10/17/13 editorial: Dredging Lake Linganore

Dredging Lake Linganore Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:00 am It appears as though Frederick, Frederick County and the Lake Linganore Association may be sharing the cost of a much-needed project — dredging tons of silt that have accumulated in the lake since it was created in 1972. LLA has been talking about this project […]

8/24/13 FNP: New Market reconsiders annexation plans

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4/24 Planning Commission to discuss Westview South MXD

  New development planned for the north and south sides of Executive Way, south of Frederick, between Buckeystown Pike and New Design Road.  There will be 122,500 square feet of employment use and a maximum of 615 dwelling units (approx. 255 single-family and 360 multifamily) type products (apartments, two-over-twos, condos), or any variation of dwelling […]

Is poorly planned growth what you wanted from your county leaders?

The Frederick County Commissioners have approved or are discussing approval of over 7000 new dwellings, in many cases without appropriate plans for schools, roads, emergency services and other key infrastructure. We believe that our public officials should follow existing laws; in a growing number of cases that is not happening. FoFC is using the option […]

1/18/13 FNP editorial on New Market process: Skirting open meetings

Skirting open meetings Originally published January 18, 2013 By ed We’re glad New Market’s attorney, William Wantz, put the brakes Wednesday night on two massive annexations, but not because we support or oppose them — that’s a matter for the town to decide.What concerns us are some of the maneuvers by town leaders that make it […]

FCPS says no school construction planned to handle Smith/Cline annexation kids

New Market has proposed annexing the Smith/Cline property for 925 new residences, which at full buildout would yield approximately 248 elementary  116 middle school and 181 high school students. In a (1/7/13) letter from FCPS Facilities Director, Ray Barnes (page 1 and  page 2), FCPS Facilities Director “FCPS staff has reviewed the Board of County Commissioners […]

1/7/13 New Market on fast track to double size of town

Monday, January 7th at 7pm, New Market held a public hearing, over 50 people turned out to learn more about the annexation plans.  The mayor and council made no presentation for the crowd, and told people to submit their questions in writing.  Read about the hearing in the Frederick Newspost:   Dozens turn out for New […]

FNP letter: Handouts to the elite development set

Handouts to the elite development set Originally published November 11, 2012 County Commissioners President Blaine Young often says that Frederick County is not business-friendly and that the county has been anti-development. The problem with Blaine’s views is that the facts do not accommodate his empty arguments.From 2000 to 2010, Frederick County grew at a rate […]

11-13-12 (rescheduled) Public Hearing with BOCC on Jefferson Technology Park development and DRRA

Documents and background for Jefferson Tech Park (JTP)   what is it?  (description published in the Frederick News Post, written by former member of Planning Commission) INITIAL DRRA submitted to County 6-13-12 Initial LOU 9/20/12 JTP staff report The project was initially planned for a tech park off Route 340/180 and 15, but it seems that attracting […]

New Market annexation proposals would nearly double size of town

Originally published October 11, 2012 By Danielle E. Gaines  NEW MARKET — Town leaders introduced two annexation proposals Wednesday night that could expand the town by more than 397 acres.The owners of a 134-acre plot northeast of town want to annex into the town’s new economic development flex zoning designation. The zoning classification, which became law […]