UPDATE: 39-Home Chapel Road Development Breaking Ground 'Shortly'

Developers are expected to break ground on 39 new Perry Hall homes at the corner of Chapel Road and Cross Road.

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.

See the gallery for development documents.

A sign on the lot states D.R. Horton as the developer. Towson-based Morris & Ritchie Associates is also involved in the project, according to principal civil engineer Dean Hoover.

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.

How do you expect these new homes to impact the larger community? Tell us in the comments.

Honeygo Hal October 25, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Just a brief reminder - 39 new houses, a bunch of young kids, a county park on Snyder Lane - but Chapel Rd. is still too narrow to walk along.
John Doe October 25, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I was holding out for a CVS or Rite-Aid.
Paul Amirault October 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Tim, actually the county is very accurate with these numbers. They do not include kids that go to private schools in that number which is fairly high in Perry Hall. The other thing to remember is that this is a market just north of $500,000 and those buyers tend to be move-up buyers with fewer young children.
Born to be Free October 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Do we really need more homes? Our schools are crowded as they are. They should have used the land to maybe, build a school. Just saying.
Tim October 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Interesting. Admittedly, I hadn't considered the private school angle. Thanks for mentioning, Paul.
PerryHallParent October 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Then they can have more reason to advertise National Walk to School Day, like they did this year. With Joppa Road being a pedestrian death trap and Chapel Road barely passable with two vehicles coming at each other, this, and the impending traffic tsunami should be just lovely. Whoever approved this should be fired. LOL @ John Doe, well, the Walgreens is a way up Chapel Road so there could be an intermediate one on Chapel Road.
Honeygo Hal October 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I will note that David Marks should get a note of thanks for all the rezoning efforts he accomplished this year. While this development was already in the pipeline, Mr. Marks' efforts have kept future growth somewhat in check. It can't be prevented, but now the community will know if some parcel is being considered for dense development - via a zoning hearing.
Honeygo Hal October 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
PerryHallParent - You mean like maybe a "Walgreens Express?" Shh, don't say that too loud...
Renee October 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Perry Hall is way too over-populated!!! They need to STOP!!
FIFA October 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Having children? ;-)
Left In Time October 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Over development, crime rate sky high, politicians who only care about getting re-elected, section eight housing. Just a few of the reasons I moved out of Perry Hall City, 14 years ago. I saw the writing on the wall. I give many of you credit for sticking it out!
Left In Time October 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM
It will never stop, I lived in PH 15 years ago, and saw what was coming. Jay
Evets October 26, 2012 at 12:34 AM
It is a terrible thing to live in a community that so many people want to invest in and perhaps move in to.
Roni October 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Thank you for bringing this up. Sidewalks or a walking path on Chapel needs to be addressed.
Heather October 26, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Nine kids to Gunpwder Elementary? That is a JOKE! When the new houses on both sides of Cross road were all settled, there were so many kids that they had to add a new school bus route just for that neighborhood! Trust me, there are more than nine kids on that bus.
Stacey Schantz October 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I am so sad by this new development. It will mean at least 80 additional cars traveling Chapel road, everyone who drives this road does so way too fast, while I'm very glad they didn't widen the road, the additoinal traffic will make this road very unsafe, for our kids who ride school buses. You can't walk on this road, heck you can barely drive on this road. The lot sizes are incredibly small, most are .19 or .20 acres, and whoever thinks they are going to get $500k plus for these house is sorely mistaken.
John Doe October 26, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I guess its better than being used as a fracking site - sorry Congressman Harris.
thomas gary likens October 27, 2012 at 08:17 PM
save your breath people this councilman is not going to help any matters on chapel rd it falls on deaf ears . as long as he don't live on it he dosen't care. they give you the song anddance that all this falls on last gang that was in there.thanks for nothing!!!!!
FIFA October 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Gee, likens is a hater of Mr. Marks. If Mr. Marks could turn Sandy around he would accuse the councilman of helping cause a drought.
Karen Martin October 28, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Just what we don't need - more houses. How can they know who is going to purchase these home and how many kids they have. We need more schools in this area not houses. As for Chapel Road is does need to we widened. You can barely drive two cars passing especially by Snyder Lane. This road is a death trap now let alone more cars. Sidewalks would be nice in the area. What about a 55+ community? We need one around this area and I don't mean condo's I don't like condo's but I'm an aging Baby Boomer who would like to have a smaller individual house in a 55+ community.
thomas gary likens October 28, 2012 at 04:18 AM
fifa yousound like a true just moved in to the community nerd. ijust bet you have asafe road a sidewalk were you live .i guess you have adoggie to walk in dog park too!!! i just bet you probably helped marks stopped the widening of chapel rd too!!!!
FIFA October 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
likens you sound like a whiner. Always find someone else to blame for your problems. I have lived here 35 years and apparently made much better choices then you. Go back to your rocking chair and beer and find something else to complain. How about the weather?
You October 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
And now Chapel road and Cross road will need to be expanded in size > costing us (the tax payers) more burden for new infrastructure. And now your homes will lose value in that very area do to more newer, modern homes watering down the market.
thomas gary likens October 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
like i said your just a new comer to the commuity an dont have a clue to common sence problems!!!!!
FIFA October 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Apparently you are an old whiner, but I can still spell.
FIFA October 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Then buy a new home.
thomas gary likens October 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
your even ashamed to put your real name .icant spell but you get the point duda!!!!!
Skippy McGirk November 06, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Class divides abound in perry hall
Gary Staab November 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
How will the entrance to this community be positioned? Will it be onto Chapel or Cross. Both? Traffic flow? Traffic devices? Lights, stop signs?
Paul Amirault November 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Short answer is both. Go here: http://plato.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1529/cfm/dsp_unit.cfm?county=ba&qualifier=S&series=1236&unit=11918&p_ds_value=1&p_ms_value=0 Then click on the Image number and you will see the recorded plat for the community.


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