Neighborhood Locations and Amenities


This report presents exploratory research that examines the relationship between neighborhood boundaries and amenity location/accessibility in The City of Frederick. A series of maps were produced that depict neighborhoods based on distance to amenities. Surveys were conducted to better understand which amenities draw locally and which draw regionally. Research shows that accessibility is higher the closer to downtown you live. Additionally, residents prefer to use grocery stores close to their local neighborhood, but travel to Baker Park regardless of where they live. This research provides a framework for addressing the amenity accessibility of neighborhoods and discusses potential further research using this framework and how it could benefit the City of Frederick.


Final project (Fall 2014). School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park.