Smart growth and water quality

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Watch this video on growth and impacts upon the Chesapeake Bay.  Smart growth really is one answer.

FNP: citizen questions city permitting the Tough Mudder, and links bad planning to votes of current elected officials

 Put blame in the right place (Frederick News Post, Sept 23, 2012) The traffic snarl and resident complaints regarding the Tough Mudder race held at Crumland Farms last weekend are not the story of an organizer who misled anyone. It is the story of incompetency among Frederick city and Frederick County officials. On Sept. 5, an […]

FoFC questions who Frederick City leaders represent?

June 11, 2012   Meta Nash, Chairman Josh Bokee, Vice Chairman Elisabeth Fetting Richard L. Stup William Ryan – Alternate Member Alderman Kelly Russell – Secretary Dear Frederick City Planning Commissioners:   I am speaking tonight because we believe the citizens and taxpayers of Frederick City and County who are concerned with the Keller Farm annexation […]

Gazette: Keller property annexation in Frederick postponed to July 9 (Public Hearing @ 6pm, City Hall)

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Keller property annexation in Frederick postponed to July 9 by Sherry Greenfield Staff Writer People living near the Keller property in Frederick will have another chance to tell city planners why they don’t want 750 to 850 homes built there. The City of Frederick Planning Commission tabled a decision on the […]

Citizens speak out at public hearing on 302 acre Keller Farm annexation for 800+ homes

Read about the development proposal. Read the letter to the Frederick County Planning Commissioners signed by 75 citizens. Read comments submitted by FoFC on historical lack of representation of citizen interests by city officials. . Discussion on the Keller Farm development was tabled until the July 9th Planning Commission meeting. Prepare to ask questions. What will be the […]

5-15-12 FNP City needs more details on Crum annexation

Features of planned development $572 million: total value at completion $181 million in commercial and office development 700 single-family homes 300 townhouses 200 condominiums 1 million square feet of office 120,000 square feet of retail 80,000 square feet for a grocery store The Frederick city planning commissioners agreed unanimously Monday that they want more details […]

Frederick City Growth Plan Map – showing areas of interest for annexation and development

Sign citizen letter expressing your concern with Keller Farm development

Click here to read background information on the Keller Farm annexation and development plans. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH ALONG YELLOW SPRINGS ROAD [Letter to Frederick City elected officials] To whom it may concern: As residents living in the vicinity of the Keller Farm, we are writing to express our concern with the annexation and development plans […]

12-2011 Frederick City Begins Comprehensive Rezoning Process

Frederick City Begins Comprehensive Rezoning Process (to view entire map click on it) Frederick City’s Planning Department is accepting letters requesting zoning changes from property owners until Friday, January 27, 2012. The city will only accept requests for a zoning classification when the zoning change would be consistent with the land use designation as shown […]

Fort Detrick Biodefense Containment Lab Update: next meeting April 19th.

Thanks to all of you who turned out for last Tuesday’s containment lab public forum at city hall. A big thanks to all who spoke so well and so compellingly about your concerns and what you want to see the containment lab committee tackle. As a number of you said, it is hard to keep […]