Chesterwye receives approval to build on State Street
CENTREVILLE — Chesterwye Center Inc. received minor site plan approval from the Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission Nov. 10 for of a new facility in Stevensville.
Chesterwye Center, located in Grasonville, plans to construct a new 3,221 square foot institutional facility at 325 State Street in Stevensville. This new facility will be in addition to the current facilities Chesterwye Center maintains and will seek to house four adults with developmental and physical disabilities. The new facility will have two staff members on site at all times.
According to Holly Tompkins, development review principal planner for Queen Anne’s County, the property is owned by the Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority and the current structure at 325 State Street is not presently occupied. The existing structure will be demolished and replaced. The existing septic field will be abandoned and the new structure tied in to public sewer and water, she said.
The proposed structure keeps in appearance with residential structure in the area, but also meets institutional facility requirements, said Tompkins, and therefore meets permitted use. The site plan was also reviewed and found to be in conformity with existing Comprehensive and Community Plans for the Stevensville area.
Planners gave approval with the conditions that the building be constructed in a consistent manner with the drawings as reviewed by the commission and that any edits required by the Department of Public Works and/ or Department of Planning and Zoning be approved and approved.