Cultural Resource Review

Cultural Resource Review

The Maryland Department of Housing an​d Community Development finances thousands of projects annually that range from facade improvement programs on Main Street to large multi-family housing developments. The Department is committed to supporting our partners in the preservation of Maryland’s unique historic communities.


However, preservation of individual buildings is not always possible, and occasionally there is a need to remove blight, upgrade, or fulfill the highest and best use for the community as a whole.

In accordance with State and Federal law, the Department consults with the State Historic Preservation Office (the Maryland Historical Trust) to assess the impact our projects have on cultural resources. The Department works with our project partners to avoid, minimize, and mitigate harm to historic structures and archaeological sites in a process known as “Section 106 Review.” To learn more about this process, please visit the Maryland Historical Trust website​.

Current Projects Seeking Comment

The Department consults with the Maryland Historical Trust on hundreds of projects every year, but only a handful are determined to have an adverse effect on historic resources and require resolution. This page will be updated to provide information on select projects that the Department is currently soliciting public comment on. Your input will help the Department identify significant cultural resources that may be impacted, as well as guide the decision-making process on avoidance, minimization, and mitigation efforts.

2408-2416 N Stockton Street, Baltimore City

Stockton St Project​

The Department of Housing and Community Development was mandated by the Maryland General Assembly to finance the demolition of 2408-2416 North Stockton Street. They are the last five remaining houses on the block. Once cleared, the entire inner block of North Stockton Street will be redeveloped into a community green space in partnership with Parks and People and the Arch Social Club.

A community visioning process will be initiated in the coming months to inform the design of the space. If you have comments or concerns regarding the proposed demolition or would like to be included in the design process, please complete and submit the form below.

Project Site

The department is soliciting public comment on the proposed demolition of 2408-2416 N Stockton Street, Baltimore City, until Friday, December 3, 2021. To provide comment, please complete and submit the Contact Form.

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