Mayor and City Council have recently passed Ordinance 15-408 which revises Article Six of the Baltimore City Code. A committee of CHAP commissioners, city staff and city stakeholders worked for several years to update the code that governs the powers, duties, and functions of CHAP. Several changes have occurred:
• The Special List has been replaced by the Potential Landmark List, allowing temporary protections to buildings during Landmark designation process,
• Creation of a non-regulatory Historic Resources Inventory,
• Clarifying CHAP’s role in reviewing city-owned structures, and
• Clarifying historic district designation process.
The revisions to Article Six of the Baltimore City Code will allow for greater efficiency and clarity in the roles and duties of CHAP and will altogether strengthen historic preservation in Baltimore.
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