Blake’s Legacy development hits snag at DAC meeting

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    It appears that a surplus of panhandle lots and overcrowded schools have prevented plans for the 100-home development called Blake’s Legacy from moving forward, for the time being. Minutes for the March 7, 2007 Harford County Development Advisory Committee meeting were posted on the county government’s website today. Discussion of the development planned for 92 acres north of the Rock Spring Swim Club between Red Pump Road and Saddle View Way appears near the end of the 32-page document. Shawn Krout of the county’s Planning & Zoning department says the plan can’t be approved at this time:

    “This plan as submitted cannot be approved at this time. This plan exceeds the maximum amount of panhandles permitted within the Urban Residential District. The maximum permitted for the project is 5. They are proposing 14. There is a note on the plan that states that the owner/developer will go to the Board of Appeals. Preliminary plan approval cannot be approved at this time as well because the subdivision is located within Forest Lakes Elementary School District and the Bel Air High School district, which is at 105% capacity. This plan will be reviewed and placed on a waiting list until capacity is available at these schools.”

    Development Advisory Committe Chairman Moe Davenport said in the minutes that the plan can’t be put on a waiting list until the number of panhandles in the plan is revised. Kevin Small of, Frederick Ward Associates, who presented the plan said a builder has not yet been selected for the Blake’s Legacy development.

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