East Street Planning Meeting

Jimmy Staples and Susan Ledford take part in a visual preference exercise Saturday at a work session to generate ideas for the redevelopment of East Street.

The evolution of Frederick’s East Street will happen over decades, but on Saturday morning residents gathered to outline ideas for what they would like to have happen in the area.

A work session with consultants and city planning staff provided residents a chance to gather in groups to brainstorm ideas for what they want and don’t want as the area redevelops.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

(7) comments


East Street will become what makes financial sense, or the taxpayers will end up paying for "pie in the sky" ideas!!


“…with an emphasis on elements such as moving buildings closer to the street…” Will there be grandstands?

Greg F

Why on earth would they move buildings CLOSER to the street? That's just ignorant. If anything, they need to move them further back to allow one more lane in each direction through Shab Row. Move them all. Most of them could use a new foundation anyway as when you walk inside some, it feels like you're about to drop through the floor as it is. Either that or put some sort of a thru-lane behind the whole mess of Shab row for those who have no intention of stopping there and just get caught in the single lane multi-light garbage that's there now.


There’s an historic cemetery there too.

Greg F

Brings to mind a famous quote: “I tell ya, country clubs and cemeteries, the biggest wasters of prime real estate,” Rodney Dangerfield says, as Al Czervik.

Greg F

What about the incessant bottleneck through Shab Row? That has got to be addressed.


And also what about the abysmal condition of the road itself.

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