Kent Island Development Awarded Key Approval

A longstanding debate over the Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County received approval from the Board of Public Works this week. Opponents still plan to litigate the matter, so a final resolution may not be in sight.

From coverage in the Baltimore Sun:

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved an environmental permit Wednesday for a long-disputed Kent Island housing development after a top state wetlands official said the project would pollute less than the farms now there.

By a 2-1 vote, the board approved a permit needed for the proposed 1,079-unit Four Seasons subdivision on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

The board’s action does not mean Hovnanian will be able to break ground soon. Jay Falstad, executive director of the Queen Anne’s Conservation Association, said his organization and others would take the issue to court. Twice before, disputes involving the Four Seasons project were fought all the way to Maryland’s highest court, taking years to reach a resolution.

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties