Virginia firm honored for Frederick development

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The Tallyn Ridge development in Frederick, Md., received an award from the Maryland Building Industry Association.

FULTON, Md. — The Land Development Council of the Maryland Building Industry Association recently announced winners of its Excellence in Community Development Awards.

The program recognizes development professionals “who provide superior and creative development projects that are sensitive to the community and make appropriate use of the existing natural elements,” according to the association.

Among the winners was Miller and Smith, based in McLean, Va. The company received an award of excellence for Tallyn Ridge in Frederick, Md. The 441-home subdivision features a mixture of single family homes and townhomes.

“Faced with extremely steep slopes, extensive rock and large cuts and fills, the developer utilized an innovative house design to turn the difficult topography into a community amenity,” the association reported. “With direct access to the neighboring Pinecliff Park, creative open space, a community pool, and beautiful vistas, it is easy to see why this is a popular community to call home.”

The consulting engineer was Bowman Consulting.

The Maryland Building Industry Association is a nonprofit trade organization representing the interests of more than 1,200 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including homebuilders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers.