By Mary K. Tilghman
9:21 PM EST, November 11, 2012
The plans for the expansion of the Catonsville Y and a new 140-unit Brightview Senior Living residence passed the final public hearing with only one minor hitch.
Members of the Y of Central Maryland's community advisory board, as well as a resident of the adjacent Foxhall Farms community off South Rolling Road and staff representing the county's departments of planning and zoning all recommended that the project proceed.
Administrative Law Judge John Beverungen heard testimony in Towson Nov. 8.
Representatives for the Y and the Shelter Group, which will build the new Brightview residence, went over the details of the construction plans, noting all the changes made since the previous hearing in July.
The only point of concern raised was that of where storm water would flow from the site.
The plans were unclear at the time of the meeting but since then, engineers have walked the site.
The record was left open until the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability sends its final comments.
A final decision from Beverungen is expected 15 working days after that final comment has been submitted.
Barring any complications, construction of the new Brightview housing and Catonsville Y expansion should begin next summer and take about a year.
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