Downtown Frederick Streetscape Study
In 2021, Downtown Frederick Partnership and The City of Frederick engaged Design Collective and RK&K to study the streetscapes of Market and Patrick Streets within Downtown Frederick. This study aimed to create thoughtful design solutions, set priorities and determine a framework for future streetscape improvements for the many users (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, etc.) and uses (shopping, dining, events, city services, etc.) of the downtown streets.
A critical component throughout the planning effort was to gather public input on existing conditions and feedback on proposed concepts. After two community workshops, a public survey which received 1,932 responses and seven months of study, the City and the Partnership published a final draft report in November 2021. The report observed existing land use patterns, pedestrian circulation patterns, parking conditions, sidewalk conditions, transit patterns, open space, existing tree conditions and placement and provided critical data and insight that can inform how future improvements may best address downtown’s current streetscape limitations. Next steps include additional studies related to parking, traffic and utilities, regulatory recommendations and implementation/funding strategies.