Hotel design

The latest design for the proposed downtown Frederick hotel and conference center.

The developers of Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center took the next step Thursday toward bringing the project to fruition.

According to a news release from developers Plamondon Hospitality Partners, the developers, city officials and representatives of Randall Family LLC jointly filed an application Thursday morning with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to begin the official review and approval process.

The Maryland Historical Trust will also review the plans.

The multimillion-dollar hotel and conference center project is planned for 200-212 E. Patrick St., which currently contains the Frederick trolley station building, which for years housed The Frederick News-Post’s operations, and the historic Birely Tannery site.

Since the property is in the Frederick Town Historic District, elements of the proposed project plans require approval from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission before eventually moving to the city’s Planning Commission for final site plan approval.

The design, which developers unveiled in May, contains four floors with 180 rooms, roughly 20,000 square feet of rentable meeting space, and about 160 underground parking spaces.

The application also proposes to renovate and restore the trolley station building, which includes removal of a pressroom that was added to the building in the 1960s. The application also includes a request to demolish the Birely Tannery building.

The newest design is slightly different from the design revealed in May. The one submitted Thursday separates two buildings along Carroll Street with a brick walkway. In the original design, the buildings were connected.

The Historic Preservation Commission is set to review and hold a public hearing on the application at its July 13 meeting.

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(21) comments

ashalay

That is a good project benh xuong khop

gary4books

Đây là về khách sạn chứ không phải bệnh tật.

gary4books

Nó sẽ không bao giờ xảy ra, spamer.

jerseygrl42

$31 Million in taxpayer money with ZERO ROI for us but plenty for the Plamondons and Randalls...39% of this paid for by taxpayers while our school children are forced to learn in trailers ...its all about OUR money and only the misinformed and those with a piece of the action could support this travesty

joelp77440

Looking forward to this new addition to the growing downtown. [thumbup]

sevenstones1000

Would it kill them to at least plant some trees between their hideous building and the street? Keep downtown green and leafy.

rbtdt5

They will. Or we can do a protest and make them!!!!!

frmdperth

Do they really think that Carroll Street can handle that traffic?

FreddyFred

The City of Frederick is complicit in allowing the tannery building to fall into decay and has violated their own city ordinance. Code Enforcement could have addressed the issue with the building years ago, but instead wrote it up as "going to be demolished" despite the fact that no demolition permit had ever been requested. Why is Code Enforcement determining what historic buildings remain or get demoed? That's not the way its supposed to work. The historic resource component of this project has been terribly mismanaged by Mayor McClement and Richard Griffin and they make a mockery about visiting "historic Frederick" when they show no interest at all in the city's historic resources. The HPC should deny this hotel proposal for numerous reasons, but the main one is that it destroys Maryland's only historic standing tannery building and does nothing to reinterpret that history adequately.

jerseygrl42

If you read the headline" headed for APPROVAL" you can see this one is already cooked...just another rubber stamp

sofanna

Residents of Frederick City and County. We are being FORCED to allow this group to TAKE our tax dollars! If this is not the truth, I would like to see in writing from our County Executive, that not 1 dollar of our taxes will be given toward this project. Our taxes are needed for the homeless, abused, more law enforcement to protect our City and County. AGAIN, I DO not want my tax dollars increased or used in any way for this project. Talk about being thrown under the bus!

rbtdt5

My taxes go to lots of things I don't think I should be paying for. This is not one them

gary4books

So exactly how many nights do yu spend in hotels in Frederick County? Other that that, what taxes do you pay that will go for this hotel / center? How much of your money?

KellyAlzan

This hotel is going to bring an infestation of bed bugs on the Patrick street corridor. I hope they submit a pest control management plan.

Dwasserba

Who doesn't

sevenstones1000

While I would love a downtown hotel, that is one seriously ugly building. What is the point of trying to maintain an historic feel to downtown if you just destroy it all with fhis hideous monstrosity?

Like every other new building in Frederick (new cancer center at Rosehill, for example), this is just plain ugly. And to have to see this eyesore every time you walk through town. Terrible.

jwhamann

Well, look at the library. [thumbdown]

jerseygrl42

wondering if you've seen the cell block like apartments Matan is building at 355/80 intersection...actually have blocked out the view of Sugarloaf Mt.; its all about the MONEY

sevenstones1000

Nothing Matan does surprises me.

Crusty Frederick Man 64

The true colors of the HPC will come out on this one !

gary4books

[beam]

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