If you are interested in promoting and fostering a vibrant Golden Mile community through businesses, neighborhood, and economic development activities, please consider volunteering your time and talents.
Business owners along the Patrick Street Corridor may benefit from new grant funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Legacy program.
DHCD awarded $100,000 to The City of Frederick to continue and expand a city-wide façade improvement grant program and to pilot a building reuse program in Downtown Frederick.
Frederick’s program funds supports the continuation and expansion of a Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program within the Patrick Street Corridor Community.
The Frederick Façade Improvement Project is administered jointly by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development and its partners - the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Golden Mile Alliance, and East Frederick Rising.
Of the $100,000 grant award, $56,000 will be allocated to the Downtown Frederick Partnership, $22,000 to East Frederick Rising, and $22,000 to the Golden Mile Alliance.
Details on each grant opportunity is provided below:
- Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or download the application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
- Mission Interior - Eligible businesses may receive a matching grant of up to $5,000 on qualified interior improvements. For details, contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or download the application. The deadline to apply for this program is Friday, May 18th at 5:00 PM.
- Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6360 or download the application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements of up to $22,000. For details, contact the Golden Mile Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
A resurgence along Golden Mile is one step closer following the groundbreaking ceremony for the the Frederick Towne Center & Walmart Supercenter. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in front of the former Bon-Ton department store and was attended by over 50 residents, business owners, and elected officials. Speakers included Mayor Randy McClement, Economic Development Director Richard Griffin, Golden Mile Alliance President Justin Kiska, Golden Mile Alliance Board Member and attorney Dave Severn, and Adam Greenberg, representing DLC Management.
|Mayor McClement delivering remarks on the City's commitment to the Golden Mile.|
Additional investment along the Golden Mile is either underway or in the planning stages. Construction has started for a new Wawa fueling station at the former Maryland State Police Barracks. Planned residential along the Golden Mile includes the redevelopment of the former VFW (West Park Village) and the development of Summers Farm. For a complete recap and project links, review the recap from the Golden Mile Alliance's recent Development Showcase.
To learn more about The Golden Mile and to get involved, visit the Golden Mile Alliance's website.
For more information, facts, and demographics about the Golden Mile and other areas within The City of Frederick, review the newly released Frederick Retail Market report.