Charles County Assistant Chief of Planning Charles Rice listens to a question by a local resident during Wednesday's public information session on the the Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area. Photo by Paul Lagasse

Public gets first chance to ask about new rural legacy area

Charles County residents had their first opportunity earlier this week to offer feedback on a proposed land conservation region that, if approved, would fulfill one of the key preservation recommendations in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. As previously reported in TLR, the Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area would encompass just over 40,000

County’s aging stormwater system faces climate change stresses

Although the Charles County government has been working aggressively in recent years to upgrade the county’s stormwater drainage network, its aging infrastructure is straining under the combined loads of increasingly severe weather and the construction of ever more acres of impervious surface. As the county commissioners consider legislation that would

Can Charles County’s water resources keep pace with development?

When the Board of Charles County Commissioners return from their summer break, they will be considering legislation that will accelerate the approval of development projects that have been stuck in the pipeline for years, and in some cases for decades. That plus the greenlighting of large marquee projects like the

Changes to school allocations unveiled as public review begins

UPDATE: The Charles County Planning Commission has announced that it will be holding a virtual public hearing on the proposed legislation and changes to the Adequate Public Facilities Manual on August 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm. A Charles County Government press release issued on July 28 said “[t]he purpose of

Commissioners greenlight Waldorf Station development agreement

Earlier this month, the Board of Charles County Commissioners voted to approve a 31-page agreement between the county and developer Greenberg Gibbons Commercial that lays out the terms for the development of Waldorf Station, which has been called the biggest development project in the county in the past 40 years.