One morning in late November 2019, a historic office building on Duke of Gloucester Street caught fire, consuming all three stories in flames. In the aftermath, Alderwoman Elly Tierney, a Democrat who represents the Historic District, introduced a bill requiring commercial property owners to install sprinkler systems in their buildings. Last week, the bill passed the City Council by an 8-1 vote. Tierney had withdrawn the bill at the start of the pandemic and reintroduced it in January.
For Annapolis Historic District property owners, new fire sprinkler law boils down to cost
March 9, 2022