What's New

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting - June 20, 2023

The Historic Preservation Commission’s June 20, 2023 meeting (Agenda) will be conducted virtually via GoToMeeting.

  • To access the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, please use this link
  • To dial in to the meeting using your phone only, please dial +1 (872) 240-3212
  • The meeting access code is: 308-635-997

If you wish to present information, speak on an agenda item, or be a person of record, please fill out this Sign-In Form. You may register until 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on June 20, 2023.

Annual Prince George's County Historic Preservation Reception - May 25, 2023

The 2023 Annual Prince George's County Historic Preservation Reception will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 6–8 p.m. at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, MD. Space is limited, so please RSVP by May 19 at 301-952-3681 or historicpreservation@ppd.mncppc.org. View/download the invitation here.

Proposed Cheverly National Register Historic District

The Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission will consider the Cheverly Historic District for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places on February 21, 2023. The National Register is the Federal Government's official list of properties considered worthy of recognition for their significance in American history and culture. The meeting will be held virtually via GoToMeeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Access information for the meeting and a speaker sign-in form can be found at https://www.mncppc.org/496/Whats-New. You are most welcome to attend and comment. Should you wish to submit written comments at this time, please address your comments to John Peter Thompson, Chair, Historic Preservation Commission, at historicpreservation@ppd.mncppc.org.

Prince George’s County is certified by the Maryland Historical Trust and the National Park Service to participate in the National Register nomination process. In its role as a Certified Local Government, Prince George’s County is charged with an initial assessment of the National Register eligibility of the resource and the sufficiency of the nomination documentation. The Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission and the County Executive will make recommendations to the Maryland Historical Trust, which administers the National Register program as the State Historic Preservation Office for Maryland. If both the Historic Preservation Commission and the County Executive oppose the nomination, the process will stop unless an appeal is filed with the State Historic Preservation Officer. If either of these recommends nomination, the documentation will be forwarded to the Maryland Historical Trust for further processing. At a later date in the nomination process, the Maryland Historical Trust will offer you the opportunity to comment again and to submit letters of support or objection if you so desire.

You may contact the Commission to see a copy of the Commission meeting agenda, the nomination documentation, the criteria used for evaluation, information about the effects of listing, and information on the Certified Local Government involvement in the National Register nomination process. Please contact Tom Gross, Historic Preservation Section Planning Supervisor, Prince George’s County Planning Department, at Thomas.Gross@ppd.mncppc.org or 240-573-2585. For further information on the National Register, the nomination process, the effects of listing, and the owner's right to comment or object, please contact the National Register Administrator at the Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032, or by phone at 

African American History Online Map Application

Staff is currently in the process of updating the African American History online map application to highlight the contributions of African Americans to Prince George’s County’s history and culture. This application maps Prince George's County-designated historic sites where notable and everyday people worked, learned, worshiped, and lived. It also maps Prince George's County-designated historic sites of resistance to the subjugation that African American Prince Georgians endured under slavery and segregation. The application can be found here under the “African American History” tab.

Non-Capital Grant Program

The Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission’s Non-Capital Grant Program (Grant Program) provides grants to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect the historic, cultural, and archeological resources of Prince George's County for the benefit of the public and to encourage the revitalization of communities. These grants are intended to help produce and disseminate information, stimulate public discussion about preservation, make technical expertise accessible, and encourage community partnerships. The Grant Program can be used to pay for the costs of professional services such as preservation and planning consultants, planning studies, design work, and education. 

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched a new program to assist in sharing the history of African American activism and achievement. To find out more information about the Action Fund and how to apply for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 visit the website.

Tax Credits for Improvements to Historic Resources

As of December 21, 2017, the amortization period for the County’s historic property tax credit program has been extended from five years to ten years. CB-48-2017, proposed by Councilmember Deni Taveras and introduced by the full Council, was adopted by the Prince George’s County Council on October 24, 2017 and signed into law by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on November 3, 2017. This new provision allows owners of historic resources who participate in the County’s program, more time to realize the property tax-based refunds available for rehabilitation or restoration expenses approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Find updated Preservation Tax Credit application materials here.