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June 8, 1995
Two Anne Arundel County residential developments won Project of the Year awards from the Home Builders Association of Maryland this week.Piney Orchard, built by Constellation Real Estate Inc., won in the large, mixed-use development category. Construction of the Odenton community began in 1990. About 900 single-family houses have been built. An additional 1,500 houses have been planned for the next decade, along with a hike-and-bike trail and business park.Crofton South, built by Gilligan Development Inc., won in the small, single-family development category.
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Staff Reports | April 23, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works says a portion of Piney Orchard Parkway in Odenton was closed on Wednesday morning in both directions from Waugh Chapel Road to Strawberry Lake Way as crews restore the roadway damaged by a water main break this morning. The break was reported at 5 a.m. and repaired by Bureau of Utilities crews, but badly damaged approximately 150 feet of Piney Orchard Parkway.   Officials said efforts to restore the damaged section of Piney Orchard Parkway to safe driving standards were under way Wednesday morning and were expected to be completed by the end of the day.
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NEWS
By Vicki Wellford | May 15, 1991
Dedication ceremonies are scheduled today for the new planned unit development called Piney Orchard. This new 2,000-acre community, blending residential areas, a village center, a business park and recreational facilities will be dedicated at ceremonies today at the project's Community Center with Gov. William Donald Schaefer expected to takepart.When fully developed throughout the next 10 to 15 years, Piney Orchard's 4,000 units will feature a mixture of single-family homes, town houses, condominium homes and apartments and office space.
NEWS
October 18, 2011
Regarding Nicole Fuller 's recent article about Anne Arundel County's Piney Orchard community, I am strongly opposed to the Tolson Rubble Landfill ("In Anne Arundel community, growth runs up against industry," Oct. 2). First, the proposed site is situated in the middle of a densely populated area. It would be highly irresponsible to put a landfill, let alone a rubble landfill with fugitive dust emissions, in such close proximity to a residential area. Secondly, the refuse disposal application submitted by Tolson & Associates is based on outdated information.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1999
Piney Orchard, a 2,000-acre planned community in western Anne Arundel County, completed its most successful year since its opening in May 1991 by selling 612 homes last year.The record sales accounted for 39.7 percent of all home sales in that area of Anne Arundel County and had the most sales of any community in the county, according to Meyers Housing Data Reports, a Washington firm that tracks new home construction.Some of the top single-family detached sellers last year in Piney Orchard were Ryan Homes' Station House, which had 36 sales in 1998, and Patriot Homes, which sold 14 homes.
NEWS
By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2002
A HOUSE becomes a home when a family moves in and fills it with life. A housing development becomes a community when people move in and fill it with life. The Piney Orchard neighborhood in Odenton has taken another significant step toward becoming a strong community through the efforts of the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve Committee. With more than four miles of walking paths and a two-mile bike path, the nature preserve has drawn thousands of nature lovers to the beauty of Maryland's countryside.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | November 22, 1992
Ryan Homes recently opened furnished models for a section of 125 town houses that it is building in the Piney Orchard community of western Anne Arundel County.Prices start at $124,900 for the three-level Fairfield town houses, which have two or three bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms and walk-out basements and family rooms. It is the second phase of construction at Piney Orchard by Ryan, which has already sold more than 200 residences in the community.Constellation Real Estate Inc. is the land developer for Piney Orchard, at Routes 170 and 175. Located in the West Courts area of Piney Orchard, Ryan's new models are open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Remodeling awardsThe Perryville Train Station, restored by John E. Day Associates with Fry & Welch Associates as architect, was named Best Historic Remodeling project in the annual Remodeling Award of Excellence competition sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.
NEWS
September 12, 1997
PINEY ORCHARD, the mixed-use community near Odenton, has taken far longer to build than its developers envisioned. Begun in 1990 by Constellation Real Estate Inc., the planned community remains far short of its goal of 3,966 residences.The slow pace of Piney Orchard sales has dragged down the earnings of Constellation's parent, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., which took a $32 million write-down on the 2,500-acre project in July. Rather than giving up on the half-finished development, however, Constellation is taking steps to make sure the community is completed by 2006.
BUSINESS
By Robert J. Terry and Robert J. Terry,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 16, 2003
Catherine and Carl Weber ended up in Odenton's Piney Orchard neighborhood two years ago almost by accident. They had been looking to downsize from their single-family Dickeyville home in Baltimore and were becoming increasingly frustrated in their real estate search in Catonsville, which was near their jobs. As they looked in Piney Orchard, the Webers found a third-floor condominium with a loft and a unique environmental oasis in an otherwise typically suburban expanse. It was a 100-acre nature preserve that is home to a wealth of plant and animal life and is accessible by miles of walking and bike paths.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1996
New construction is expected to take off this summer at two of Anne Arundel County's largest developments -- Piney Orchard and Russett.Work is to begin on townhouses and condominiums on an 80-acre tract at Piney Orchard in Odenton. On the other side of Fort Meade in Laurel, builders will add townhouses and condominiums to a 16-acre parcel off Russett Green in Russett.The county Department of Planning and Code Enforcement has issued grading permits for part of the Piney Orchard project and the Russett project.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
For years, Danielle Oldham checked housing listings, hoping that she, her husband and their two young daughters could find a place in the Anne Arundel County community of Piney Orchard. She researched the area meticulously, scanned county development plans and talked to residents before the family finally bought a town house there in January. Then Oldham got a certified letter with some brow-furrowing news: Her dream home lies less than 1,000 feet from the site of a proposed rubble landfill.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts | January 3, 2010
T he girl in the pink tights clatters across the ice with the swiftness of a Canadian goose, the grace of a galloping stork. Alyssa Smith, 6, of Edgewater crashes into the endboards, slides down into a pile of snow and clambers to her feet, laughing. "She's never had a whole lot of fear," says her father, Richard Smith, who has brought Alyssa and her sister, Ashley, 11, to an outdoor rink in Annapolis for just the second ice-skating experience of their lives. "I have a feeling she can keep going for a while."
NEWS
September 27, 2009
Farmers' markets * The Riva Road Farmers' Market is open 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Dec. 19 at the corner of Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. It also is open from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays until Oct. 27. Events include a Harvest Festival in October and a Holiday/Christmas Festival in early December. Information: 410-349-0317. * The indoor Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25 on the first level of the Nordstrom parking garage at the mall.
SPORTS
By Bill Free | September 11, 1991
Washington Capitals general manager David Poile called the new Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton the team's best off-season acquisition in his nine years on the job.Right wing Dino Ciccarelli agrees."
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1996
The Piney Orchard Farmers' Market is a tradition in the making -- organizers hope.In its third season in the parking lot of the Piney Orchard Community Center in Odenton, the market has about six regular farmers and about 100 customers between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday afternoons.With a development of about 4,000 homes growing up around the market's site, it has potential for success, said Tony Evans, coordinator of farmers' markets for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. But more immediately, it could stand a few more customers, Evans said last week.
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