A Virginia developer is considering plans for a 600-unit community of age-restricted homes in the Linganore area.
Elm Street Communities is expected to file a zoning application in June for its Cromwell active adult community, along Md. 144 and Meadow Road near Oakdale High School.
The project would have a mix of detached single-family houses, attached villas, and multi-family buildings on about 160 acres, according to a website for the proposed development.
Elm Street recently held a community meeting to discuss the proposal with residents in the area.
Elm Street’s headquarters are in McLean, Virginia, and the company also has offices in Annapolis and Ellicott City, and is developing the Eastchurch, Landsdale, and Lake Linganore projects in Frederick County.
After the zoning application is filed, likely in June, there will be workshops and public hearings with the county Planning Commission and County Council to discuss the project, said Jason Wiley, of Elm Street Communities.
The property is north of Md. 144 near the Interstate 70 interchange at Meadow Road, where Wiley said two more ramps will be added in coming years to the two ramps to create a fully functioning interchange.
The company will ask to have a planned unit development zoning designation laid over the existing low-density residential zoning to allow the 600 homes.
Being near I-70, the area has the road infrastructure and water and sewer service adjacent to it, Wiley said.
The project is near the Linganore Town Center area, which contains business, commercial, and shopping districts at Md. 144 and Meadow Road.
The Cromwell property would also contain a 4-acre site that Elm Street hopes the county would consider for a regional library and possibly a senior center.