Members on the Golden Mile Alliance voted last week to support the WalMart proposal which is being considered for the Frederick Towne Mall property. "The Frederick Board of Aldermen and the Mayor will ultimately make the final decision," said board member Cindy Burdette. But the Golden Mile Alliance has decided to take a vote to support the position of accepting the rezoning of the Frederick Towne Mall property to general commercial, based on the proposal that was presented by the current owners," she said.
The developer, Rockwood Capital, is seeking a change in the property's current zoning, which calls for a mix of commercial and residential development, to one that allows only commercial construction. "The proposal as it was given, is actually a legally binding document, so the terms of general commercial are specifically conditioned on the acceptance of that exact proposal. Because of that we felt like it was meeting the goals of the revitalization of the Golden Mile and that it would be in the best interest of Frederick and it's future," continued Burdette.
Zoning changes will be discussed at a meeting on June 5th, at Frederick City Hall, beginning at 3 p.m.