Carroll Creek at Dawn

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Carroll Creek at Dawn




Downtown Frederick Partnership continually evaluates the need for advocacy and change in regard to certain elements of downtown development. Check back for additional policy statements as Downtown Frederick issues continue to evolve.






Live Downtown Frederick

Live Downtown Frederick is an initiative of the 2020 Downtown Frederick Partnership Strategic Plan. Our goal is to welcome 335 new residents to Downtown Frederick by 2020. The first step in what the Partnership anticipates will be a three year process was to learn more about the local housing market today and what impediments and incentives exist. The analysis was completed by a consultant team that included Seth Harry and Associates and Townscape Design. This analysis was presented at a Live Downtown Frederick Housing Symposium that was held Friday, April 28, 2017. The final report from the Symposium can be downloaded here.



Redevelopment of the Post Office Site


Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to advocating for the redevelopment of the Post Office site. Redevelopment would include retaining the retail post office either on site or in close proximity and relocating the remaining uses. Click here to view Downtown Frederick Partnership's full policy statement on the redevelopment of the post office site.


On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Partnership together with the City of Frederick's Planning and Economic Development Departments and East Frederick Rising held two public input sessions and a public presentation related to the Post Office site in Downtown Frederick. The first day sessions provided an opportunitiy for community members to proactively provide input on site opportunities and the community's vision for the site. The public presentation offered a summary of the ideas generated, along with analysis by the consultant team. The final report from the two-day design process can be downloaded here.



Locate Government in Downtown Frederick


Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to working with the City, County, State and Federal governments to locate significant government functions in Downtown Frederick. 


Click here to view Downtown Frederick Partnership's full policy statement on government location.