Harford Sets Historic District and Sustainability Guidelines for Preservation Work

The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission voted to adopt additional standards to the Harford County Historic Preservation Design Guidelines, which were previously approved in 2021.

On June 28, Harford County took significant steps to advance its sustainability standards for the county’s Historic Preservation Design Guidelines. The 2022 updates to the 2021 guidelines incorporate public input and add design standards for historic districts and guidance on sustainability in historic preservation.

A press release detailed the move:

The resulting guidelines continue to illustrate best practices for rehabilitating historic properties and serve as a tool for anyone who wants to protect the places that make Harford County special. The adoption of the updated guidelines fulfills a major historic preservation goal of HarfordNEXT, the county’s master plan under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.

This project was partially supported by a Certified Local Government Grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, funded by the National Park Service.

Read the full press release.

Learn more about HarfordNEXT.

Learn more about Harford County’s Historic Preservation Guidelines.