Developer's revised plan continues to draw protest

December 16, 1996|By Shanon D. Murray | Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF

A developer has revised his proposal to build 25 homes clustered on one-sixth-acre lots in Ellicott City to appease some of the project's neighbors, but his new plan is still drawing objections from other neighbors.

The plan by landowner Timothy E. Welsh, who lives off Parrot Drive in the Font Hill community, calls for new homes off Parrot Drive and Timberknoll Lane and backing onto Springfield Drive.

The revision reduces the number of houses proposed for Parrot Drive from seven to four and increases the size of the 25 lots to about a quarter-acre. Other lots in the neighborhood are about a half-acre. The Planning Board will vote on the proposal at its meeting Thursday.

But residents on Springfield Drive -- who, unlike residents on the other two streets, have not retained a lawyer to fight the project -- say they will be adversely affected by the new version. They intend to hire a lawyer to fight it.

Welsh "has reorganized the planned community to appease the other two streets, so now the homes along Springfield Drive are the most densely packed," said Rick Ross, a resident for almost two years.

Said David Carney, attorney for Welsh: "The lots have been reworked to deal with essentially what everyone on all three sides could deal with." He said he expects to have written agreements from Parrot Drive and Timber- knoll Lane -- whose residents had fought it with lawyers -- before the Planning Board meeting.

Pub Date: 12/16/96

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