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VFW building $3 million post in Frederick

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is constructing a new building in Frederick, MD

The new building for John R. Webb VFW Post 3285 is planned for 5951 Old National Pike, adjacent to the current VFW building, the Frederick News-Post reports.

Patrick Pierson, the chair of the post’s new building committee, said at a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 28 that the post expects to seek have a design completed and find a contractor in November, then seek permits from the city in December.

Construction would start in March 2024 and be finished in September.

The post is putting up $1 million and will get $500,000 in state funding. Another $1 million is seen as likely through federal funding, the published report says.

Pierson said new building will have 6,000 sq. ft.on the first floor and a 3,000-sq. ft. basement, Pierson said. The building will include offices, a kitchen, back deck and open space with a memorial garden.

He said there will be space for offices, including one for a service officer. There also will be a kitchen, a back deck and open space that will include a memorial garden, he said.

Mark Buckshon
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Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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