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Preservation Maryland has released the findings of an independent third-party review of Howard County’s engineering reports that are the basis for the plan to demolish nearly two dozen buildings in historic Ellicott City.

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Canal Place Heritage Area was Maryland’s first state heritage area and built on the cultural resources of the City of Cumberland like the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and public and private investments to create a cultural tourism destination. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will host a public hearing to expand the Area’s boundary and accompanying support to include the historic City of Frostburg.

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10/03/2018
By Preservation Maryland

Update: Ellicott City Demolition Plan Funding Approved

On Monday, October 1, the Howard County Council approved a series of bills which would fund the demolition of nearly two dozen historic structures in Ellicott City. While the preservation community has lost this first battle – the fight is far from over.

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In a letter dated September 28, 2018, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the federal agency tasked with coordinating the nation’s preservation policy and laws, asked the Army Corps of Engineers to provide greater clarity about their role and involvement in the proposed Ellicott City demolition plan.

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