COMING SOON: 1735 new homes in Linganore, more cars more new students; are we prepared?

Tuesday June 18th, 2013 Public Hearing on Eaglehead Planned Urban Development (PUD) and 25 year DRRA with Board of County Commissioners, Winchester Hall, 12 E Church St. Frederick Wednesday May 22nd, 2013  Public Hearing on Eaglehead PUD and 25 year DRRA with Planning Commission, Winchester Hall, 12 E Church St. Frederick Find out more… OLD NEWS March 4, 2013  “Town Hall […]

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 […]

1/9/13 Request for approval of sketch plan on rezoned property, currently in circuit court

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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 […]

10-24-12 Public Hearing with Planning Commission: Jefferson Tech 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 […]

9/6/12 Final Public Hearing on Keller Farm Development

Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:00pm City Hall Mayor McClement and the Board of Aldermen (O’Connor, Russell, Young, Krimm and Aloi) will meet to hear citizens speak about the Keller Farm Annexation and development. Read more about the annexation proposal. Read citizen opposition. Agenda for Public Meeting, including the staff report

7/31 (Tuesday) @ 6pm FINAL PUBLIC HEARING on rezoning proposals at Oakdale High School

Information on the 2012 Rezoning   In April 2010 the Gardner Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) signed a 20 year Comprehensive Plan that: meets state growth projections to provide 36,100 new homes for people moving to Maryland over 20 years;  and minimizes cost to taxpayers by building those new homes within or adjacent to municipalities […]

Sustainable growth policies for rural areas: making communities attractive for investment

Maryland Department of Planning’s Sustainable Growth Commission is studying ways to make smart growth development more economically attractive to the developers. Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission: how can we encourage infill? How do we persuade more people and businesses to choose existing communities when they choose where they will live, work and invest? Can we encourage […]

FNP: Nonprofits object to Frederick County land-use plan rewrite

    Nonprofits object to Frederick County land-use plan rewrite Originally published September 07, 2011  By Bethany Rodgers Bumper-to-bumper traffic and tax increases could arise from a current effort to rewrite the county land-use plan, leaders of two local nonprofit groups said Tuesday.Estimating that more than 10,000 acres of farmland and open space could give […]

BOCC seeing serious resistance against privatization plan

This afternoon marked the end of the second public hearing regarding the BOCC’s plan (being pushed forward by Commissioners Young, Shreve and Delauter) to privatize core services in Frederick County and implement a public-private partnership. There was a huge turnout of County employees and residents at the first hearing on the evening of July 12th, […]