June 7, 1991
Erin McKelvey enjoys the open space of Dayton, a small western Howard County town with rolling hills and cattle farms. Disparaging remarks about country life don't bother her."I'm perfectly satisfied," McKelvey says. "My friends say I live in the boondocks. And I say, 'Damn straight.' "McKelvey was among 300 people who attended a public hearing at Glenelg High School on Wednesday to oppose plans to radically restructure land development in western Howard County.Residents of such small towns as Lisbon, West Friendship and Clarksville urged a county-appointed commission on rural land use to reject proposals to channel development into villages or small, clustered areas.
October 8, 1995
After decades of paving streets and parking lots, Genstar Stone Products Co. is paving the way for its first ventures into land development.And the Hunt Valley-based company, which owns 3,000 acres in Maryland and some of the largest parcels of undeveloped business property in Baltimore County, is poised to become one of the region's largest land developers."
January 28, 2013
Lynn Davis has been hired as a senior project manager for Harford-based Ecotone Inc., an ecological design build firm. Davis will be developing and managing Ecotone's environmental credit market services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Davis spent the last 14 years in the land development industry. As director of land development for Bob Ward Companies, and previously for Michael T. Rose Companies, she was responsible for managing all phases of residential development from planning and engineering through construction and final bond release.
January 12, 2003
Exxon Land Development has donated to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center an environmentally sensitive parcel of land in Edgewater, adjacent to the sprawling South River county school complex. The 96-acre tract, bounded by Route 214 and Muddy Creek Road, contains the headwaters of Glebe Creek, a tributary of the South River, said Anson Hines, assistant director of SERC. The land has been used by SERC for several years to observe migrant bird populations. "It's a very interesting parcel which has a diverse array of species," Hines said.
November 4, 2002
HRD's Forester wins a Lifetime Achievement Award The Home Builders Association of Maryland announced the winners of its Land Development Council Award of Excellence at a ceremony in Baltimore on Oct. 16. The award recognizes excellence in design and quality, and honors outstanding contributions to the land development industry. Howard County winners included David E. Forester, senior vice president and senior development director of Howard Research and Development Corp., an affiliate of the Rouse Co. Forester, who retired Sept.
December 2, 2007
County ethics law should be tougher I was pleased to read in a recent article ("Call Renewed on Ethics," The Sun, Nov. 16) that some Anne Arundel County Council members are calling for strengthening the county's ethics laws. The issue was raised because Joseph W. Rutter Jr., until last December the county's top planning official, is now both a development company executive and a paid consultant on the county's once-in-a-decade General Development Plan update. As a consultant to the county department he once headed, Mr. Rutter will assist with the analysis of land development and use plans.