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RST Seeks Changes to Covenant Concerning Right-in/Right out on Route 1

The Applicant, RST Development, LLC, has submitted Detailed Site Plan to construct a 5-7 story, mixed-use building at 9113 Baltimore Avenue. The project includes 317 multi-family units, 3,296 square feet of commercial space intended to house the local Meals on Wheels program, and a six-level parking garage with 328 parking spaces.

The Planning Board hearing is scheduled for January 19, 2023. On the January 10 meeting, the Council voted to require the developer to apply for a reconsideration of the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision to allow for right-in, right-out access on Baltimore Avenue. The developer at that time expressed concern about the delay that such an application would cause.

Staff attended a meeting with the developer, their attorney, and M-NCPPC staff on Friday, January 13 and discussed the following: If, at the hearing on the DSP, the Planning Board makes it clear that it would deny the addition of the right-in option, then would the Council still require the developer to apply for a Preliminary Plan reconsideration, or would the Planning Board response at the DSP hearing be sufficient.

If the Planning Board was in support of the right-in, right-out, we would request that the DSP be approved with this option as an alternative and the developer would then file the application for an amendment of the Preliminary Plan. At next week’s meeting, the Council will consider n amendment to the Covenant concerning right-in/right-out on Baltimore avenue.

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2 Comments to “RST Seeks Changes to Covenant Concerning Right-in/Right out on Route 1”

  1. By Daniel K, January 15, 2023 @ 11:47 pm

    Will there be an option for southbound traffic on Route 1 to turn left into the development? I’m thinking of Cherokee Street (which has a signal that can guarantee a left turn at busy times) or (less ideally) Delaware Street.

  2. By Fazlul Kabir, January 16, 2023 @ 7:25 am

    Hi Dan, Yes, Cherokee is a signalized intersection that allows a left turn from southbound Baltimore Ave. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Baltimore+Ave+%26+Cherokee+St,+College+Park,+MD+20740/@39.0042594,-76.9303413,3a,75y,219.9h,93.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbA15lpqz8PpA1xQmqgkzaQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7c41b3846019b:0x92dcfdecbcab933!8m2!3d39.0035333!4d-76.9305895 Vehicles will be able to enter the development from Cherokee after turning left.

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