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Rezoning approval paves way for east side Frederick Corner development
David Severn Quoted in the Frederick News Post
An industrial area on Frederick’s east side is ready to be transformed into a commercial destination following approval of a rezoning request Thursday.
Peterson Cos., a Virginia-based developer, plans to develop Frederick Corner on roughly 14 acres at Monocacy Boulevard and East South Street on the edge of the Frederick Brick Works site.
According to the plans, the project will include 90,000 square feet of fast-casual restaurants and a gas station. Peterson’s website projects a 2018 groundbreaking and 2019 grand opening.
Dave Severn, a land-use attorney representing the developer, has pointed out, and city staff members agreed, that the zoning was a mistake, though.
According to the staff report for the rezoning request, city planning officials were not aware of several facts at the time that would have allowed them to zone the property adequately.
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David A. Severn has been practicing law in Frederick MD, since 1980 and focuses his practice on land use, development and real estate. He represents clients in all aspects of the zoning and land use process appearing regularly before planning commissions, boards of appeal and legislative bodies of Frederick County, Washington County and their municipalities. He has served as lead counsel in numerous large and complex development projects including “Carroll Creek Park” a mixed use, public-private partnership re-development project in historic downtown Frederick modeled on River Walk in San Antonio, “Frederick Crossing”, the first large mixed use commercial retail/employment center in Frederick County and the redevelopment of the Frederick Towne Mall. David also works for the public sector in serving as legal counsel to the Town of Walkersville, the City of Brunswick, Frederick County and Washington County Public Schools for real estate and land use matters.
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