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Offit Kurman Attorney David Severn Represents Plamondon Hospitality Partners In Recommendation To City Of Frederick As Developer For $64 Million Downtown Hotel and Conference Center Project

php-logo-no-hotel-logosFrederick, MD | September 23, 2014 – The Downtown Frederick Hotel Advisory Committee has recommended to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Frederick City its selection of Offit Kurman client Plamondon Hospitality Partners (PHP) to develop a full-service Marriott hotel and conference center in the heart of historic downtown. Valued at over $60 million, the project is on track to generate over a hundred jobs as well as millions in tax revenue and travel and tourism activity. The hotel and conference center is planned to occupy the site of the former Frederick News-Post building on E. Patrick Street. Incorporating the landmark Frederick Railroad Building, the project aims to offer retail opportunities and amenities such as dining and conference space along Carroll Street, while preserving an architectural legacy steeped in Colonial America and the Civil War. Local zoning and real estate attorney David Severn serves on the PHP development and consulting team as land development counsel. His firm, Severn & Kresslein, PA, joined Offit Kurman in August of this year. As a member of the development and consulting team, Mr. Severn stands alongside celebrated professionals in the fields of modern and historic architecture, engineering, land planning, construction and financing including Project Development Services, Inc.; Peter Fillat Architects; Sims Patrick Studio Inc.; Bohler Engineering; Henry Adams, LLC; Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates; EDSA; Traffic Group; Streetsense; KANN Partners; and Lantern Realty Advisors. At the head of the initiative is PHP, an affiliate of Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. PHP, the largest hotelier in Frederick County, has an accomplished regional development track record in the region including Frederick and Hagerstown. The company owns and/or operates five of the area’s highest-traffic hotels, and parent corporation the Plamondon Companies employs 1,000 associates in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition, PHP is a long-standing Frederick business partner involved in numerous charitable giving and service initiatives. The Downtown Frederick Hotel Advisory Committee recommended PHP’s hotel and conference center proposal last month. Once completed, the site will feature 207 rooms and suites, over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a 700-person ballroom, 304 parking spaces, two restaurants, two lounges/bars, a gift shop, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a business center. All new and existing buildings will be constructed or adapted to achieve LEED Certification® for sustainable design. “I am very happy for my client the Plamondon Companies and proud to be part of its dynamic development and consulting team,” said Mr. Severn. “This critical recommendation and endorsement from the Committee is the first major step toward forging a successful public-private partnership with the City that will make the downtown hotel and conference center a reality and a success.” If you have any questions regarding this press release please contact David Severn at: David A. Severn240-772-5114 | dsevern@offitkurman.com David A. Severn has been practicing law in Frederick MD, since 1980 and focuses his practice on land use, development and real estate. He represents clients in all aspects of the zoning and land use process appearing regularly before planning commissions, boards of appeal and legislative bodies of Frederick County, Washington County and their municipalities. He has served as lead counsel in numerous large and complex development projects including “Carroll Creek Park” a mixed use, public-private partnership re-development project in historic downtown Frederick modeled on River Walk in San Antonio, “Frederick Crossing”, the first large mixed use commercial retail/employment center in Frederick County and the redevelopment of the Frederick Towne Mall. David also works for the public sector in serving as legal counsel to the Town of Walkersville, the City of Brunswick, Frederick County and Washington County Public Schools for real estate and land use matters.

ABOUT PLAMONDON HOSPITALITY PARTNERS

Plamondon Hospitality Partners (PHP) is the largest hotelier in Central and Western Maryland. Founded in 1996, PHP offers a full range of management and development services, with a current portfolio including five select-service Marriott properties in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland. For more information, please visit: www.plamondonhospitalitypartners.com.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law is a dynamic legal services provider assisting clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. The attorneys at Offit Kurman have made it their mission to be your most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help you maximize and protect your business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently strive to earn and maintain your trust, further your objectives, and help you achieve your goals in an efficient manner.