After years of waiting on the economy to improve, the planned Reserve at Camp Chapel housing development in Perry Hall is expected to break ground.
The 18-acre lot will hold 39 single-family homes, with access points to the neighborhood on Chapel Road and Cross Road, according to a document from the developer provided to Patch by the Baltimore County Department of Planning.
The development is named after the historic Camp Chapel United Methodist Church nearby.
Projected new residents will add approximately nine students to Gunpowder Elementary School, six students to Perry Hall Middle School and seven students to Perry Hall High School, according to a Baltimore County school impact analysis document dated July 19, 2006, provided to Patch by the same department.
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The development was approved for construction between 2008 and 2009, according to Hoover.
"We would have started on it earlier, but we were waiting on the economy. We believe we're ready to break ground shortly and start construction on the sewer lines and roads. We plan on starting soon," Hoover said.
County Councilman David Marks emphasized that the development was approved before he took office in 2010.
Marks worked to prevent the widening of Chapel Road, that had originally been a requirement of the developer, he said, although the stretch will be resurfaced this November.
"We didn't want it to be like Forge Road, where all of a sudden it's much wider where there's a development. We worked to have that changed last summer," Marks said.
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