Pedestrian Improvements to South Washington Street
The Commissioners of Leonardtown received a Community Legacy grant to make pedestrian improvements to South Washington Street along the hill leading to Leonardtown Wharf. The improvements were made from the Courthouse Drive intersection all the way to Godwin Way and included sidewalks, curb and gutter, street lamps along the west side of Washington Street and repaving of the entire street. The work has been completed.
Hamptons at Leonardtown
The Saba Group has proposed a luxury apartment complex to be located between Fenwick Street and Rt. 5 across from Academy Hills and has received concept approval at the July 14, 2014 Town Council meeting. The project will consist of 2 three story buildings with 119 units. The Leonardtown Board of Appeals held a public hearing on September 23rd for the project in reference to adding 4th stories to the buildings with an additional 23 units. The Board approved the additional story and density if an entrance onto Fenwick Street could be obtained. The Saba Group is looking into this possibility.
Hollywood Road State Highway Sidewalk Project
The Town and County are working in conjunction with the State Highway Administration to upgrade and add additional sidewalks on the much travelled Hollywood Road. The project is proposed to add sidewalks on the east side of the road from the College of Southern Maryland campus to the Governmental Center and improve the existing sidewalks on the west side of the road from Rt. 5 to Mattingly Street. A second phase will continue the sidewalks on the west side to Leonardís Grant Parkway. The first phase is scheduled to go out to bid late 2015 with the second phase to follow in late 2016.
The Clarks Rest Development is progressing nicely. Several Use and Occupancy permits have been issued in recent weeks for new neighbors in this neighborhood. Improvements along Rt. 5 are also taking shape. A model of the townhomes being offered is open. Stop by their model home for more information. Visit their website to learn more. http://marrickhomes.com/
Treatment Plant Upgrade
Debt Affordability Report with Worksheet
The Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade to the Leonardtown
Wastewater Treatment Plant is moving forward. Bids were opened on January 13,
2015 and a recommendation of award has been sent to the Maryland Department of
the Environment for approval. The award of the contract is expected in early
April. The construction of the project is expected to take two years to
complete. Funding is provided in part by a grant from the State of Maryland
and the balance by a loan from the Maryland Water Quality Financing
Administration. This project is a state mandated upgrade.
MD 5 Leonardtown Project Planning Study