Maryland Agencies Seeking Your Input on Long Range Transportation, Historic Preservation, and Fair Housing Planning

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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are currently seeking community input on the 2050 Maryland Transportation Plan (2050 MTP), the draft Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Survey (AFFH Survey), and the Statewide Preservation Plan (Preservation Plan), respectively. More about each is below.

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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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Nominations are now open for the 48th annual Maryland Preservation Awards

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The Maryland Preservation Awards, presented annually by the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT) Board of Trustees, are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education, and community development projects in Maryland.

Figure 1 – Photo of two 2022 Preservation Award recipients being presented award by MHT’s executive Director, Elizabeth Hughes. Courtesy Maryland Historical Trust.
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Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Receives $49,000 Grant to Study Early Twentieth-Century Rural Wallville Community

National Park Service Funds Will Support Historical and Archaeological Study of Rural Community in Calvert County

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The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), both divisions of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), announced last month receiving a $49,000 grant from the Department of Interior’s National Park Service Civil Rights grant program. The grant will support a historical and archaeological study of Calvert County’s Wallville community.

Following the Civil War, newly emancipated Black Marylanders found themselves negotiating a new world, one filled with both opportunities and constraints in southern Maryland, where freed families formed nearly half the population and yet struggled against efforts to perpetuate systems of labor.

JPPM’s “Witnesses of Wallville: Documenting a Rural Southern Maryland Community” project will, with the help of descendants, articulate the history through a focus on Wallville, exploring how the community’s residents crafted new lives as they confronted racism and bigotry into the mid-twentieth century.

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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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