Town homes planned near Leonardtown square

County Times Newspapers

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (March 24, 2022)—A developer has been working with Leonardtown officials on plans to build approximately 40 town homes on a piece of vacant property just off the town square, The County Times has learned.

Philip Barber, the developer, has said that he plans to bring a concept site plan before the town government in the next several months; the site to be developed is the body shop portion of the former Winegardner Chevrolet on Washington Street along with the backlot of the same property.

The store front and show room portion of the large building which has long stood on the town square is still owned by the local Bell family who owned a prior car dealership there bearing their name, said Town Administrator Laschelle McKay.

"[Barber's] been working with us and an engineer working on a [project] drawing," McKay said. "He still has to go through the planning process."

The entire property is about four acres in size across several parcels.

"I feel really lucky to have that property under contract," Barber said. "It's a really good parcel."

Barber said his development would be in keeping with the town's plans for redevelopment and infill in the downtown area, which is to boost revitalization and provide for more walkable communities.

The town homes would be three stories in height, Barber said, with no basements and two-car garages.

Barber said he has yet to team with a builder to construct the homes.

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