Community Feedback Given on Proposed Retirement Community
Several opponents commented that the project will change the character of the area from a gateway to the more rural western portion of the County to a “mini city.” They questioned whether the proposed development fits in the community due to its size, density, and location adjacent to properties with agricultural preservation easements. Some community members questioned whether there are other locations within the existing planned service area that can accommodate the project. They recommended evaluating these sites before going through the process of amending the County’s General Plan and extending public water and sewer. Others expressed concerns about the financial impact this project will have on smaller CCRCs in Howard County and the adequacy of emergency medical and fire services given the projected increase in population.
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