Downtown Frederick

Downtown Frederick boasts a uniquely living and breathing historic district. The beautiful, two-and-a-half century old streets lay stage to a booming technology sector and a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

Initiatives such as the Carroll Creek Park, Main Street programming, and Downtown Hotel attraction, seek to honor and continue Downtown’s long tradition of economic vitality.

  1. Downtown Incentive Programs
  2. Arts & Entertainment District
  3. Downtown Frederick Façade Grant
  4. Downtown Property Rehabilitation
  5. Fire Suppression Program
  6. Historic Preservation Property Rehabilitation
  7. HUBZone
  8. Mission Interior Grant Program
  9. Neighborhood Business Works
  10. Opportunity Zone
  11. More Incentives & Programs

Starting or growing your business in Downtown Frederick? Don’t miss out on these local financial resources and incentives.

Downtown Frederick Partnership

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Downtown Frederick Partnership

The Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of this national Main Street community. The Partnership serves as an invaluable resource to Downtown businesses, residents, and visitors alike. 

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Ambassador Program

The Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program employs 4-6 full-time workers (depending upon the season) to monitor and clean the downtown area. Ambassadors work from 7AM-10PM five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday). The ambassador program covers more than 17 blocks of the downtown area – including Market Street, Patrick Street, Carroll Creek Linear Park and Everedy Square & Shab Row.

Ambassadors help keep Downtown Frederick a safe and beautiful destination by providing essential functions, such as actively engaging pedestrians with friendly greetings and assistance, providing directions and information to visitors, picking up trash and power washing sidewalks, removing graffiti and stickers from light poles and other public infrastructure, collecting leaves and debris from sidewalks and gutters, pulling weeds in public spaces, and so much more! Learn more here.

Park and Shop Program

Downtown Businesses may purchase “Park and Shop” coupons to provide free or reduced cost garage parking to their clientele & customers.  These coupons may be used in exchange for hourly parking and are valid at all 5 garages. Contact the City's Parking Department to learn more.

Aerial nighttime rendering of the proposed Marriott at Carroll Creek

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Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek 

The Downtown Frederick Hotel at Carroll Creek builds on 30 years of investment in downtown and along Carroll Creek Park to bring a strongly needed new lodging and meeting space to Downtown Frederick. The new facility, to be located as an anchor on Carroll Creek Park at the intersection of East Patrick and Carroll Streets, responds to both stated community and business needs. Proposed as a full-service Marriott hotel, the project will generate an estimated $35 million in economic impact and will attract future private investment into the surrounding area.

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