Holly Hall meeting postponed

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

The Charles County Housing Authority Board's public meeting to discuss the proposal for 10 moderately priced dwelling units in Nanjemoy has been postponed. The meeting had been planned for Nov. 18.

"It'll be rescheduled. We did not finalize all the details with the Department of Community Services and we feel we really shouldn't have a meeting until all the issues are resolved," said James Lorenzi, president and principal engineer for Waldorf-based Lorenzi, Dodds & Gunnill LLC.

Lorenzi said because of the impending holiday season the meeting would likely be scheduled in the next few months.

As of now, the 10 MPDUs are proposed for the Holly Hall subdivision in Nanjemoy. If the developer's proposal is approved, the development will have 27 more units on fewer acres per home in a cluster option instead of the original three-acre lots, and will gain 17 market-price units for adding the 10 affordable units.

Crystal Hunt, the county's public information administrator, said that developer Wayne Wilkerson has proposed the plans for the 10-unit project within the 67-unit development along Holly Springs Road, which is about 3.5 miles from where Route 6 hits the Potomac River in Riverside.

"The project received approval from the Planning Commission on June 6, 2005; however, that approval was for 40 conventional (i.e., 3-acre) lots and not for the current proposal of a Cluster subdivision with MPDUs. The proposal for a Cluster subdivision has not yet been presented to the Planning Commission," Hunt wrote in an e-mail.