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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. For questions regarding the cancellation of a meeting, contact the Department of Planning, Preservation Services by calling 410-887-3495.

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.

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2021

To view upcoming meeting details and documents, select from the list below. View the full 2021 calendar.

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 Holman 07/01/201906/30/2023Council District 5
Vincent Johnson11/05/201906/30/2023Executive appointment
Rob Brennan, AIA
Chair
06/01/200806/30/2021Council District 1
Faith Nevins Hawks09/21/201606/30/2021At-large representative 
of residents
Marina Novaes11/01/201906/30/2022Executive appointment
Wendy McIver09/01/201606/30/2020Council District 3
Ed Hord, FAIA02/05/201306/30/2023Architect
Mitchell J. Kellman
Vice-Chair
08/28/201406/30/2022At-large representative
of residents
Stephen P. Myer08/27/201206/30/2023Agriculture
Cathryn Pinheiro02/13/201912/31/2020Planning Board
Jon Schmidt04/16/20196/30/2022Council District 6
Raymond Scott2/20/201906/30/2023Council District 7
Qutub U.K. Syed, AIA09/01/200306/30/2013Council District 4
David Thaler12/04/20196/30/2020Executive appointment
Christopher Weston7/1/20196/30/2022Council District 2
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