A New Plan in the New Year

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by Elizabeth Hughes, Director, The Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), is currently embarking on a new statewide planning effort to help align Maryland’s efforts in historic preservation and cultural heritage toward shared goals. 

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Hogan Administration Announces More Than $19 Million to Revitalize Historic Buildings

Tax Credits Leverage Projects Expected to Create More Than 1,380 Jobs

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Fig. 1 – Photo showing the Fidelity Building located on North Charles Street, Baltimore City.

The Hogan administration announced earlier this month that the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), has awarded 16 projects more than $19 million in revitalization tax credits, leveraging more than $92 million in additional investment

The Historic Revitalization Tax Credit, administered by MHT, has invested more than $465 million in Maryland rehabilitation projects since 1996. The investments have helped make improvements to 5,331 homeowner and 825 commercial historic structures, preserving buildings that contribute to the distinct character of Maryland’s towns, cities, and rural areas.

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U.S. National Park Service: Semiquincentennial Grant Program Accepting Applications for FY2022

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The National Park Service is accepting applications for a second round of funding for its Semiquincentennial Grant Program.


Congress created this grant program in 2020 to support the preservation of state-owned sites and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation.

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An Interview with Mary Means, Main Street Movement Pioneer

Women in Planning – Part VII

by Victoria Olivier, AICP, Regional Planner and Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Urban renewal, migration from our towns and smaller cities to larger, more metropolitan areas, and attendant growth of suburbs, have created the now familiar contours of disinvestment, abandonment, and decay in towns across the U.S. This trend began as a result of rapid industrialization in the face of two World Wars, accelerating by the mid-20th century, and in some areas continues to this day.

Thus, when urban renewal resulted in tearing down entire blocks within town centers, and shopping centers were luring both stores and shoppers to follow them to the suburbs, it began to look as though small towns would simply fade away. The downward slide of traditional town centers was gradual but steady, and town leaders had little information about how to fight back.

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Registration Now Open for Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program!

Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program: Upcoming Webinars from the Maryland Historic Trust

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Are you considering applying for a capital grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more!

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Attend a webinar to learn if your project is eligible, what is required for submitting an application, how to convey an easement, and more. You can learn more about the grant program on our website.

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