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About Frederick

The City of Frederick was founded in 1745 and boasts a renowned historic district, thriving commercial corridors, rapid economic growth, and a highly educated workforce. At just over 66,000 residents, is the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind only Baltimore. The City’s ethnic diversity is continually growing, it is emerging as a leading national location for the bioscience industry, and its location as a crossroads has been a factor in its development as a distribution center both for the movement of people and goods in Western Maryland.

Despite being one of the fastest growing areas in the region, Frederick’s residential and commercial development is balanced by 57 municipal parks which offer recreational programs and facilities including organized league athletics, nature-based study programs, tennis courts, swimming pools, fishing spots, walking trails and 13 golf courses. The City is also designated as an Arts & Entertainment District as well as a Great American Main Street. Impressive architecture and public art works abound in the historic district where you are never more than a few blocks away from one of four performance and fine art centers or a host of private galleries. Lasly, Frederick has a total area of just over 22 square miles and houses portion of the Monocacy River and Carroll Creek which is the centerpiece of a world-class, mixed-use urban park running through its historic downtown district.

About the Partnership

PALS and the University of Maryland have joined forces with Frederick to tackle projects ranging from assessing climate change impacts on the City’s watershed to creating design alternatives for the City’s surplus properties and engaging minority communities in the revitalization effort. In total, the University is undertaking 30 projects with the City of Frederick covering planning and development, energy and the environment, and social issues.

Frederick PALS Course reports 2014-2015

Fall 2014 - Course Reports

Downtown Architectural Tour Guide

Frederick City Watershed - Future Considerations

Reconnecting Neighborhoods: Carroll Creek & The Communities of Frederick, MD

Proposed Frederick Hotel and Conference Center

Real Estate Development Proposals - Surplus Property Assessments and Proposals

GIS Exploration of Fredrick

Frederick Municipal Airport

Widening US Route 15 through Frederick: Impacts on Traffic Emissions

Algae in Carroll Creek: Green Infrastructure and Community Greening Approaches

Carroll Creek Wildlife Recreation Area: Site Analysis and Park Conceptual Plan

The Golden Mile: Outreach and Engagement To Immigrant and Minority Owned Businesses

Complete Streets: East Corridor

Spring 2015 - Course Reports

City of Frederick Carbon Footprint and Energy Profile

East Frederick Monocacy Boulevard City-Owned Property Development

Economics of Historic Preservation

Real Estate Development Proposals

East Frederick Industrial Land Study

North East Street Re-Imagination

Recreational Plan for Stewardship of the Watershed

Summer 2015 - Course Reports

Frederick Sustainability Plan

Frederick Project Story Map

multimedia journey through all of Frederick's PALS projects in 2014-15.