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Historic Preservation

Dedicated to preserving cool spaces, Ms. Buell led the Washington D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board’s (HPRB) efforts to evaluate applications for historic designation and building permit applications for consistency with Washington D.C.’s preservation law.  She served as the Chair of the Board from 2010 – 2012, starting as a member in 2008. 

As Chair, Ms. Buell advised the historic preservation office staff on key preservation issues, with a particular focus on sustainability and public education and outreach, continuation of the Historic Homeowner Grant Program and the development of the citywide 5-year preservation plan. 

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Washington City Paper, Housing Complex, Catherine Buell On Keeping Preservation Cool (2010)