Committee to Focus on Grace Drive Residential Development
At their meeting on November 18, the Association’s Board of Directors created a committee to study and provide advice on issues relating to the development of the 66-acre parcel of land at 7600 Grace Drive which is under purchase contract to GF Columbia, LLC. The committee will be
led by Board member Kathy “KC” Chavers. Members of the community interested in participating on the committee should contact Ms. Chavers at Kathy.Chavers@gmail.com.
Representatives from GF Columbia, LLC presented their preliminary concept plan to the Village Board and residentsW.R. Grace campus to the Pointers Run neighborhood with 105 Single Family-Attached (townhouses) homes closest to the W.R. Grace campus and 100 Single Family-Detached homes adjoining properties in the Village of River Hill. In early 2014, a request to change the zoning of the property from a Planned Employment Center to a Community Enhancement Floating zone will be submitted to the County Department of Planning and Zoning. The concept plan presented at the meeting depicted vegetated buffers along the property lines to be made up of existing and new plant materials and maintenance of all required stream buffers. The development, with lot sales expected to begin in early 2015, will be accessed via Grace Drive and it is anticipated that students will attend Pointers Run Elementary, Clarksville Middle, and Atholton High schools.
On November 18, GF Columbia, residents in attendance, and the Village Board began to dialogue on issues including pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, traffic, and safety. There will be many more opportunities for the community to have input as the project moves through the development process. To view information about the project, visit www.simpsonoaks.com.
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