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Frederick Crossing

The Challenge

Frederick Crossing was the first lifestyle retail mixed-use center constructed in Frederick County. The site posed geotechnical obstacles due to limestone strata throughout the proposed project. Design and construction of utilities was extremely challenging as a result. In addition to the infrastructure hurdles, a historic structure on the site also had to be incorporated and maintain its position and integrity. In order to preserve the structure, the shopping center and the comprehensively planned multi-lane road, Guildford Drive, had to be designed around the house.

The Soltesz Solution

To address the infrastructure needs of this project, Soltesz provided compliance coordination for the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. This included coordination with the traffic consultant and using the results of the Master Utility Study to prepare a preliminary water and sewer flow generation and capacity study.

Soltesz provided conservation plans to save a large number of mature trees located in the middle of the site. By utilizing them in the plan, the firm was able to visually separate the historic house from the shopping center. This solution, in conjunction with the architectural design differences between the shopping center and the office condos also on site, allows for the visual appearance of two different projects and maintains the historical value of the house. Soltesz won the FCBIA Land Development Award of Excellence for Best Integration of a Historical Feature and the Land Development Award of Excellence for Best PUD/PND/MXD project.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
The Peterson Companies
Frederick, MD