Clarksville Area Survey Results Reflect Growing Pains

Thanks to all who participated in the Clarksville Area Development survey sent out by the River Hill Community Association (RHCA) in March. A total of 270 responses were collected—84% of which were from Village of River Hill residents. The survey asked about traffic noise along Route 32, traffic congestion along Route 108 between MD 32 and Trotter Road, degree of awareness regarding proposed projects such as the continuing care/retirement community near the Route 108/Sheppard Lane intersection and Phase 2 of Clarksville Commons, and opinions on the best use for the undeveloped parcel of land at the rear of Clarksville Commons.

Here are the results:
47.8% said that ever since MD 32 was widened in recent years, the noise level has increased while 25.6% said that it has stayed the same, and another 25% were unsure.
73.7% said the traffic congestion along Route 108 between MD 32 and Trotter Road over the last 12 months has increased while 17% said that it has stayed the same.
49.4% claimed to be “somewhat aware” of the proposed projects for the Erickson Living continuing care retirement community and Phase 2 of Clarksville Commons, while 30.5% felt they were “very aware” of those projects. 7% admitted to being “not at all aware” and 13% said they were “relatively unaware” of the projects being proposed.
53.6% believe that the best option for Clarksville Commons Phase 2 (development of the undeveloped section of the parcel to the rear of the parking lot located on Route 108 between Kendall Hardware and Wendy’s fast-food restaurant) would be to have more restaurants, shops, and commercial office space. 31% believe that the best use would be in the “Other” category with the majority of those respondents stating that it should be left undeveloped. Additional popular responses were to make it a park/playground or a library.

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