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New Homes Planned Along Red Pump Road

A townhouse community is planned not far from the elementary school.

A townhouse development is proposed off Red Pump Road not far from the and .

A community input meeting for a new development, called Red Pump Crescent, will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at , located at 603 Vale Road.

The proposed community will include about 40 townhouses on a 9.09 acres at 414 Red Pump Road in Bel Air.

The lot is currently zoned R2 to acommodate medium density residential.

According to a story on ExploreHarford.com, there were concerns about potential traffic due to planned developments when the Red Pump school was first proposed.

One of the community's that caused concern was Blake's Legacy, which is currently under construction not far from the newly proposed Red Pump Crescent.

The Blake's Legacy project involves about 110 single family homes which will start in the $400,000 range, according to the Harford County Planning and Zoning website and Richmond American Homes.

Check out the attached document for the full site plan.

What do you think of the location for this new residential development? Leave a comment.

Terry July 26, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Too many homes being built with little regard to road traffic....................
Jack Weber July 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Excellent. More jobs for our community, an expanded tax base, and less of that weedy shrubland.
Karl Schuub July 26, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Indeed. I hate those filthy green things called trees.
Jack Weber July 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM
"Trees," Karl, just clog up our sewer drains with leaves and add to taxpayer expense. These homes expand our tax base. Growth is a sign of progress and expansion.
Karl Schuub July 26, 2012 at 08:03 PM
That's right Jack...fill all the woods with concrete and asphalt - those damnable woodland creatures need nothing; they just crap in the woods and take up space where we could put another Walmart or a house. Mow in all down - we need more stuff for us. Growth, expansion, progress, growth, expansion, progress...when we run out of room here we'll go over there and when we run out of room there we'll just run out of room and yeah by then you won't even be able to breath oxygen because guess what Jack...that's what plants do create a breathable, livable planet. How do you think the oxygen got here in the first place?
sodmaster July 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Great more townhomes, what about all the empty forclosure or left homes sitting falling down beyond repair!!!!!!!
Bel Air Girlfriend July 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM
@ Karl. I thought Jack was being sarcastic at first. Is he for REAL?? Where is he from?
RW Willy July 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM
At present there are 79 foreclosures in Harford county. 400+ are going thru bankruptcy. Feel free to buy them and donate to those who you feel should live there. For what evere reason townhomes seem to sell. The developer feels they will. Don't be mislead by the media. Just because its a forclosure doesn't mean it an attractive property.
Karl Schuub July 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I too thought at first he was being sarcastic but he's said much the same multiple times in other threads so as frightening as it might be - pretty sure he means it.
Erinn July 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM
As one whose neighborhood backs to the new Blake's Legacy project, I hate it. We moved in nearly 3 years ago and one of the things we loved about this neighborhood were all the TREES and the woods that surrounded it. Now we have a giant pile of rubble with heavy machinery at all hours of the morning digging and shaking our homes. Its a shame. And my backyard backs to the school. What is with all the development around here? I have lived in Harford County my WHOLE life and miss the way it used to be with the wide open spaces. Do we REALLY have that many people coming into the county where we need that many new developments? I just hate it. I'm ready to move to PA somewhere in the country! Not to mention the traffic now on Red Pump. It wasn't ever meant to carry that many cars. Sheesh! Can't we just leave well enough alone?? :(
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Karl Schuub July 27, 2012 at 01:28 PM
My sympathies are with you. Red Pump was never intended to be the highway to Belair and beyond but that's sure what it's become. Bad enough that you have cars streaming by 20 feet from people's homes, but that 35 mph speed rule is seldom followed - I'd be frightened to let kids play outside. They've got so much traffic trying to make way to 95 in the morning that Red Pump has become the cut through and they asolutely scream through there - whiz past the "s" turn and onto Watervale where it's motor speedway racetime in the morning. I've lived here all my life as well (4 generations in Harford that we can trace anyway) and can't imagine what we'll have left given the current rate of developement. Transitioning from farmland to suburbs is incredibly painful for those of us who appreciate open spaces...sure wish somebody would step in and enforce some sort of smart growth initiative before our fair town becomes no different than Towson. Sadly, I think our county executive is very friendly with developers; rules are bent, zoning is changed; whatever they need to be able to build more stuff seems to just quietly happen.
Karl Schuub July 27, 2012 at 02:00 PM
There are also 1098 homes already for sale and range from an 18K mobile home in Abingdon all the way to a 2 million dollar home in Churchville on 56 acres. Assuming some of those foreclosures are not in that group we've got well over a thousand units of housing available. You can't tell me we need 40 more townhomes right in that location - Red Pump Road is already maxed out. This isn't about need; it's about greed.
RW Willy July 27, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Hey Karl, please elaborate on the rule bending and behind the scene zoning changes. I'm sure Karen and all reporters would love the scope on local government scandel.
Karl Schuub July 27, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Do you think it's a good idea to build additional homes in or along Red Pump Rd? Do you or do you not think it's a good idea to build a Super Walmart which has primary ingress/egress into what's basically a neighborhood Road? Do you or do you not believe R2,R3 and R4 designations should be followed as to address density and transportation issues? You seem to be very forgiving and apologetic to what I perceive to be a developer free-for-all. You build homes or work for David Craig?
RW Willy July 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Its not what I believe, its what you "know". Zoning is being followed or it isn't. You said "rules are bent, zoning is changed". When and where? Just because you think a building shouldn't be built or a location is picked for development doesn't mean shady deals took place. Its in the public record, pull up the zoning map and show us where "they " are changing it. I would love to have the county look like it did when I moved here. But with out building a fence and carding residents it can't happen.
Travis Lee Galliher July 28, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Want to see what this development will look like? Here it is. http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/PlanningZoning/InputSummary/127.pdf So, homes 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be less then 40 feet from my backyard. All I can say is, I hope y'all are ready for a show on August 7th, because I am not happy. Besides the fact they are building so close to my home, I work nights, watch my daughter during the day, and try to get a couple hours of sleep during the afternoon. They can expect to receive a noise complaint every time their construction wakes me up.
Melissa July 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Hopefully the townhouses will be Richmond American garage town homes!!
Emily July 30, 2012 at 02:20 PM
In the past 25 years, my sub-division has fought everything from a trailer park on Red Pump and Vale to apartments and town homes on the Blake property to zoning changes on the Blake property. Voices can be heard, and I hope that there are lots and lots of them on August 7th at Bel Forest.
Emily July 30, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Jack, I'm sure there's a house with your name on it in the treeless, concrete jungle known as the "city!"
Karl Schuub July 30, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Sadly...just when you think a reasonable compromise has been reached somebody approves another townhome project unrelated to the other and just a few feet down the road. When they built that school you knew it was going to get bad - it was a gift for developers. It seems unreal to me that they can even consider putting that much more traffic on Red Pump and then Red Pump exits onto Tollgate...a two lane, narrow very windy road. Indeed, voices need to be heard but more than that people need to be involved so we're aware when zoning is changed, modified and or permits are issued so that we can notify the neighbors. The way it is now, by the time anybody knows what's going on the backhoes are onsite.
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