Monrovia Town Center agreement nullified!

As many are well aware, FoFC has been working to ensure adequate public facilities for all developments in Frederick County, Monrovia Town Center is no exception.  FoFC supported the founding of RALE  – an organization that has done superb work on behalf of the citizens living in the Monrovia area.  Finally after many years of […]

Livable Frederick: FoFC continues to push for livable public services

In an effort to ensure we protect our environment and have adequate public services for all County residents FoFC joined with Cleanwater Linganore, Envision Frederick County, RALE and 1000 Friends of Maryland, to send this letter to those leading Frederick County’s long term planning process called Livable Frederick. Keep your expectations for our future high, […]

Is there a proposed development that might threaten your community or environment? Evaluate it.

Check out this check list: ceds.org/Checklist.pdf A 2-page Checklist from our friends at Community & Environmental Defense Services to help evaluate any proposed activity that might threaten your community or environment. Topics covered in the checklist are: · Clean Water, · Traffic Congestion & Safety, · Schools Overcrowding & Safe Streets, · Tree & Forest […]

SGAFC asks Planning Commission to Restore Public Process

Friends of Frederick County joins the Smarter Growth Alliance of Frederick County (SGAFC) to request Planning Commission support of Council Bill 16-10, APFO with DRRA. The proposed bill will restore the longstanding public process of considering an application for rezoning separately from a Developers Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) and the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance […]

FoFC testifies against the Monrovia Town Center

Testimony about the Planned Urban Development Amendment for the Monrovia Town Center (PUD R-12-02);  Public Hearing before the Planning Commission 10/23/2013     Good evening Frederick County Planning Commissioners:   I am Janice Wiles, Executive Director for Friends of Frederick County, a working to protect taxpayers and citizens through good planning, and environmental protections in […]

Eaglehead in Lake Linganore, 950 acres to become 1,735 new houses

  There will be a meeting hosted by Oakdale LLC to discuss the Eaglehead DRRA. Please attend and spread the word to your neighbors and friends When:  Saturday May 11th 10AM Where:  Oakdale Middle School (entrance is usually around back) Who:  most likely Jason Wiley and/or John Clarke To learn more please read: Eaglehead PUD fact […]

Casey farm (639 acres) in New Market on list for 1000 home development

To learn more please click here for the Casey Property PUD fact sheet.                       Map below shows streams surrounded by floodplain, forest (green) and blue for ponds and wetlands.

2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases

 Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the […]

Gazette editorial: Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development

Gazette editorial published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development The scene is a familiar one in Maryland: a “bedroom” county with lots of available open space attracts developers who see dollar signs, while elected officials see an easy way to expand the tax base and pay for […]

FNP: Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown

Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown Plan would put 1,510 houses, commercial development on hundreds of acres east of Ed McClain Road Originally published January 17, 2013By Patti S. Borda  Photo by Adam Fried Pam Abramson, co-founder of Residents Against Landsale Expansion, holds a sign Wednesday in downtown Frederick opposing a proposed Monrovia Town Center. ON […]