MDE Wetlands And Waterways Hearing November 6, 2019 For “Abingdon Woods”

Several Harford County area nonprofits including Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER have requested a MDE hearing on the Wetlands and Waterways Permit #201961268/19-NT-0228. Project Name: CREG/ WESTPORT I, LLC, End of Comment Period November 15, 2019.

An excerpt from the MDE letter dated October 15, 2019;

CREG/WESTPORT I LLC, 1343 Ashton Road, Suite B, Hanover, Maryland 21076, has applied to construct a mixed-use business park on 330 acres consisting of warehouse facilities, retail space, restaurants, and a hotel. The project will include parking lots, utilities, retail buildings and stormwater management facilities, temporary construction access and dewatering.

The project will permanently impact 17,112 square feet of forested (isolated) nontidal wetlands, 32,782 square feet of a nontidal 25-foot Wetland buffer, 570 linear feet (6,457 square feet) within an intermittent stream, and 4,618 square feet within a 100-year floodplain.

The temporary impacts are to 120 linear feet (1,573 square feet) of a perennial stream and 230 linear feet (3,235 square feet) of an intermittent Stream, and 17, 764 square feet within the 100-year floodplain to the Haha Branch of Bush River.

The public informational hearing for this project will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7 PM at: Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood, MD 21040. Plans will be available for review starting at 6:30 PM.

The project is located on Edgewood Road east at intersection with Van Bibber Road, west of Abingdon Road; north of Philadelphia Road (MD Route 7), and east of Interstate 95 north (John Kennedy Memorial Highway), Abingdon, Harford County, Maryland.

Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by November 4, 2019 to: The Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Louis Parnes, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at or 410-537–3786. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list.