensuring that the historic character of the City's four locally designated historic districts are protected from inappropriate changes or additions to the buildings and properties in the district," stated Hagerstown's Director of Planning Kathleen Maher. "All voting members of the Historic District Commission are City residents and in many cases are property owners in the historic districts. This local perspective combined with their expertise and interest in historic preservation ensures that the design review process reflects the special needs of Hagerstown."
The Historic District Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30pm at City Hall. The commission, which was formed in 1987, reviews plans for exterior alterations to properties in the City's four historic districts. Reviews are based on the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines.
Interested City residents should contact Donna Spickler, City Clerk, at 301-739-8577, x113, for an application, or the Planning Department at 301-739-8577, x138. Applications are also available on-line at www.hagerstownmd.org/Assets/BandC_app.pdf.