July 2017: Date set for Mayor and Board of Aldermen public meeting where the Aldermen will have the opportunity to accept two state capital grants totaling $5 million for land acquisition and site preparation for the public aspect of the project. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7PM at City Hall (101 N Court St). Follow this link to view the agenda.
June 2017: Date set for first Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) hearing and workshop on the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek project. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. at City Hall (101 N. Court St.). Follow this link to view the HPC application.
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.
January/March 2016: Meetings with the Historic Preservation Commission and local preservation advocacy groups to introduce the project.
December 2015: Adoption of a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the City of Frederick and Plamondon Hospitality Partners.
March 2015: Completion of a hotel parking demand study by Walker Parking. Follow this link to view the study (2015 City of Frederick, MD Parking and Circulator Study).
2014: Issued RFP (Request for Proposals) and selected a private developer for a full service downtown hotel and conference center. Two proposals are received and Plamondon Hospitality Partners is recommended for selection.
2014: Execution of a joint City/County Resolution supporting the project and approving TIF (Tax Increment) financing.
2013: Updated environmental work provides a comprehensive breakdown of potential remediation and abatement costs for the project, estimated at $125,500 (see Section 5.0). This cost figure is included in project budgets. Additional environment studies of the site by the property owner (Randall Family LLC) can be viewed by following this link and downloading the relevant files under Project Documents.
May/June 2013: Conduct stakeholder outreach to brief on the project and collect input as the hotel advisory committee and JLL begin work to draft the RFP.
2012- 2014: Contract with a hotel development consultant to guide the RFP process. JLL is hired by the City to work with the hotel advisory committee.
2012: Completion of an updated demand and feasibility study.
2010: Completion of initial demand and feasibility study.
2008: Establishment of a hotel advisory committee which includes the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Visit Frederick, Downtown Frederick Partnership, East Frederick Rising, the City of Frederick and Frederick County Office of Economic Development.
2008: First Identification of the need for a downtown hotel and conference center by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.