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Town Square | New townhomes coming to historic downtown Frederick


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A townhouse community within walking distance of shops, eateries and cultural attractions is planned for downtown Frederick.

Comstock Homes is building 49 four-story brick townhomes in a community called Maxwell Square. The Federal-style homes are to include front porches that blend with the surrounding buildings in Frederick’s historic downtown.

Nearby attractions include Brian Voltaggio’s Volt restaurant, art galleries, antique stores and a weekly farmer’s market. Other amenities include parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, a dog park, playgrounds, fitness centers and walking and bike paths. In the summer, residents can enjoy weekly concerts, gallery walks and other special events.

The four-level townhomes include 2,400 to 2,900 square feet with upgraded cabinets, appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile baths, two-car garages and lofts and balconies on the upper level. The homes are priced from the mid $300,000s.

The homes, which went on sale last week, should be ready by March or April 2014. For more information, call sales representative Matt Sitler at (301) 761-0055 or visit

Indie movies coming to NoMa

Here’s one sure sign that NoMa — the neighborhood north of Massachusetts Avenue, Union Station and the U.S. Capitol — is coming of age as a residential community: A movie theater is opening there.

Landmark Theatres, which is set to expand its D.C.-area presence beyond its E Street and Bethesda Row locations, will open a 10-screen movie complex — with a full-service bar, luxury seats and reserved seat selection — in JBG Companies’ Capitol Point mixed-use development at New York Avenue and N Street NE.

The development also will include more than 75,000 square feet of retail space, 600 residential units,1 million square feet of office space and a Hyatt Place hotel.

The NoMa Business Improvement District covers approximately 35 blocks where 40,000 workers are present in the daytime and more than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. Plans call for the development of more than 20 million square feet of additional office, hotel, retail and residential space in the community.

 Drumstix Dash 8K aims to help homeless

A post-Thanksgiving meal workout is healthy for most people and the “Drumstik Dash” at Burke Lake Park, at 7315 Ox Rd. in Fairfax Station, is good for the community, too.

This 8K run, which begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, will benefit the Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia (HCSNV), an organization that provides counseling and support services to Fairfax County residents who are in danger of losing their homes. The group provides budget counseling, crisis intervention, emergency financial assistance and helps local citizens find affordable housing.

The Drumstix Dash, which is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and Sheehy Ford, also features a family-friendly fun run and walk.

To register, go to

For more information, contact Jill Landsman, or (202) 262-7878.

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Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at and put “Town Square” in the subject line.




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