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Landmarks Preservation Commission

Established as a part of the County government in 1976, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approves the inclusion of historic properties along with their Historic Environmental Settings (HES) on the Preliminary Landmarks List and the formation of County historic districts. The LPC also approves exterior alterations affecting any structures on the Preliminary or Final Baltimore County Landmarks List and all developments including exterior alterations, within County historic districts. Learn more about Baltimore County and National Historic Properties and Districts.

Rules of Procedure

The Commission operates under the authority, standards, and requirements of Title 7 of Article 32 in Baltimore County law, and uses, for guidance in its decision-making, the Rules of Procedure, Historic Guidelines and Regulations and Resolutions as follows:

The LPC has further agreed to operate by procedures as follows:

Meetings

The LPC usually meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, excluding August and December.

Applications for projects located in County Historic Districts, or for structures on the Preliminary or Final Landmarks List, must be submitted with all required materials at least two weeks before the meeting.

Subscribe to receive email notifications when the latest Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting documents have been posted.

Inclement Weather Policy

This policy will be implemented for the foreseeable future and will follow the actions of the County offices.

No meetings will be held when County offices are closed for the day, meetings will proceed as scheduled if County offices are under liberal leave status. For questions regarding the cancellation of a meeting, contact the Department of Planning, Preservation Services by calling 410-887-3495.

Upcoming

To view upcoming meeting details and documents, select from the list below.

  • LPC Meeting: May 13
  • May 13, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual WebEx Meeting
  • Required Materials Submittal Date: April 29.

    Meeting Details: Will be posted when available.

  • LPC Meeting: June 10
  • June 10, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual WebEx Meeting
  • Required Materials Submittal Date: May 27.

    Meeting Details: Will be posted when available.

  • LPC Meeting: July 8
  • July 08, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual WebEx Meeting
  • Required Materials Submittal Date: June 24.

    Meeting Details: Will be posted when available.

  • LPC Meeting: September 9
  • September 09, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual WebEx Meeting
  • Required Materials Submittal Date: August 26.

    Meeting Details: Will be posted when available.

  • LPC Meeting: October 14
  • October 14, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual WebEx Meeting
  • Required Materials Submittal Date: September 30.

    Meeting Details: Will be posted when available.

 

2020

DateSubmittal DatesLocationMeeting Documents
January 9
6 p.m.
December 26, 2019Jefferson Building, Room 104
February 13
6 p.m.
January 30Jefferson Building, Room 104
March 12
6 p.m.
February 27Jefferson Building, Room 104
April 15
6 p.m.
April 1Jefferson Building, Room 104
May 14
6 p.m.
April 30Watch the recording.
June 11
6 p.m.
May 28Watch the recording.
July 9
6 p.m.
June 25Watch the recording.
September 10
6 p.m.
August 27Watch the recording.
October 8
6 p.m.
September 24Watch the recording.
November 12
6 p.m.
October 29Watch the recording.

Members

The LPC consists of 15 volunteer members, each of whom, as required by Section 3-3-1202 of the County Code, "shall possess demonstrated interest, knowledge or training in historic preservation, history, architecture, conservation or related disciplines." Each member of the County Council appoints an LPC member from the respective council district, and the County Executive appoints the remaining eight members. LPC members serve a maximum of three consecutive four-year terms. They may continue to serve after their term expires until their successors are appointed. The members elect the Chair and Vice Chair annually in the Commission’s meeting in January. Apply for a vacancy online.

NameDate AppointedCurrent Term ExpiresAppointed By
John Holman7/01/201906/30/2023Council District 5
Vincent Johnson11/05/201906/30/2023Executive appointment
Rob Brennan, AIA6/01/200806/30/2021Council District 1
Faith Nevins Hawks9/21/201606/30/2021At-large representative 
of residents
Marina Novaes11/01/201906/30/2022Executive appointment
Wendy McIver9/01/201606/30/2020Council District 3
Ed Hord, FAIA
Vice-Chair
2/05/201306/30/2023Architect
Mitchell J. Kellman
Chair
8/28/201406/30/2022At-large representative
of residents
Stephen P. Myer8/27/201206/30/2023Agriculture
Raymond Scott2/20/201906/30/2023Council District 7
Qutub U.K. Syed, AIA9/01/200306/30/2013Council District 4
Christopher Weston7/1/20196/30/2022Council District 2
Scott Holupka1/1/202112/31/2021

Executive Appointment/

Planning Board Representative

Phoebe Evans Letocha8/27/20206/30/2024Executive Appointment
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