Hi - This is from the Frederick Economic Development Office. Please attend or forward to those who might be interested. Joshua Vincent, Director Center for theMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 24, 2006View SourceHi - This is from the Frederick Economic Development Office. Please attend or forward to those who might be interested.
Joshua Vincent, Director
Center for the Study of Economics
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 604
Philadelphia, Pa 19102 USA
WELCOME AND INVITATION
The City of Frederick is pleased to have the MD-APA, CSE, and HGFA Boards here on August 11th-12th and looks forward to hosting a tour of our recently completed Carroll Creek Park Project in historic Downtown Frederick.
The Carroll Creek Park project provides an interesting case study in urban revitalization, neighborhood development and economic development. Downtown Frederick has recently been recognized by the National Trust as a Great American Main Street an award of significant distinction. Over the last 30 years and 5 City administrations, more than $135 million in public improvements has been invested in Downtown Frederick, including a downtown Rail Station, public library, courthouse, flood control, public parks, roads, and parking. Now, more than $155 million in private investment is being made along Carroll Creek Park in the form of more than 550,000 sf of new or renovated office/commercial space and 395 residential units. It is expected that more than 1,500 new jobs are being created.
A GREAT AMERICAN BUSINESS DESTINATION
The City of Frederick , Maryland
Richard G. Griffin, AICP
Director of Economic Development
The City of Frederick
101 North Court Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
The Walking Tour of Carroll Creek in Frederick on August 11, 3-5 PM.
Richard Griffin, AICP, the Director of the City's Economic Department, will give a lively tour, and we will then repair to a reception at a facility on the Creek for meet, greet, and an informal discussion.
As many of you recall, last year we had a very successful APA trip to Harrisburg, PA where we discussed Land Value Tax, (LVT). Many of us believe that this is an extremely important tool in creating and sustaining successful communities. We have another special additional reason for coming to Frederick on Friday the 11th and, and even Saturday the 12th :
The Boards of two national foundations devoted to education and implementation of LVT(www.urbantools.org ) -- The 26th Annual Meeting of the Center for the Study of Economics, (CSE), and the 80th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Henry George Foundation of America , (HGFA) -- will be in Frederick .
Some of these very knowledgeable people will join MD APA on Friday for the "Creek Walk" and this will allow you to meet them along the way and at the reception that follows.
Then, on Saturday, August 12, 2006 (10 am 11:45 am), there will be an educational session for interested officials, planners, and members of the public. After a short presentation, there will be an informal discussion on LVT. The expertise of HGF and CSE directors will be invaluable in answering the questions of those exploring the possibilities of Land Value Taxation in Maryland . (www.marylandlandtax.org). This meeting will be at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street in Frederick , Maryland . http://www.civilwarmed.org/location.cfm
Hope many of you can one or both of these events and spread the word to your friends and associates.