James Rada, Jr.
(2/21) The Thurmont industrial parkway
that disappeared off the Frederick County
planning map with what appeared to be minimal
discussion and no local input is now back on
the county planning map after local officials
showed strong support for keeping it on.
“The town of Thurmont feels this is very
important to leave on the map,” County Planner
Denis Supercyznski told the Frederick County
Planning Commission. “They understand it is
conceptual in nature.”
During the Dec. 19 commission meeting,
Supercyznski asked the commission to move the
terminus of the parkway and instead the
commission eliminated the parkway north of
In response the Thurmont town commissioners
passed a resolution asking for the commission
to place the parkway back on the map and the
town planning and zoning commission sent a
letter to the county commission asking for the
Supercyznki explained to the county
planning commission that the town believes
having the symbol on the map is needed for
private and government funding agencies to
take seriously any request for the funding the
“I would put it on the map because the town
has asked for it,” Supercyznski said.
Town Planning Commission Chairman John
Kinnaird attended the meeting and told the
county planning commission, “It resolves a lot
of issues, not the least of which is we have a
major traffic issue in the town of Thurmont.”
The parkway, as presently envisioned, would
begin at the end of Carroll Street Extended
and travel west over to intersect with Route
15 where Catoctin Mountain Orchard is located.
The commission agreed to leave the road
symbol on the map but with language that
explained that the exact route for the parkway
had yet to be chosen.