• As City officials work to craft & update the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, setting big ideas into motion for decades to come, smaller plans are playing out before us today. If you’ve ever walked to the end of Carroll Creek Linear Park, you’d notice it stops at East Patrick Street… Because of the plans unfolding today, […]

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  • Walking towards the East End Festival, you could hear the music playing from afar. Though it was a rainy and cloudy October, one could see that the turnout was large ranging in people from different ages. The group Let There Be Rock came in full force as they played all afternoon entertaining East End Festival […]

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  • In the past year and a half, it appears flash flood warnings have become more commonplace in Frederick County. Frederick’s history of development without proper caution for erosion and water flow has forced many in the City to ask what can be done. Year over year stormwater management and smarter development can prevent the situation […]

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  • Who is EFR?  East Frederick Rising is a local nonprofit that advocates on behalf of the east side of Frederick. We promote residential and commercial projects that result in economic vitality and communities that are walkable, connected, vibrant, safe, attractive, and sustainable. We prioritize projects that create a sense of local context while also satisfying […]

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  • What is Rails to Trails?  “Rails to Trails” projects convert abandoned or unused railroad tracks into multi-use pathways for bikers and pedestrians. These types of initiatives have taken place across the United States, such as the Great American Rail-Trail which is working to transform rails into trails all the way from Maryland to Washington State, […]

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  • East Frederick Rising is excited to bring you up to date information on what is going on in East Frederick and the impact you are helping us make on the community. Addressing East St Traffic with an East-West Connector We know that East Street gets bumper-to-bumper traffic morning and evening.  We’re talking to East Frederick […]

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  • East Frederick Rising is teaming up with other organizations to beautify a primary gateway into Frederick by placing public art at the East Street traffic circle and updating the landscaping.  For more information on our project, see below. We want your help. Please tell us your preferences for the theme and style of the art to […]

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  • Energetics Incorporated (technical and management consulting firm in Columbia, MD) is developing a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Infrastructure Plan for the City of Frederick. Jenny Willoughby (Sustainability Manager) is leading the project on Fredrick’s side. PEVs include battery electric vehicles with no internal combustion engine (Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, etc.) and plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (Chevy […]

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