Land Use Updates

There are several proposed projects in the area that the Village Board is following:

Cell tower proposal:  The Howard County Hearing Examiner will hear a proposal by Verizon to locate a cell phone tower on the property of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church on Owen Brown Road.  The hearing will be held on July 11 at 6PM at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. (BA-18-005C)

Hidden Ridge:  The Department of Planning and Zoning is reviewing the Site Plan for a proposal to construct 12 market rate townhomes on the property behind Abiding Savior Lutheran Church on Owen Brown Road.  The townhouses will be accessed via the existing driveway to the church.  (F-18-087)

Atholton Overlook:  There will be a pre-submission meeting on July 9 at 6PM at the Central Branch Library to discuss plans to build 6 single family detached homes on two acres on Freetown Road across from Atholton High School.  (Sign Code R38)

Simpson Oaks:  The county continues to review the Final Plan for the construction of 46 single family attached homes and 83 townhouses on a 60 acre parcel at the west end of Grace Drive.  (F-18-041)

Grace Drive:  The developer of a parcel of land on the east end of Grace Drive between the office condos and WR Grace will be visiting the Village Board on Monday, July 16 at 7:30pm to discuss new plans for the property.  It was originally slated to be a Korean church but was re-zoned POR to allow the construction of an office building with a restaurant on the first floor.  The new plans may include housing on the property.

Cedar Lane Pumping Station:  Howard County is proposing to construct a water pumping station at the corner of Cedar Lane and Hilltop Lane.  The station will be contained within a structure built to look like a single family home.  Construction is anticipated for early Spring 2019. (SDP-18-046)

Hickory Ridge Village Center:  Kimco Realty has indicated to the Village Board that they plan to schedule a hearing before the Zoning Board for the first quarter of 2019 to present their plan. (ZB-1119M)

Locust United Methodist Church:  The church located at the corner of Martin Road and Freetown Road has submitted a Site Development Plan to expand the church and add parking. (SDP-18-047)

Brightview Assisted Living:  The Zoning Board has approved construction of an assisted living facility and use of Athol Manor for non-profit office space on the property next to Martin Road Park.  (ZB-1115M)

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