PROTECTING
   BALTIMORE’S
      PAST FOR THE
         FUTURE

BALTIMORE CITY
COMMISSION FOR HISTORICAL
AND ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION


THE CITY THAT READS
 Kurt L. Schmoke, Mayor

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Baltimore City Historic District

Is an area in Baltimore City wherein, there are located buildings and structures which have demonstrated special architectural, historical, cultural, economic, social, or community significance.  This program is overseen by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. It is the earliest and first commission in the State of Maryland.  

FACTS ABOUT BEING A BALTIMORE CITY HISTORIC DISTRICT

1. Strengthens stabilization and promotes rejuvenation or rehabilitation.
2. Does not increase property taxes.
3.
No limits on property U-'e or restrictions of sales.
4.
Certified districts are eligible for tax credits and incentives.
5.
Provides for protection and review when affected by State and/or Federal projects.
6. Gives distinction to designated communities and a unifying bond among property owners.
7. Areas are designated entirely as the result of local and neighborhood-based initiative.
8.
Provides expert review of proposed exterior changes as part of Baltimore City permit review process.
9. Protects from demolition and inappropriate development.
10. Shorter process to achieve designation