HPO Releases Interactive Map, Asks Public to Mark Significant AAPI Sites

The county’s Historic Preservation Office, part of the Planning Department, has released an interactive map and is asking the public to use it to identify sites with historical and cultural significance to the county’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

The map is part of Montgomery Planning’s AAPI Heritage Project to support an ongoing historic context study of sites and themes related to the county’s AAPI and may be used for future historic property designations.

The sites could include homes, places of worship, restaurants, stores and county neighborhoods, among other sites.

“The AAPI Heritage Project is part of the Historic Preservation Office’s effort to support Montgomery Planning’s Equity Agenda for Planning,” Rebeccah Ballo, historic preservation supervisor, said in a press release. “We recognize the long-standing presence and many contributions of AAPI individuals and communities in county history, and we look forward to partnering with the community to document them with this important survey.”

The project will include hiring a consultant to lead a research effort that will include oral histories, archival research, and a field survey, as well as collecting public feedback for the consultant.

Screenshot of HPO map showing some of the sites marked so far

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