One of the fastest-growing counties in Maryland, Frederick has become a draw for all kinds of travelers. Now spending more than $1 million per day, these travelers visit for business and for pleasure. They also overwhelmingly want to stay in Downtown Frederick. And soon, they will.
Building on the momentum of the past 30+ years of investment, the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek is an exciting project that will bring new lodging and meeting space to Downtown Frederick. This new facility, located at the intersection of East Patrick and Carroll Streets, responds to both community desires and business needs.
The final square footage and room count for the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek will be determined during the City approval process. The new design includes 180 rooms, approximately 20,000 square feet of rentable meeting space and about 160 parking spaces. In keeping with the design concept previously submitted, the new design incorporates the historic Trolley Building, located at the corner of E. Patrick and S. Carroll Streets, which will be completely renovated. This renovation will include re-opening the front entrance of the building where trolleys once entered to board passengers. The new design also incorporates brick construction and a rooftop lounge, as well as orients the building to both Carroll Creek Linear Park and Carroll Street and E. Patrick Street, consistent with the original design concept.
This new design is refined to balance site conditions, historic sensitivity and community input. As compared to the initial design concept, the new proposal:
● Removed the 5th floor of hotel rooms
● Improved access from East Patrick Street
● Increased the number of on-site parking spaces
The Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek (hotel and meeting space) will be privately funded. Public funds will be solely used for public infrastructure. These public improvements will be funded from revenue sources generated by the project itself including TIF (Tax Increment Financing), hotel tax revenue generated by the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek, the City of Frederick Parking Fund and state grants.
The Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek builds on decades of investment by the community in Downtown Frederick and helps launch the next chapter. Some of the critical efforts that this project builds upon include:
● Carroll Creek Linear Park
● MARC Transit Center
● C Burr Artz Public Library
● Frederick Visitor Center
● Adaptive use and rehabilitation of hundreds of historic structures
May 2017: Announcement of the proposed new building design in preparation for submitting the project for Historic Preservation Commission review.
September/October 2016: Site undergoes archaeological testing.
August 2016: Meeting with Historic Preservation Commission and a second evening public meeting to provide an update on historical research to date.