On October 29, 2018, the Howard County Council passed CB75-2018 with amendments, as advocated for by many Marylanders, that lessens the bill’s original threat to the Historic Preservation Commissions’ independent nature.
On October 1, 2018, CB75-2018 was introduced during a legislative session of the Howard County Council. This new legislation could radically upend over forty years of preservation planning and investment in one fell swoop.
Ellicott City Flood of 2018. Photo from Shannon Baranoski.
Flood Recovery Fund 2018: Historic Ellicott City Experiences Another Devastating Flood
05/27/2018 By Preservation Maryland
On the afternoon of May 27, 2018, Ellicott City, Maryland endured yet another devastating flood— the second time in less than two years. Preservation Maryland stands ready to support the rebuilding, recovery, and rehabilitation of this historic community.
In the days and weeks following the 2016 flood, Preservation Maryland provided hundreds of hours of support to the community — from surveying and documenting damaged resources to providing cash grants to organizations and non-profits to help restore damaged structures.
Following this latest flood, we fully expect to be involved in the recovery again. To help support that work, make a gift to our re-activated Flood Recovery Fund. Donations to the Fund will support property owners with technical preservation assistance, grants to organizations and other charitable recovery efforts as they arise.