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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission Cancels April Meeting and Suspends 45-Day Requirement

Due to the Proclamation of Governor Lawrence Hogan, Jr. dated March 5, 2020 proclaiming a state of emergency and a catastrophic health emergency related to COVID-19, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission’s April 8, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. 

All Certificates of Appropriateness requiring review by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will be deferred to the May 13, 2020 meeting pending the status of the COVID-19 health emergency.  Staff will continue to review applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness for projects involving only “in-kind” replacement during this period.

Also pursuant to the state of emergency, the Mayor and City Council have approved a temporary suspension of the 45-day requirement in which the Commission must act upon a completed Certificate of Appropriateness application.  Effective immediately, and for a period of 30 days after the state of emergency has been terminated, the HPC is hereby provided a time extension in which they must approve or deny a Certificate of Appropriateness application.  To read the full notice, please click here.

More information about the Historic Preservation Commission’s review process, guidelines, and incentive programs can be found at http://www.ci.cumberland.md.us/297/Historic-Preservation-Commission

For additional information, please contact Kathy McKenney, Community Development Programs Manager, at 301-759-6431 or kathy.mckenney@cumberlandmd.gov

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