What should the State of Maryland do with large vacant historic complexes? A new report prepared for the Maryland Department of Planning calls for strategic policy changes and increased project funding to advance preservation and reuse.
As part of a major multi-year public and private initiative to rehabilitate the historic Glenn Dale Hospital in Prince George’s County, the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has commissioned Alexander Company to complete a new redevelopment study.
For many years the historic Glenn Dale Hospital complex was de facto protected from incongruous development by a long-standing deed restriction. Now that there is a committed interest from a team of public agencies, preservation organizations, and private firms, in the redevelopment of the site, the deed restriction was deemed unnecessarily strict.
Thanks to a bill sponsored by Senator Katie Fry Hester, with language provided, in part, by Preservation Maryland, the Maryland Department of Planning is now seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a study to address the challenge of reusing large campuses of historic structures, such as Preservation Maryland’s Six-to-Fix project Glenn Dale Hospital in Prince George’s County.