Erickson Retirement Community Update

The Howard County Council held a hearing on July 16 about Council Bill 59 – 2018. This bill proposes an amendment to the General Plan for Howard County (PlanHoward 2030) by adjusting the Planned Service Area for water and sewer service, the Growth Tier Maps, and the Designated Place Types. The bill applies to approximately 61 acres of land located at the corner of MD 108 and Sheppard Lane on which Erickson Living Properties II, LLC proposes to build a continuing care retirement community. Numerous Howard County residents testified before the Council, both pro and con. The River Hill Community Association submitted oral and written testimony in support of CB 59-2018. View the Association’s written testimony at CB59-2018 RHCA Input 7.13.18.

The County Council was expected to discuss CB 59-2018 at its July 23 work session and to act as early as July 27. For more information, residents can visit or contact Jessica Feldmark, Council Administrator, at or 410-313-2001.

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