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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Frederick Forward - Survey Results & Next Step!

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Thank you for taking the time to participate in the first Frederick Forward community survey. Your feedback was invaluable in helping us understand what you love about our community and what you hope to see in its future. The first survey's results are now available, and we encourage you to take a look. You can see what over 900 people had to say about how Frederick should grow over the next 20 years.

We are still listening and need your help to take the next step in creating the new Frederick Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan. Community survey number two is now open. This second survey asks about specific details of how to plan for parks, open spaces, and commercial and residential areas.

Now is the time to get more detailed with what you all want to see for Frederick! Your input will help us create a plan that reflects the needs and desires of our community. So please take a few minutes to complete the online survey today. It's easy, and it will make a big difference.

And just in case this story is new to you, here is some background information:

Frederick is primed to see meaningful growth over the next two decades. The Town's Planning Department has been given the go-ahead to update our Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan. Team FRED has begun collaborating with the Rick Planning + Design team to gather input concerning the Town's needs and opportunities. We aim to create an easy-to-use plan that effectively guides the growth and evolution of the community and serves as the foundation for future decisions made by the Town's Board of Trustees, other boards and commissions, and staff. 

Every great project needs a catchy name and a central location for information. Therefore, we would like to introduce Frederick Forward at, the project website created for the Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan. Use the site to stay current and participate in plans as they progress. Throughout 2023, there will be many ways to get involved. Go to to:

1.    Take a Frederick Forward Survey! Share your vision for the future of Frederick with surveys throughout the year. Survey #2 is now open through June 30, 2023.

2.    Put your ideas directly on the Frederick Forward Project Map. Share your opinions on our interactive map to help identify current challenges and opportunities in Frederick. 

3.    Use the virtual Frederick Forward Idea Wall. Have fun and share your thoughts by using digital sticky notes. Read comments from others, "like" and "dislike," to help us understand overall community sentiment about a topic.

It takes a whole community to establish the vision for the next 20-plus years! We need input from a wide range of stakeholders, including residents, business owners, developers, and landowners. So if you live, work, or play in the Town of Frederick, we want to hear from you! 

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