520 N Market Street

Groundbreaking Ceremony - 520 North Market 121316
County Executive Jan Gardner joined with Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc., (IHA) and PIRHL to celebrate the groundbreaking for an exciting new workforce housing apartment community at 520 N. Market Street. This initiative will transform a former school and office building, previously owned by Frederick County Government, into a modern residential rental property for young professionals, seniors and families. (See press release.)

Fifty-three of the 59 apartments will target households earning between $20,000 and $60,000 annually. The building is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and employment, and will add new vibrancy and activity to this part of North Market Street.

She commented, "Working together with Interfaith Housing Alliance, we look to transform a well-loved city icon into a mixed income housing development right in the heart of downtown Frederick, thus helping to revitalize that area," Executive Gardner said. "All four of my Leadership Teams identified the need for workforce housing, and this public-private partnership idea is suited for seniors and millennials alike."

For more information, contact IHA Community Relations Director Mary Ellen Mitchell at 301-662-4225 or via e-mail or Frederick County Special Administrative Director Margaret Nusbaum at 301-600-7700 or via e-mail