Press Release

July, 2014

Forum 2014 Conference

Insight into Historic Inventory & Preservation for the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO)

JMT is featuring its Historic Inventory and Preservation project for the DC HPO in its exhibit at the Forum 2014 Conference in Philadelphia, PA, on July 16, 2014. The exhibit highlights full color map imagery of DC’s famous historic neighborhoods from recent years all the way back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Through this effort, Washington, DC, is poised to become the first major jurisdiction in the U.S. with historical data available for all street-facing buildings.

JMT is currently working with the DC HPO to conduct extensive research, prepare baseline data for properties in each historic district, and analyze data for classification. This forms the basis for future development of comprehensive historical GIS mapping capability for the DC HPO.

DC HPO works as a committed steward of the District’s cultural resources, maintaining the integrity and significance of the city’s many important historic properties. The agency is a part of DC's Office of Planning and carries out preservation programs to protect historic resources.

JMT is pleased to be a sponsor of this conference bringing together our talented team of individuals who have demonstrated success in the early identification of historic and archaeological resources and has applied innovative solutions to manage risks to both project schedules and cultural resources. JMT offers Cultural Resources services on a national level, with practice leaders skilled and qualified in architectural history, historic preservation, archaeology, public history, and public participation.

The Forum brings together the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ training programs and commissions with the Preservation Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage/PennDOT Byways to the Past. The conference offers various tours, workshops, and educational sessions pertaining to design review, cultural resource management, and historic preservation throughout the country.

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