Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)

Upcoming Meetings

  • The next HPC meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2017. An agenda for this meeting is available here.
  • Next deadline for HAWP Submission: October 25th for the November 15, 2017 meeting.  Applications need to be submitted to the Department of Permitting Services (DPS).

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Historic Preservation Commission Meetings for 2017

Typically, HPC public meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. You may view an official notice of all 2017 dates here [PDF]. Application deadlines are always 21 days prior to the meeting date.

About the Commission

One of the most important provisions of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is the creation of Montgomery County’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Appointed by the County Executive for 3-year terms, the 9 Commissioners are all volunteers. The current Commissioners for are: William Kirwan, Sandra Heiler, Marsha Barnes, Kenneth Firestone, Brian Carroll, Richard Arkin, Kathie Legg, Eliza Voigt, and Robert Sutton.

At the HPC meetings, the Commissioners consider applications for Historic Area Work Permits, have preliminary consultations with citizens who wish to make alterations to historic properties, evaluate changes to the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation and review applications for the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Tax Credit.

In addition to their work at regularly scheduled public meetings, the Commissioners speak to public groups, testify before the Planning Board and County Council, answer questions from individual residents and visit proposed historic sites and historic properties where owners want to make changes. The Planning Department’s historic preservation section provide staff support to the Commission.

Last Updated: October 20, 2017