A subdivision of 80 single-family detached homes is planned for an area at the end of Old Laurel Bowie Road that is currently outside the City limits. The developer is requesting that the City annex the property prior to its development.
The proposal is to build the subdivision under a special designation that protects the character of land through the permanent preservation of farmland, woodland, sensitive natural features, scenic and historic landscapes, vistas, and unique features of the site in keeping with the General Plan and Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan.
This type of plan is called a Conservation Subdivision. The first filing in this process is the Conservation Sketch Plan. It is reviewed and approved by staff of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Residents can learn about what is being proposed at a Stakeholders Meeting hosted by the City on September 25 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
City Council will review this Conservation Sketch Plan and decide whether to allow the area to be annexed into the City at its October 1, 2018 meeting. Residents are welcome to attend this Council meeting and testify during the public hearing. The meeting begins at 8 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. For more information about the project, please attend the Stakeholders Meeting on September 25 or call the Planning and Community Development at 301-809-3047.