PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Officials in Princess Anne are making a new effort to establish a historic district in the town.

Even though a section of town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, town officials have never formally adopted historic district boundaries.

Now, the Daily Times of Salisbury reports that a five-member Historic District Commission has drafted an ordinance that establishes boundaries matching the ones drawn for the National Register. Though historic districts often come with rules or restrictions on what changes owners may make to their properties, officials hope a formal historic district in town will be good for economic development.

Town Manager Brenda Benton says now is the ideal time to establish a district because of plans to restore and reopen the 18th century Washington Hotel.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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