Harford County Seeks Input on Updated Design Guidelines for Historic Preservation


Public Meeting April 6

Harford County is seeking public input on its updated design guidelines for preserving historic properties.

A meeting will be held on April 6 to receive comments virtually and in person. Citizens may also provide input by email or U.S. Mail at any time until April 8.

A draft of the updated guidelines is published on the county government website at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2029/Historic-Preservation. It includes new guidance on the nomination and designation of historic districts, and best practices for sustainability enhancements to historic properties.  The draft is also available for viewing Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at the Department of Planning & Zoning, 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air.

The Harford County Department of Planning & Zoning and Historic Preservation Commission will accept public comments on the draft, which can be submitted virtually and in person at the meeting on Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Virtual access  will be available by clicking the TV icon that will appear next to the meeting date here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/AgendaCenter/Historic-Preservation-Commission-53.

The in-person meeting will be held in the first-floor conference room at the county administrative offices, 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air.

Those who wish to comment are strongly encouraged to participate in the April 6 meeting; however, input may also be submitted until April 8 by email to [email protected] or by U.S. Mail at:

Harford County Dept. of Planning & Zoning

220 South Main Street

Bel Air, MD 21014

Attn: Historic Preservation Commission

A final draft of the guidelines will be presented to the Historic Preservation Commission for approval in May or June.  

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