Developers Meet with Four Seasons Over School Plan
The board of directors of the Four Seasons Community did not take a formal stance on the Two Rivers proposal. Meanwhile, talks between the developers and the Forks of the Patuxent Improvement Association are ongoing.
The board of directors of the Four Seasons Community Association heard details of the Two Rivers development proposal on Thursday, but did not take a formal stance on the plan.
The board met for about an hour with officials from Koch Homes at the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, and saw a nearly identical presentation as the one provided to residents of Piney Orchard last week.
The Two Rivers development calls for 2,060 homes at the southern end of Odenton and Gambrills. Developers have also proposed building a new elementary school to the south of the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, and proposed extending Evergreen Road to connect with Strawberry Lake Way.
Four Seasons residents asked few questions and did not raise any concerns. Board president Steve Richard said the board was eager to speak with members of other adjacent communities, including Piney Orchard and the Forks of the Patuxent area.
"We want to hear what other groups are thinking," he said.
Meanwhile, officials from Koch Homes said they met as recently as Monday with members of the Forks of the Patuxent Improvement Association (FOTPIA) in an effort to change covenant agreements that would prevent the Two Rivers project from moving forward. Currently, developers are bound by those agreements to build a project only for people aged 55 and over. But Gary Koch, the president of Koch Homes, said that project is no longer economically feasible. He said negotiations with FOTPIA are ongoing but said the parties are "slowly getting there" with regards to striking a new deal to lift the age restrictions.
FOTPIA Vice President Wendy Cozzone confirmed that negotiations were ongoing.
"You're not going to keep everybody happy," she said. "But I think it will work out for the best for everybody and the community." She declined to elaborate further.
Anne Arundel County Board of Education President Andrew Pruski, a Four Seasons resident, declined to comment on the proposal. But he confirmed that the board will not vote on the concept plan for the school until September, at the earliest. He said the plan will be up for discussion at the board's next meeting on Aug. 22.
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