Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Retirement Community

Erickson Living Properties II, LLC has been developing plans to construct a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Clarksville. Erickson Living submitted a proposal in July 2017 for a Community Enhancement Floating District (CEF-M) for three adjoining properties fronting on MD 108, including the Free State Gasoline Service Station. In September 2017, Erickson Living petitioned the Chair of the County Council to introduce legislation providing for an amendment to revise the Planned Service Area (PSA); Growth Tier Maps; and Designated Place Types in PlanHoward 2030, the General Plan. For a CEF district to be approved, all the properties must be within the planned service area (PSA) for both public water and sewer. Currently the only property within the PSA is the gasoline station. The Planning Board is scheduled to hold a hearing on the proposed General Plan amendment on March 29 at 7 p.m. (George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City). To view or download Erickson Living’s petition to amend the General Plan, visit www.ericksonatlimestone.com/development-plan.

The Howard County Planning Board has an advisory role in this part of the process. The River Hill Community Association’s Board of Directors (RHBOD) is expected to discuss the proposed amendment at their meetings on March 5 and March 21. River Hill residents are encouraged to share their views with the RHBOD during Resident Speak Out. Input may also be provided by emailing the Board Members or the Village Manager. Members of the community may also testify at the Planning Board’s public hearing or submit written testimony in advance of the March 29 hearing via email to planningboard@howardcountymd.gov, fax to 410-313-3042, or by mailing to Planning Board c/o Department of Planning and Zoning, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The Planning Board’s agenda, the Department of Planning and Zoning’s technical staff report, and other pertinent materials will be posted in advance of the hearing here.

 

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