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December 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Notice of Virtual Stakeholders Meeting - Retreat Center (Jesuits)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The City has scheduled a Virtual Stakeholders Meeting to review a proposal from the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), who will present a concept plan for the development of a religious retreat center on the property they own on MD 450, next to the Sacred Heart Church. The conceptual plan includes an approximately 45,000 square foot facility that would be located on a 36-acre parcel. At this time, no formal application has been submitted.

            This meeting will serve as an introduction to the concept of the retreat center, review its proposed programming, discuss traffic impacts, examine conceptual layouts of the site as well as discuss the regulatory and zoning process that would be utilized, if the proposal were to move forward.  The Jesuits approached the City requesting that they host this meeting, as they would like to ensure that the community is aware of their plans and are given an early opportunity to ask questions and present feedback.

            The Virtual Stakeholders Meeting will be held using the Zoom platform on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Participants must register and may join in by using the following link:  All attendees will participate in the “Listen Only” mode and may ask questions during the meeting using the Q&A function in Zoom.  City staff will read the submitted questions, as time allows.  The meeting will also be streamed live on the City government TV channel and website.  A video recording will be placed on the City’s YouTube channel, which can be found at:

             Your attendance and/or participation are encouraged at this meeting.  Please feel free to contact our office during business hours at 301-809-3045 with any questions.