On the evening of July 22, 2020, the House of Representatives approved one of the most significant pieces of conservation legislation in a generation, the Great American Outdoors Act, with broad bipartisan support. Having passed the Senate in June, the legislation is on its way to the President’s desk, who specifically requested the bill for his signature.
The House of Representatives has passed The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a comprehensive infrastructure bill that includes enhancements and temporary emergency measures for the federal Historic Tax Credit, thanks in part to the advocacy of Preservation Maryland and our national partners.
Stone buildings in Woodberry streetscape, 2018.
Help Protect Baltimore’s Historic Woodberry Neighborhood
Over the course of the past several weeks, preservationists in Baltimore have been alarmed by a series of proposals which could upend the authentic and charming nature of Woodberry, a historic neighborhood in north-central Baltimore City which grew up in the 19th century around neighboring mills on the Jones Falls.
Preservation Maryland and its local partners are not opposed to the thoughtful redevelopment and growth of this historic community—but the preservation community stands united in its opposition to thoughtless demolition of resources which are capable of being adaptively reused.
Historic Meadow Mill along the Jones Falls, Baltimore City.