Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Extensive historical studies” supported proposed hotel demolition and perverse scoring — what they’d like the Historic Preservation Commission to forget NOTES

NOTES FOR COMMENT AT HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: I’d like to speak to a couple of things that proponents of the City sponsored hotel would rather you forgot, and which are unlikely to be referenced in the large packet of documents … Continue reading

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State funding for downtown hotel still uncertain, Board of Public Works has final say

There was a celebratory mood at the Delaplaine Center meeting room last Thursday (5.18) after the City’s hotel team gathered with about sixty supporters to see revised plans, hear the latest news and restoke enthusiasm for this protracted project. Senator … Continue reading

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New design makes concessions to critics — reduced in size, assurance CC as well as hotel will be privately funded

The new plans for the downtown hotel make some important concessions to critics. The height of the building is reduced significantly. The room number comes down from 207 to 180. The conference center drops from 24,000sf gross to 20,000sf. Onsite … Continue reading

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State Farm closure — what it says, and doesn’t say

Big local news this week is State Farm’s announcement that it plans to end some 600 jobs in Frederick and exit the 400,000 square foot, 100 acre office complex in the north of the City. The Frederick office is one … Continue reading

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