Ellicott City's Main Street is going to have to wait until spring of next year to receive the free paint job it won in a national contest sponsored by Benjamin Moore.
"Looks like we're going to be slated for work March of next year, due to weather this year," said Mark Miller, director of public information for the county. Miller said many exterior paint products don't work properly in this climate after October.
County officials met with Benjamin Moore consultants on Wednesday and walked Ellicott City's Main Street from Ellicott Mills Drive to the bridge, said Miller. The consultants were looking for what could be painted, and what should stay the same, according to Miller.
"This is a little more complicated for them because this is a historic district," said Miller.
He said Benjamin Moore's next step is to bring in a photographer who will shoot pictures of the buildings, which will be turned into renderings to show what the potential paint job will look like.
Kendyl Wright, a Benjamin Moore marketing manager, said the renderings will be shared with county officials, who can then show them to the community. She said each building will be rendered.
In July, Nick Harris, Benjamin Moore's vice president of marketing, told Patch the company will do "whatever it takes... to get it done right" on Main Street. At the time, Harris said the company hoped to get started this summer.