I was excited to participate, along with County Executive Kittleman, Senator Ed Kasemyer, and Delegates Liz Bobo and Steve Lafferty, in the event in Historic Ellicott City on Wednesday, December 10th to announce Sustainable Communities tax credits from the state. Even though only nine projects were selected in all of Maryland, three were in Ellicott City (click blue text for more info):
- Taylor’s Department Store on Main Street – Built in 1942 and home to a local department store and, most recently an antiques mall. Stay tuned for it’s new life as a possible restaurant and office space in Summer 2015;
- Doughoregan Manor home to Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence and still owned by the Carroll family; and,
- Carrollton Hall also once owned by the Carroll family is now part of the Shrine of St. Anthony. The property itself is through to have been part of the Underground Railroad, offering a temporary haven for slaves seeking freedom to the North.
These credits will support renewal of these historic assets, create jobs, and link their important past to a more promising future. Click here to hear my brief remarks.