Smart Growth Maryland is a campaign of Preservation Maryland which advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns. A major component of this campaign is focused on implementing smart growth policies at the local level across Maryland.
Since its creation, the 20% tax credit for historic building rehabilitation has:
Rehabilitated over 4,018 residential and 625 commercial structures,
Generated nearly $8.53 in economic activity for every dollar invested by the state,
Created almost 72 well-paying jobs for every $1 million credits issued,
Incentivized the private sector to help rebuild and restore Maryland – and create a more prosperous and sustainable future,
Saved priceless architectural treasures in every county across the state.
Unfortunately, legislators have recently been playing partisan games with the future of this non-partisan program. On Monday, March 21st, despite having the full support of Governor Hogan’s Administration, 14 senators voted not to reauthorize the program [SB759/HB939].
The 14 Senators who voted against the program that invests in local businesses and protects Maryland’s history:
Johnny Ray Salling
We need you to join with Preservation Maryland to demand that this legislation be reauthorized this session. Our heritage deserves the full and unwavering support of all legislators.