Monthly Archives: June 2017

City & Plamondon begin historic preservation permitting — first workshop July 13

Nine years after City officials “identified a need” for a City-specified and City-sponsored downtown hotel and established a hotel advisory committee to advance the project, the first plans have been submitted to the City’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).  The hotel … Continue reading

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A puff piece about Frederick in The American Conservative LTE

Why is The American Conservative running a puff piece about Frederick, Maryland, regurgitating the hype we hear constantly from our tourism promoters and business go-getters. Erik Anderson’s suggestion that this city somehow competes with Georgetown is absurd. No internationally famous … Continue reading

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Baltimore Sun reports on Frederick hotel as “growth catalyst or boondoggle” — with lotza COMMENT

The Baltimore Sun June 21 ran a report, text and video, on the downtown Frederick hotel project headlining the controversy as one of “growth catalyst or boondoggle.” We’ll run key quotes in Italic and comment on each: Senator Ron Young … Continue reading

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Visitation site goes to infill specialist for $2.75m — compare with $3.4m taxpayer-$s to pay for hotel site

News that the Visitation Academy property at 200 East 2nd St has changed hands for $2.75 million (m) highlights the question of whether the City is overpaying at its proposed $3.4m for the hotel site (200 & 212 East Patrick.) … Continue reading

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Tourism Council John Fieseler’s ‘spin’ for taxpayer money & Bruce Bereano’s comment

John Fieseler of the Tourism Council took to task lobbyist Bruce Bereano in a letter-to-the-editor of the News-Post (see the letter below as published June 7, 2017) for stating that up to 85 percent the Frederick County hotel tax can … Continue reading

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There is no new budget for hotel — the Mayor is winging it

Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement is naturally a low-key guy, normally not given to public displays of enthusiasm. But when he spoke about the new design for the downtown hotel May 18 he seemed genuinely enthused saying to the Delaplaine … Continue reading

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