Maryland Department of Planning

Maryland Department of Planning Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) provides planning guidance, analysis, outreach and support. Mission Statement:

Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) provides guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure that all of the State’s natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected as smart and sustainable growth goals are attained.
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Celebrating 60 Years of Preservation in Maryland
05/06/2021
Celebrating 60 Years of Preservation in Maryland

Celebrating 60 Years of Preservation in Maryland

By Elizabeth Hughes, Maryland Historical Trust Director In 1961, the world was changing – and fast.  This was the year that Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin became the first human to fly i…

05/06/2021

In honor of #PreservationMonth, check out the MHT Library’s new resource guide on historic building preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration! This helpful guide includes books on such topics as restoring historic windows and choosing period appropriate fixtures, as well as builders and supply catalogs, pattern books, and trade publications, available in our library.

View the guide: https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/research/Historic%20Building%20Materials%20and%20Restoration%20Resources.pdf

Please note, the MHT Library is currently closed for in-person visits due to the ongoing pandemic, but Lara Westwood, our librarian, is available to provide reference assistance via email and telephone.

#MarylandHistoricalTrust #MHT #MDSHPO #MDLibraries #PreservationMonth #HistoricPreservation #NationalPreservationMonth

Photos from Maryland Historical Trust's post
05/05/2021

Photos from Maryland Historical Trust's post

Great article in today's Cumberland Times-News about the partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust and the City ...
04/21/2021
City to invest $200,000 to renovate former Carver Center

Great article in today's Cumberland Times-News about the partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust and the City of Cumberland to invest $200K to renovate the former Carver Center.

The funding, made possible through the African American Heritage Preservation Program, will assist with stabilization needs at the facility. The City voted to match the grant with a $100,000 contribution for the project.

https://bit.ly/2PcX2fk

CUMBERLAND — The city plans to invest $200,000 to renovate the Carver Community Center, which sustained significant vandalism in recent years after the facility had been shuttered.

04/14/2021
04/12/2021
MPA 2021 FRIENDS OF CLIFTON MANSION
03/31/2021
MPA 2021 FRIENDS OF CLIFTON MANSION

MPA 2021 FRIENDS OF CLIFTON MANSION

The Friends of Clifton Mansion (Baltimore City) received the 2021 Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship of an MHT Easement Property for the...

MPA 2021 SANG RUN 1
03/30/2021
MPA 2021 SANG RUN 1

MPA 2021 SANG RUN 1

Maryland Department of Natural Resources/Sang Run State Park received the 2021 Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship by a Government Agency...

MPA 2021 HOEN 1
03/29/2021
MPA 2021 HOEN 1

MPA 2021 HOEN 1

A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Center for Neighborhood Innovation (Baltimore City) received the 2021 Maryland Preservation Award for Project Excellence: Community ...

MHT’s Spring 2021 Newsletter is here! Inside: Maryland Preservation Awards, Frieda's Cottage, upcoming grant opportuniti...
03/29/2021
Spring 2021 Newsletter

MHT’s Spring 2021 Newsletter is here! Inside: Maryland Preservation Awards, Frieda's Cottage, upcoming grant opportunities, and more...

Each quarter, we deliver the news you need to keep up to date on our preservation programs. Sign up here to join our mailing list!

Maryland Historical Trust
03/26/2021

Maryland Historical Trust

Announcing the FY2022 grant round of the African American Heritage Preservation Program!

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and MHT will hold three free webinars for prospective applicants – two general overviews on April 1 and 7 as well as a proposal-writing 101 session on April 14.

To attend, please sign up on the program webpage: https://mht.maryland.gov/grants_africanamerican.shtml

Applications will be available online beginning April 1, 2021 and will be due July 1, 2021.

#MarylandHistoricalTrust #MHT #MDSHPO #PreserveMD #AfricanAmericanHeritage

Photo Caption: McComas Institute in Joppa, Harford County, FY2017, Hosanna Community House, Inc.

Planning's Transit Station Area Profile Tool gets national recognition as a proactive user-friendly resource to encourag...
03/25/2021

Planning's Transit Station Area Profile Tool gets national recognition as a proactive user-friendly resource to encourage development around transit stations to promote economic development in Maryland. https://bit.ly/39ePI9w Esri

03/25/2021
MPA 2021 BLACK VOTE MURAL PROJECT

MPA 2021 BLACK VOTE MURAL PROJECT

The Black Vote Mural Project at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis received the 2021 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Community Engagement.

Today we recognize Rita Pritchett, one of our administrative aids for the State of MD Clearinghouse. Rita has been with ...
03/25/2021

Today we recognize Rita Pritchett, one of our administrative aids for the State of MD Clearinghouse. Rita has been with MDP for almost 20 years. The State of MD Clearinghouse ensures that financial and non-financial assistance projects operating within Maryland are consistent with state and local policies and programs.

Thank you Rita for your service and the work you do!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Maryland Day! On this day settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryl...
03/25/2021

Wishing everyone a very Happy Maryland Day! On this day settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil, at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River. There were about 150 settlers that departed from Gravesend on the Thames River downstream from London.

Today we recognize Bihui "Diane" Xu, one of our Transportation Planning Managers. Bihui has been at the Maryland Departm...
03/24/2021

Today we recognize Bihui "Diane" Xu, one of our Transportation Planning Managers. Bihui has been at the Maryland Department of Planning for over 25 years. In her role, she collaborates and provides technical assistance with transportation planning to counties and municipalities.

Thank you Bihui for all that you do!!

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
03/23/2021

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Today is #NationalNearMissDay! While the origins of the day are about a massive asteroid missing the earth back in 1989, there were also some close calls that happened in the Chesapeake during the #Warof1812.

One "near miss" happened during the #BattleofBaltimore when a British bomb hit the roof of Fort McHenry's powder magazine. The bomb glanced off the arch-shaped roof, leaving a hole and caving in a portion of the ceiling of the powder room (which contained close to 200 barrels of powder).

Luckily for the Fort's defenders, the bomb failed to blow up. If it had, would have destroyed the fort with a catastrophic explosion.

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Baltimore National Heritage Area Baltimore Heritage

[image: (1) modern-day photograph of the Fort's arch-shaped powder magazine; (2) colored illustration of the bombardment of Fort McHenry with British ships in the background; credit: NPS]

Today we recognize Kristen Humphrey, one of our Local Assistance and Training (LAT) Planners. Kristen joined the Marylan...
03/23/2021

Today we recognize Kristen Humphrey, one of our Local Assistance and Training (LAT) Planners. Kristen joined the Maryland Department of Planning in August of 2017. In her role, she coordinates with the division manager and the regional planners in implementing Planning’s education and outreach efforts.

Read more about Kristen below!
https://mdplanningblog.com/2020/05/29/kristen-e-humphrey/

Today we recognize our awesome Administrator for the  Maryland Heritage Areas Program, Jen Ruffner. Jen has been part of...
03/22/2021

Today we recognize our awesome Administrator for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, Jen Ruffner. Jen has been part of the MDP family for the past 11 years at the Maryland Historical Trust. As the administrator of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, she works with the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority which provides targeted financial and technical assistance within thirteen locally designated Heritage Areas.

Thank you Jen for all that you do!

Maryland Historical Trust
03/20/2021

Maryland Historical Trust

It's only the first day of ground-truthing excavations today at the 18th-century Barwick's Ordinary site and already George II has made an appearance!
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#PreserveMD #MHT #MDSHPO #MarylandHistoricalTrust #CarolineCountyMD #Archaeology #EasternShoreMD

Maryland Historical Trust
03/19/2021

Maryland Historical Trust

We are delighted to share the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority’s (MHAA) annual report for FY 2020. Check out all the important work that the Maryland Heritage Areas and MHAA grantees have been doing across the state, even during a global pandemic.

Thank you to our partners who contributed photos!

Read the whole report here:

https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/MHAA/MHAA_AnnualReport.pdf

And ICYMI, MHAA also recently published a series of economic impact reports that can be found here: https://mht.maryland.gov/heritageareas_impact.shtml

#MHAAgrant #MHAAgrants #MHAA #Maryland #Heritage #PublicHistory #MD #HeritageTourism #HeritageAreas

Tagging: Beaches, Bays, Water Ways - Beach to Bay Heritage Area I Love Dorchester County Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Four Rivers Heritage Area
Baltimore National Heritage Area Heritage Montgomery Maryland Milestones (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area) Patapsco Valley Heritage Area Destination Southern Maryland Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Canal Place Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland Garrett County Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Chesapeake Heartland: An African American Humanities Project AAIC Visual Perceptions Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Town of Berlin Maryland Pride of Baltimore II Richardson Maritime Museum Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park Town of Oakland, Maryland Sultana Education Foundation Historic Sotterley

Today we recognize one of our great GIS Planners, Ellen Mussman. Ellen joined MDP in February 2019. Her primary responsi...
03/19/2021
Meet the Planning Staff: Ellen Mussman

Today we recognize one of our great GIS Planners, Ellen Mussman. Ellen joined MDP in February 2019. Her primary responsibilities include updating the statewide generalized zoning map and the water and sewer plan maps.

Read more about Ellen below!
https://mdplanningblog.com/2019/08/28/meet-the-planning-staff-ellen-mussman/

Meet the Planning Staff Ellen Mussman joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in February 2019 as a GIS Planner in the Geospatial and Data Analysis Unit. Her primary responsibilities …

Today we recognize Regional Planner, Sarah Lipkin Sularz! Sarah joined MDP in February 2019. As part of her role with Pl...
03/17/2021
Meet the Planning Staff: Sarah Lipkin Sularz

Today we recognize Regional Planner, Sarah Lipkin Sularz! Sarah joined MDP in February 2019. As part of her role with Planning, Sarah has been working with the Maryland Planning Commission Association (MPCA) by assisting with and planning regional workshops, video production, promotions, and otherwise enthusiastically supporting the organization.

Read more about Sarah below!
https://mdplanningblog.com/2019/06/26/meet-the-planning-staff-sarah-lipkin-sularz/

Sarah Lipkin Sularz joined the Maryland Department of Planning in February 2019 as a Regional Planner for Southern Maryland. Sarah Studied landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota and …

MDP wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
03/17/2021

MDP wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

ARC Seeks Appalachian Leadership Applicants
03/16/2021
ARC Seeks Appalachian Leadership Applicants

ARC Seeks Appalachian Leadership Applicants

The Appalachian Regional Commission began accepting applications for the third class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership and economic development training opportunity for people who currently live and/or work in Appalachia.

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