New Development

Other Development Projects

Atholton Overlook

DPZ is reviewing plans to build six homes on two acres assessed via a single driveway across the street from Atholton High School. The homes would be similar in size to nearby homes. (F-19-062)

MD32 and Grace Drive

The Environmental Design Division of the State Highway Administration is working on a Chesapeake Bay related project at Md 32 and Grace Drive. They have removed a number of trees and will be doing excavating and grading of the site to improve the storm water management pond in the area which is very close to the Middle Patuxent River. The river drains to the Chesapeake Bay. The project is part of a larger project (AX7665282R) to improve the quality of water entering the Bay from its tributaries. The project will take about two months to complete. There will be little to no disruption of traffic during that time.

Hidden Ridge

The Department of Planning and Zoning has approved the Final 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)

Cedar Lane Pumping Station

A Howard County project to construct a water pumping station at 10793 Hilltop Lane (intersection of Cedar and Hilltop Lane) near the Village of Hickory Ridge in Columbia is under construction. The station will provide a backup water supply to increase reliability in zone. Associated site improvements will include grading, driveway, parking, stormwater management, fencing and landscaping. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late November 2020.

The project is not expected to impact the flow of traffic in the area; however, signs will be posted at each site to advise motorists and residents of the construction. For questions or concerns about Capital Project W-8328, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email

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)

Cedar Creek (formerly Simpson Oaks)

Phase 1 of the Final Plan for construction of 46 single family homes and 83 townhouses on a 60 acre parcel at the west end of Grace Drive (F-19-041) has been deemed technically complete by DPZ.  Phase 2 which includes 55 additional single family homes (F-18-109) is under review.

Plans are being reviewed for an environmental trail connecting the Cedar Creek development to the Robinson Nature Center.  (SDP-19-025).  This project is a community enhancement required by the County as part of the Cedar Creek development.


July 23, 2020

The hearing is tentatively scheduled to continue on Wednesday, September 30 at 6pm  via WebEx. More details will be provided when we receiv... more