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.
Field Director to Manage Ellicott City Preservation Resource Center
09/12/2016 By Preservation Maryland
In response to the devastating July flood in historic Ellicott City in Howard County, Preservation Maryland has opened a Preservation Resource Center on Main Street to guide rebuilding efforts of historic properties, assist property and business owners navigate appropriate repairs and rebuilding, and provide expert guidance in applying and using incentives to preserve each building’s historic character.
Renée S. Novak, Field Director
The Resource Center, which is currently operating out of the old Ellicott City post office, is providing a wide variety of preservation assistance, including connecting property owners with consultants and contractors, navigating the historic district review process and providing information on financial assistance available, including local, state and federal tax credit programs. Workshops and talks on specific preservation topics will also be provided as the Center expands its efforts this fall.
The operations of the Center are overseen by Field Director Renée S. Novak. She can be reached at 410-685-2886, x305 or email@example.com.
Renée’s most recent work has been with the Maryland Historical Trust, the State Historic Preservation Office, as a Tax Credit Review Officer in the Office of Preservation Services. Her primary role there was to assist homeowners, business owners, architects, and the general public with the review and approval process for historic residential and commercial tax credit projects throughout Maryland.