4/21 County Council to decide on Monrovia Town Center

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Please read this message from RALE on the Monrovia Town Center: On April 21, the Council will decide how they will handle the remanded Monrovia Town Center case. There are still many unanswered questions about what the remand means for the Phase 1 approval, as well as the Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) and […]

Gazette editorial: Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development

Gazette editorial published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development The scene is a familiar one in Maryland: a “bedroom” county with lots of available open space attracts developers who see dollar signs, while elected officials see an easy way to expand the tax base and pay for […]

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 […]

FNP: Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown

Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown Plan would put 1,510 houses, commercial development on hundreds of acres east of Ed McClain Road Originally published January 17, 2013By Patti S. Borda  Photo by Adam Fried Pam Abramson, co-founder of Residents Against Landsale Expansion, holds a sign Wednesday in downtown Frederick opposing a proposed Monrovia Town Center. ON […]

Residents Against Landsdale Expansion R.A.L.E. – Monrovia

Citizens are concerned.  1100 new homes, without warning, without discussion.  One meeting called by the Monrovia Citizens Association (a group no one has heard about) was held 8 miles from Monrovia at Holly Hills Country Club. Today residents discovered that 1500 more homes are being quickly sent through without due process for the Monrovia Town […]

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 […]

12/8/12 Some FCPS schools have reached or will soon be at maximum capacity

Schools that are – or soon to be – at maximum capacity in Frederick County:  Brunswick, Centerville, Deer Crossing, Hillcrest, Monocacy, New Market, North Frederick, Tuscarora, Urbana, Waverley, Whittier and Yellow Springs. The middle schools are Oakdale and Urbana Schools with restricted out-of-district transfers in county announced Originally published December 08, 2012From Staff Reports   […]

Citizen concerned with Landsdale development precedent

  Bad precedent Originally published October 05, 2012 Recently, the Board of County Commissioners, by a predictable 4-1 vote, approved master plan changes to add over 1,100 houses to the rural Monrovia landscape. It is very unsettling to envision what a project of this scale will do to the area in terms of traffic, schools […]

Landsdale PUD Phase I documents

3:23:12 PART I Linowes PUD APPLICATION 3:23:12 PART II Linowes PUD APPLICATION (traffic study) 7:31:12 Staff Rpt Lansdale DRRA: PUD Phase 1 8:22:12 PC Publ Hearing                     8:21:12 McClurkin Ltr Landsdale App 8:21:2012 Landsdale PUD Phase I Deficiencies 9:18:12 Mahar Testimony LANDSDALE Traffic 9:18 Mahar Testimony […]

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