The Glass-Glen Burnie Basis’s mission states that properties Shall be preserved as historic buildings and grounds for instructional and completely different Benefit of The general public eternally. Contradictory to this, the managers of Glen Burnie are asking Metropolis Council to approve a 74-unit PUD 55-plus housing enhancement on 20 acres of Glen Burnie property. Parks and inexperienced space are what make a city particular, interesting and fascinating. Clustered housing enhancements Do not. To have Glen Burnie and surrounding land Inside the midst of our city Is truly an asset that Ought to be preserved. Do The current managers of Glen Burnie Want to be remembered as These that “purchased out” and disadvantaged our residents of this asset?
The Winchester group supported The paths On the MSV by their beneficiant donations. Most thought these 20 acres have been An factor of that system. What quantity of of those would have donated if That they had acknowledged Glen Burnie was going to promote the 20 acres to an out-of-state developer. A lot of the consumers for this PUD will come from Northern Virginia as most native retirees can’t afford the $600,000-plus homes.
Williamsburg Heights’ residents have made the Council Aware of good flooding Factors with their subdivision As a Outcome of of unresolved stormwater drainage issues. This enhancement will solely compound the flooding of their tons And homes.
The PUD Plan Requires the opening of Jefferson and Nester Streets to the streets of this enhancement. The Jefferson extension will solely enhance the visitors round Handley Highschool, jeopardizing scholar safety. The Nester entry Wouldn’t solely throw further visitors into Williamsburg Heights however would make the Seldon/Meadowbranch Avenue Proper into a dangerous intersection.
The prevailing wildlife habitat on this land Can be destroyed Collectively with the tree cover. The enhancement visitors, noise And mud would go on for years. Blasting might have critical penalties for The encircling space of historic homes in the Handley Highschool space As properly as to Early’s Green and The Mews Condos.
As Definitely one of my neighbors informed The city Council On the November Twenty third meeting, “simply Because you will Have The power to Does not imply You should.”
I encourage all to voice your opinions and considerations to the managers of Glen Burnie, the Planning Division, our mayor and city council members. After the December 14th council meeting, It Could be too late and this useful open space Could Even be gone eternally Rather than preserved for The Benefit of Winchester’s current and future generations.
Joyce Strcompletely different is a resident of Winchester.