Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frederick Day in Annapolis 2017


Priority Projects 2017
Together We Can Grow Frederick's Future

Each year the City's Department of Economic Development leads the charge for Frederick Day in Annapolis. This annual event gives Frederick community leaders the opportunity to say thank you for state investment in Frederick projects and provide information about upcoming priorities and requests.  This year’s sponsors include Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Leidos Biomedical, Chamber of Commerce, The Tourism Council of Frederick County, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Fort Detrick Alliance, and Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI).   
  
MD 180/351 Corridor Improvements

The City of Frederick is partnering with SHA, Frederick County, and AstraZeneca to improve the MD 180/351 Corridor. The $40 million investment will break the bottleneck along Ballenger Creek Pike (MD 180) from south of I-70 to north of US 15 and will address longstanding traffic problems on MD 180. The scope of work includes road widening along MD 180 and Solarex Court near AstraZeneca and the construction of a new bridge over US 15. Improvements will provide Maryland residents and employees of AstraZeneca, one of Frederick’s major employers, with improved safety and traffic relief along this route. 

Budget
Private      $2M
State         $36.2M
County      $1.3M
City           $0.5M
Sub Total $40M

Frederick Municipal Airport Safety & Capacity

Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) is the second busiest airport in Maryland and is the preferred executive airport in the National Capital Region. The City has planned a multi-year capital program through 2023 to extend the primary runway and create space for aeronautical development. Current projects include:
  • Demolition of aviation obstructions
  • Relocation of utilities
  • Design and construction of a snow removal equipment (SRE) building (with MAA)
  • Lengthen runway by 600 feet to 5,820 feet by 2020
  • Leasing land for private construction of hangars

These projects will enhance safety, increase capacity, and provide better service to corporate operators by offering competitive airport amenities and hangar development opportunities. 

Funding*
FAA          90%
MAA           5%
County      2.5%
City           2.5%
*Airport Improvement Program’s (AIP) federally funded projects

Downtown Hotel and Conference Center

The City of Frederick is teamed with Frederick County, the State of Maryland, and a hotel developer, selected through a competitive RFP process, to construct an $84 million full-service hotel and conference center in Downtown Frederick. The developer is providing $53 million (63%) of the funding. The public on-site improvements, including parking, the conference center, and road improvements, will cost approximately $31 million (37%). This is the top economic development priority for the City, County, Chamber of Commerce, and Major Employers Group. 

It is projected to offer many benefits, including:
  • 207 rooms
  • 24,000 gross square feet of meeting space
  • 100+ onsite public parking spaces
  • 280 total jobs
  • $1.5 million annually in State taxes
  • $25.8 million in direct, indirect, and induced spending
Budget
Private      $53M
Public       $31M
Sub Total $84M

Project Updates
Key Projects Underway to Grow Frederick’s Future

Monocacy Boulevard and US 15 Interchange
The #1 Infrastructure Priority for Frederick is Under Construction
  • This $60 million project has over 90% funding from the State and Federal Government
  • Provides a full-diamond interchange and other safety improvements
  • Eliminates at-grade intersections on US 15
  • Trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, lighting, and landscaping
  • Complements the $31 million combined Monocacy Boulevard Center Section Phase II and future Christopher’s Crossing road improvement projects (City/County funded), which will create a complete loop around the City to improve circulation and alleviate congestion on the US Highway and Interstate system
Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) Upgrades in Progress
  • 39% of this $45.8 million project is funded by state grants, and the remainder was supported by a State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan
  • Upgrades will bring the plant into compliance with increased EPA mandates for ENR
  • Improves water quality by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries
  • Construction started in September 2015, with completion expected by winter 2017
Westside Regional Park
Planning for Increased Regional Recreational Opportunities 
  • Land acquisition costs of $18 million for this property were funded in part  through Maryland’s Project Open Space
  • Master plan passed in January 2017 
  • Proposed amenities include open space, recreational and aquatics facilities, and multi-purpose fields and sports complex
  • Walking trails, gardens, playgrounds, and picnic pavilions
  • Multi-year build out planned


Thank You for Your Support
The State of Maryland and Other Partners Helped Make These Projects Possible
 


Culler Lake, Phase I
Lake restoration, wetlands, stormwater infrastructure, and paths. This $1.7
million project was made possible thanks in part to $350,000 in state grants.


Shared Use Path Under US 15
Uniting east and west ends of the City. This $1.7 million project was made possible thanks in part to $310,000 in state contributions.












Carroll Creek Park 
Flood control project, park, and urban revitalization in Downtown Frederick. This $87 million project completed over 40 years was made possible thanks in part to $27 million in state contributions.













New HVAC System at the Weinberg Center
Ensures year-round arts and entertainment in Frederick. This $1.3 million project was made possible thanks in part to $100,000 in state bond bills.


Fa├žade Improvement Programs
Encouraging private investment and improving neighborhoods throughout the City. FY17’s grant of $100,000 will be matched by private investors.



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