Curious about all the dirt being moved around on the northeast side of the City?
Check out the map & project summaries below for a quick overview of just a few of the major developments currently underway that are building local employment opportunities and redefining Frederick’s economy.
Annexation of Renn Farm
Annexed into the City last August, this 327 acre parcel has a total of 3,000,000 SF build-out capacity and is among the largest industrial zoned properties for sale in the Washington D.C. / Baltimore metro area.
Undertaken to improve traffic circulation and alleviate local congestion on the U.S. highway & interstate system, this major arterial road project will feature four lanes and a new bridge. The new roadway is currently scheduled to open in mid-summer.
Pad Sites at Riverside Research Park
A quick and easy commute to major interstates and with close proximity to Fort Detrick, the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, & federal agencies, this strategically located campus is approved and ready to build up to 1.4 million square feet of lab, manufacturing, and office space.
Subaru Training Facility
St. John Properties, Inc. has announced the construction of a new 16,200 square foot custom-tailored training facility for Subaru of America, Inc. within Riverside Technology Park. The new training center, which will integrate a blended learning approach consisting of classrooms and hands-on vehicle instruction, will be large enough to provide instruction for up to 60 teachers and students on any given day.
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Last year, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies signed a 45,120 SF lease in Riverside Technology Park – moving its manufacturing, assembly and equipment facility from Germantown to Frederick. Roughly 100 employees began work in the new Frederick facility this past fall.
The 5,371-square-foot Royal Farms – currently under construction- is part of a project that will include a 16,320-square-foot, single-story office building that would be built on the rear of the lot once the convenience store is finished.
Poet’s Walk Memory Care Facility
Plans for the construction of a new 37,196 SF memory care and adult living facility have been approved. The 68-bed home & facility will be operated by the New Jersey-based Spring Hills Senior Communities.
AOPA’s Hangar Development
In December 2018, the City of Frederick awarded the lease of a 620,000 SF site at FDK to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for the development of a hangar complex consisting of up to 194,400 square feet of general aviation aircraft hangars. Under the terms of the multi-year lease agreement, AOPA will assume responsibility for the phased design, construction, and management of the new multi-hangar complex.
FDK Runway Extension
A multi-year capital improvement plan is currently underway to enhance safety, increase capacity, and strengthen the competitiveness of the amenities at Frederick Municipal Airport. The Airport's main runway is planned to be lengthened by 600 feet to 5820' ft by 2020. FDK has received two grants - totaling over $4 million - for the final stages of runway obstacle removal and the design phase of the project.
This well-positioned project along a major City thoroughfare is currently in the conceptual stage. In the future, this project could potentially feature flex and retail opportunities.
The 223-acre Renn Farm site is set to be transformed into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use community with residential, retail and entertainment components, highlighted by a new trail which will connect east Frederick to Downtown via shared-use paths along Carroll Creek and Monocacy Boulevard. Commercial pad sites are currently available.
Carroll Walk – Path Extension
Accentuating the prioritization of walk- and bike-ability, the new Renn Quarter development will be connected by pedestrian trails to Downtown Frederick. The developing company, Matan Companies, has committed to the extension of the public Carroll Creek Shared Use Path that currently ends at Patrick Street. When completed, the path will continue past the back of the Fairgrounds, along the Creek, and into a new 70-acre park that is also to be created at Renn Quarter to service Frederick’s East-side communities.