Development News: Proposed Housing, Other Changes on Horizon
Following ECP approval, the developer will submit the Site Development Plan (SDP) and expects the county review and approval process to take 6 – 8 months. The project includes the widening of Grace Drive and the installation of a sidewalk along the property’s frontage, the removal of regrowth on the site, and new plantings. The five buildings are proposed to be 3 stories high with dormers on some units. 1.8 parking spaces are planned per unit. Amenities will include a tot lot and a community room.
Residents in attendance at the meeting expressed concerns about school capacities, the impact on the residential property to the rear, a lack of public transportation to the site, and the aesthetics of the proposed structures. Howard County Housing Commission housing developments are permitted under the current Planned Office Research zoning. Therefore, aside from the pre-submission meeting held in November, no other public meetings are required. The association’s Development Committee is currently researching the potential impact of the project on local school capacities and its findings will be shared with the community as the RH Board develops its position.
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