FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick officials have approved a hospital’s plan to build a 420-space addition to its parking garage.

The Frederick Planning Commission unanimously approved the Frederick Memorial Healthcare project on Monday.

Some neighbors opposed the project, saying their residential streets cannot safely handle hospital traffic. They also expressed
concern over the use of a new garage entrance during construction.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the hospital’s revised plan eliminates the use of the entrance on Park Avenue after the construction period. The city can also require traffic calming measures if the entrance creates hazards.

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