Heritage Preservation

Whether you are a private property owner who wants to know the history of your home and have it designated locally or in the National Register of Historic Places or you are a developer or land use attorney confronted with compliance with local, state, or federal historic preservation laws, hiring a historian with more than 28 years of experience can help you meet your goals. My credentials exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in History and Architectural History (48 FR 44716, et seq.). I have successfully completed regulatory compliance projects throughout the United States and I have taught cultural resource management professionals, agency attorneys, and others procedures for complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In Montgomery County, Maryland, I served for six years on the Historic Preservation Commission (2 years as vice-chairman and 1 year as chairman) and I testified as the county’s historic preservation expert before other regulatory bodies. My experience includes expertise in American architectural, engineering, and landscape history. My experience in regulatory review and as a former appointed local official provide me with the skills you need to get your project through the review process quickly and in a cost-effective manner.

Some specific services I provide:

  • National Register of Historic Places evaluations
  • State and local designation evaluations
  • Historic properties surveys (individual buildings and districts)
  • Assessment of effects to historic resources
  • Mitigation plans
  • Historic preservation planning
  • Documents review and evaluation
  • Expert testimony
  • Consultations with property owners whose buildings have been recommended for historic designation by third-parties.

Call or write David Rotenstein for additional information or to request a proposal.