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Public Information Meeting – Minor Amendment to 2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m., 4th Floor Board Room, County Administration Building

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

A public information meeting will be held at the above time and location to provide information on a proposed Minor Amendment to the 2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan. The proposal would delete the Upper Marlboro Primary School (Historic Site 79-019-51) and the Upper Marlboro High School (Historic Site 79-019-52) from the County’s Inventory of Historic Resources. This meeting will provide adjacent property owners and other interested parties an opportunity to receive information about the Minor Amendment and its potential impact on these two historic sites.

This meeting is being held in advance of a joint public hearing by the District Council and the Planning Board on the proposed Minor Amendment, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in the 1st Floor Hearing Room of the County Administration Building. The matter will also be considered by the Historic Preservation Commission at its September 16, 2019 public meeting.

Information on the proposed Minor Amendment, CR-072-2019, can be found here.

For further information, please contact Tom Gross at 301-952-3681 or thomas.gross@ppd.mncppc.org.

Non-Capital Grant Program

The Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission’s Non-Capital Grant Program (Grant Program) provides grants to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect the historic, cultural, and archeological resources of Prince George's County for the benefit of the public and to encourage the revitalization of communities. These grants are intended to help produce and disseminate information, stimulate public discussion about preservation, make technical expertise accessible, and encourage community partnerships. The Grant Program can be used to pay for the costs of professional services such as preservation and planning consultants, planning studies, design work, and education. 

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched a new program to assist in sharing the history of African American activism and achievement. To find out more information about the Action Fund and how to apply for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 visit the website.

Tax Credits for Improvements to Historic Resources

As of December 21, 2017, the amortization period for the County’s historic property tax credit program has been extended from five years to ten years. CB-48-2017, proposed by Councilmember Deni Taveras and introduced by the full Council, was adopted by the Prince George’s County Council on October 24, 2017 and signed into law by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on November 3, 2017. This new provision allows owners of historic resources who participate in the County’s program, more time to realize the property tax-based refunds available for rehabilitation or restoration expenses approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Find updated Preservation Tax Credit application materials here.