The Carroll County Board of Commissioners joined the Warfield Companies’ partners, members of the Carroll County Delegation and town officials in the Town of Sykesville today to celebrate the official groundbreaking at Warfield at Historic Sykesville.

As onlookers viewed the ceremony on the property, bulldozers moved in the background to prepare for the first phase of the project – the construction of 145 townhomes by Elm Street Development.

Featured speakers mentioned the Warfield project’s long history with the State of Maryland, Carroll County Government, the Town of Sykesville, the Industrial Development Authority, the Warfield Companies and many private companies working together to envision, plan and complete the deal that led to the groundbreaking ceremony.

“This project represents years of hard work and collaboration and I am thrilled to participate in this celebratory groundbreaking today,” County Commissioner for District 5 Doug Howard said, “It is an excellent example of strong partnerships and compromise where many people advocated for what they believed in, but kept their eye on the prize; and ultimately everyone reached the common goal.”

Carroll County Economic Development Director Jack Lyburn added, “Warfield at Historic Sykesville will be a premier mixed-use development project that will redefine the Town of Sykesville as a hub of business and commercial enterprise in South Carroll.”

Lee & Associates is already marketing the available commercial space and the partners plan to renovate the remaining historic buildings to restore them to their former glory. The project also includes three parcels for new commercial development.

The ceremony will be available on the county YouTube channel, the county Facebook page, and rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 24.