'We can be us': site plans for Deaf community center unveiled

May 14—Volunteers with the Maryland Deaf Community Center revealed the site plans for the first Deaf community center to be built in Frederick, starting in August.

The building will be 11,000 square feet, complete with a multi-purpose gym, an open office, smaller offices, a lounge, kitchen and outdoor area for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to gather and feel at home.

The Deaf community has been pushing to get a center that they can fully operate in, Maryland Deaf Community Center President Linda Stoltz said through an interpreter. Now, after decades, it's finally coming to fruition.