A major sewer line that will serve large portions of new development in Odenton is on track for completion, said a lead member of the Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee.
On Tuesday Committee Chairman Jamie Fraser said county officials told him preparations were going smoothly. Most importantly, he said the county was done acquiring rights of way from landowners.
The sewer line stretches along Town Center Boulevard and would serve major development projects in the core part of the Odenton Town Center. Officials said they expect to identify a contractor this fall, and the project could be completed by the beginning of 2014.
Several development projects have been held up as they await sewer capacity.
Fraser said any new projects should not be held up by a lack of services.
"By they time they get through the development process, the capacity will be in place," he said.
Three New Board Members
The town center committee introduced three new members on Tuesday to fill open seats. The new members were lawyer Tim Allen, accountant Kim Madore and planner Parag Agrawal.
Agrawal is a planner for Montgomery County, but previously worked for the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning, and had attended most town center meetings in an advisory capacity.
Discussion on North Patuxent Continues
Committee members resumed talking about plans for apartments along North Patuxent Road, and said they hoped to see additional designs from the developer next month.
Elm Street Development has proposed about 50 apartments along North Patuxent Road near Becknel Avenue, but the project continued to draw the ire of nearby residents and historic preservationists in attendance Tuesday.
There remains some disagreement among committee members as to whether the project would be in keeping with the character of the neighborhood, which falls in the Odenton Historic District.