The Cumberland News-Times reports that “[t]he civil court case filed by Allegany County government and a private developer against two state agencies over a planned major subdivision near Green Ridge State Forest is headed to trial.”
Excerpt from local coverage:
The property at issue is a 935-acre parcel in eastern Allegany County where Terrapin Run LLC, an affiliate of Columbia-based PDC Inc., planned to build up to 360 housing units within 10 years and up to about 900 units in 20 years. The two parties are seeking $16 million in damages. The full build-out calls for about 4,300 units.
The arguments center around MDE’s refusal to approve portions of the county’s water and sewer plan amendment, which noted a new discharge to a “high quality Tier II watershed … from a proposed sewage treatment facility to be located in the Terrapin Run watershed.”