Last evening, the Montgomery County Historic Commission approved DPC’s application for an historic area work permit focused on Phase 1 of the BEAR project. Such an approval is necessary before securing a building permit for an historic structure in Montgomery County. The Commission approved our application in all respects except with respect to the color of the addition. The Commission is requiring us to make the addition some color other than white so that, in their view, the historic part of the white church will be more prominent. The photo above was submitted to obtain agreement on the color change. It shows the addition in a greyish taupe with the historic structure remaining white.