oldmagpie11

oldmagpie11

Kite got tax breaks and more for setting up their production plant and repository in FredCo... they promised to offer a defined number of new jobs to locals that paid at least twice the Federal minimum wage...

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Spot on, francesca - biotech jobs in MoCo tend to be for R&D scientists, more highly paid than manufacturing/production and shipping jobs that tend to be in FredCo. More biotech jobs here does not portend a boost in local income.

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Boulder had the same problem and dealt with it 50 years ago - the entire history is written up here: boulderdowntown.com/visit/history-of-pearl-street

Boulder's recycling program was used as a model for what Frederick county put in place about 20 years ago.

No need to reinvent…

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Curious to learn if these "restricted" rents were modified to be affordable for a single occupant in the 1BR units? Curious to learn if the developer's expectation of 1.5 occupants per bedroom was addressed, and wanting to understand if storage for said half-occupants is provided for?

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hey bosco, you changed horses in midstream - vegan is absolutely not the same as vegetarian [tongue]

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[thumbup] gabe - add frosted poptarts to that list, beef gelatin in that frosting! As you know, many biopharmaceuticals depend on synthetic growth medium contains recombinant molecules that have to do the job(s) of their natural counterparts. Orthodox vegans and Christian scientists - are…

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Another greedy, tone-deaf developer. He all but admits to owning stock in Amazon as well. Unless these two-over-two multilevel condos have elevators, he may have trouble attracting seniors to his "multigenerational" project - it's hard to avoid the toys and babies on the stairs even when …

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Clear justification for funding basic research. [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

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"The most recent AMI is $52,920 annually for single-person household" ... making 60% of this figure is $31,752 or $2646/month. If "affordable" rent is 30% of gross monthly income, the 1BR apartments at Sharpe Square should be offered at $790-$800/month ?? oh wait, developer's math assumes…

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stjohn, there is definitely a need for affordable housing for Frederick's growing senior cohort who for the most part live on fixed incomes (e.g. Social Security) and in great part are single females. Median income is based on a household of two people, and "affordability" is based on two…

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