New Monrovia Town Center Hearings Start on Wednesday, March 19

The next round of public hearings on the Monrovia Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposal is almost upon us. On Wednesday, March 19, the Planning Commission will begin a new set of hearings at 6pm in … [Read more...]

Say NO to the Monrovia Town Center! Say no to sprawl, congestion, overcrowded schools and massive subsidies to developers

There are so many things wrong with the proposed Monrovia Town Center. And many of them will affect county residents and taxpayers, even if they do not live in the area. The Frederick County Board of County … [Read more...]

Monrovia Town Center Public Hearings Postponed to Jan. 14 & 15, at Urbana High School

Due to a winter storm and the resulting closure of Frederick County Public Schools (including cancellation of all evening activities), the Frederick Board of County Commissioners decided to reschedule a public hearing … [Read more...]

BOCC hearing on Monrovia Town Center next week matters to all county residents and taxpayers!

On December 10th the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners will have their first public hearing on the controversial Monrovia Town Center (MTC), which proposes to build another 1,510 homes on farmland in … [Read more...]

Jan Gardner announces campaign for County Executive (full text of speech at rally)

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Saturday, November 9th, in front of Winchester Hall in Frederick, former county commissioner Jan Gardner formally announced and launched her campaign to be the first county executive of Frederick County … [Read more...]

'Green' sprawl is still sprawl

EDITOR'S NOTE: While Kaid Benfield's blog entry below is not specifically about the highly controversial Monrovia Town Center development proposed for 457 acres of farmland at the intersection of Route. … [Read more...]

MDP letter corrects misstatements from Monrovia developers and Planning Commission members

On Wednesday (October 23), the Frederick County Planning Commission held a public hearing on two separate agenda items related to the proposed and controversial Monrovia Town Center. 1 – Rezoning of the agriculture land … [Read more...]

Make Your Voice Heard on October 23rd (oppose the Monrovia Town Center)

That’s right! On October 23rd, we have the opportunity to make our voice heard in opposition to the proposed Monrovia Town Center. We have the opportunity to right the wrong before it is committed. We get to tell the … [Read more...]