Finding funds for your preservation rehabilitation project can be complex and confusing. Fortunately, in Maryland, there are many programs designed to help private property owners maintain and rehabilitate their historic structure. Historic tax credits are a critical tool and may be just the funding boost you need to get your project completed!
One of the most popular community engagement activities in Smart Growth is the Main Street Program. In 1998, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development created a comprehensive downtown revitalization program called Main Street Maryland. For more than 20 years, this program has improved the economy, appearance, and image of Maryland’s downtown districts.
Rendering by Mahan Rykiel.
Draft Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan Available for Public Comment
Public Meeting: Join the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning virtually on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 7PM to 8:30PM to discuss the public draft Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan. This meeting is being held to present the draft plan’s recommendations, options for commenting, and next steps in the upcoming General Plan Amendment process. Following County staff presentations, there will be a brief Q&A period during which attendees can ask questions about the presentation. If you plan to attend, you are strongly encouraged to register.
The plan comes after a multi-year public outreach process that began in response to the 2016 flooding and builds upon County Executive Ball’s 2018 “Ellicott City Safe and Sound” flood mitigation plan. The draft master plan establishes goals, desired outcomes, and policies for the next twenty years. It also features conceptual illustrations that can serve as inspiration should specific opportunities arise over time.
Later in the year, the adoption process will continue with a Planning Board meeting and legislative adoption by the County Council. The progression of the Covid-19 pandemic, and best practices from public health experts, will influence whether these events occur virtually or in-person with physical distancing measures.
The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide comments through August 28, 2020.