FoFC asks state to calculate their share of costs for public services and facilities in Frederick County

Frederick News Post report:  Group wants growth costs calculated  

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 […]

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 […]

Expert affidavits on New Market growth plans illustrate likely tax increases, congested roads, overcrowded schools and harm to environmentally sensitive areas

In 2011, Friends of Frederick County, the Audubon Society of Central Maryland and 13 residents filed a complaint in the Frederick County Circuit Court against the Town of New Market asserting that the Town’s Master Plan, the Municipal Growth Element, failed to satisfy the requirements of the State law.  (Friends of Frederick County et al. […]

FoFC: facts on northern annexations

Annexation facts Originally published March 18, 2012 O In Sunday’s (March 4) letter regarding the Crum and Thatcher annexations and development the author says, “I feel if built as advertised it should help traffic and give added tax base to both the city and the county.” I don’t know what advertising the author refers to, […]