Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mayor Bowser's Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan adds the Bloomingdale Historic District to Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act

Mayor Bowser has submitted her proposed budget to the DC Council.

One of the items in the proposed budget is adding the Bloomingdale Historic District to the list of DC historic districts and historic landmarks participating in the Targeted Historic Preservation Assistance Program.

Hopefully, this item will remain in the proposed budget and become part of the final DC budget. 

If this survives the budget planning process, the Bloomingdale would join a list of other DC historic districts and historic landmarks.  


What are the historic districts that are eligible? Eligible districts include: Anacostia, Blagden Alley, Capitol Hill, Emerald Street, 14th Street, Kingman Park, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon Square, Mount Vernon Triangle, Rev. 2/20 Shaw, Strivers’ Section, Takoma Park, U Street, and Wardman Flats. The house must contribute to the historic character of a district by virtue of its age and characteristics. For example, a house built in 1980 would not qualify because it is not old enough to contribute to the character of a historic district. If you are unsure if your property contributes to a historic district, contact HPO.

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