Bowie Whitemarsh (Jesuit) Property Proposal

As of August 2020, this proposal has been withdrawn by the developer.

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Elm Street Development has proposed a residential development on three parcels of land on Annapolis Road, that have been known locally as the Jesuit property. The area is currently outside the Bowie city limits. A zoning change is needed to allow for the proposed number and type of housing units.

Project Snapshot

Proposal: 400-500 single-family homes and townhomes

Location: Both sides of MD 450 between Cornerstone Assembly of God Church and Public Works Road

Acreage/Zoning: 154.6 acres/Zoned R-E (Residential Estate), R-A (Residential Agriculture)

Current Proposal Description: Rezoning to the R-S (2.7 – 3.5) Zone to allow construction of 400-500 single-family detached and attached dwelling units

Review/Approval Process

(1) City Water and Sewer Commitment; (no formal request has been made yet)

(2) Zoning Map Amendment/Basic Plan; (filed 10/2017)

(3) Comprehensive Design Plan; 

(4) Preliminary Plan of subdivision;

(5) Specific Design Plans for each builder’s section

Prior Approvals


Current Status

Bowie Whitemarsh Rezoning Application Withdrawn:

Staff confirmed this week that Elm Street Development submitted a letter to The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) on August 27, 2020 withdrawing its rezoning application (A-10039) for the Bowie Whitemarsh property.   The request was to change the zoning of three parcels along MD 450, between Race Track Road and MD 3, with a combined area of 154.6 acres from the R-E (Residential Estate) and R-A (Residential-Agricultural) Zones to the R-S (Residential-Suburban) Comprehensive Design Zone (CDZ) for development of 440 single-family detached and single-family attached dwelling units.  Elm Street stated they are no longer under contract for the property

October 11, 2017 - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) officially accepted the rezoning application (Zoning Map Amendment A-10039) submitted by Bowie Whitemarsh Elm, LC. However, the developer is not requesting the scheduling of any County hearings until they have met with City Council to request water and sewer service for the project. A written request for an appearance before Council is expected to be received in the spring of 2018.

Documents Related to Current Proposal

M-NCPPC Staff Referrals

Bowie Whitemarsh (Jesuit) History