Golden Mile Business Facades Shine a Little Brighter

March 17, 2016 / / Uncategorized

Frederick City Department of Economic Development
Tuesday, March 10, 2016

In collaboration with The City of Frederick, Golden Mile Alliance, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), three businesses along the Golden Mile received facade improvement grants to enhance the image and improve the economic vitality of the corridor.

The City of Frederick received $100,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to support an expanded facade improvement program along the Patrick Street corridor.  The corridor encompasses businesses within the Golden Mile, Downtown Frederick, and East Frederick.

The Golden Mile Alliance Design Committee approved facade improvement grants for Casa Rico, Petersen’s Carpet & Flooring and Vista Shops at Golden Mile. 

The facade improvement program will continue in 2016 as The City of Frederick was recently awarded funding for FY2016 by DHCD.  Additional communication, including a call for applications will be provided once funding is made available.



Repair included a new sign, fresh paint for exterior including the roof and gutter replacement.


Improvements included new stairs and railings, lighting, planter boxes, window casings and a vestibule entrance.


Improvements included fresh paint,graffiti removal, and new paint color.