East Frederick is comprised of roughly 2,000 acres on the east side of downtown Frederick. A traditional manufacturing and industrial area, East Frederick represents a long-term opportunity for redevelopment, reuse, and infill development.
The East Frederick Rising Small Area Plan (PDF), adapted by the City in 2011, provides a vision and framework for this vitalization over the next 30 years.
- East Frederick Incentives
- East Frederick Façade Grant
- Opportunity Zone
- MoRe Incentives & Programs
Starting or growing your business in East Frederick? Don’t miss out on these local financial resources and incentives.
A Qualified Opportunity Fund is an investment vehicle that is set up as either a partnership or corporation for investing in eligible property that is located in an Opportunity Zone and that utilizes the investor’s gains from a prior investment for funding the Opportunity Fund. Benefits of the Opportunity Zone program include temporary deferral, step-up basis, or permanent exclusions from taxable income of capital gains from sale or exchange of an investment in an Opportunity Fund.
Visit our Special Incentive Zones page for more information.
The City of Frederick provides many strategic incentives to encourage rehabilitation, capital investment, and job creation. The County, State, and Federal levels of government offer many additional programs that are accessible to Frederick businesses looking to grow.
Explore City-wide opportunities here.
East Frederick Rising
East Frederick Rising (EFR) is a non-profit corporation seeking to cultivate a vibrant economic center on the east side of Frederick City that reflects the charm and viability of the historic downtown center while incorporating technologically advanced infrastructure and amenities.
Learn more on the East Frederick Rising website.
East Street Small Area Plan
On August 3, 2017, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted the East Street Corridor Small Area Plan. The purpose of this plan is to further the efforts of East Frederick Rising and the Vision Plan that group has created as well as build upon the recommendations of past studies and plans in this area.
Explore the East Street Small Area Plan.