Citing the environmental, historical and scenic beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain and its surroundings, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today kicked off an effort to protect and preserve Sugarloaf’s treasured landscape for the future. The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Area Plan is the first small area plan to be developed under the award-winning Livable Frederick master plan. Livable Frederick implements a new approach to planning for the county’s future. It is aspirational and based on a vision of a vibrant, unique community where people can live, work and locally thrive while enjoying a strong sense of place and belonging.
“Frederick County values the rich history and unique resources of Sugarloaf,” said Executive Gardner. “The land faces development pressure in recent years. That’s why I chose to implement Livable Frederick by focusing on the treasured landscape surrounding Sugarloaf Mountain. The time to protect this area is now.”