At its meeting on Tuesday, May 22, the Baltimore County Board of Education is scheduled to be presented with preliminary site plans for the new elementary school planned for Mays Chapel.
The school is considered necessary to address overcrowding through the York Road corridor from Towson to Timonium, but neighbors of the site have protested it on the grounds that the area will lose open space at Mays Chapel Park.
According to the meeting exhibit on the school system's website, the site plan features 7 to 8 acres of new development, with most of the school building itself being built on an area that is currently wooded. The entrance is proposed to be off Roundwood Road across from Limerick Circle.
The plans suggest that to accommodate for lost open space caused by construction of the school and its parking lot, the current parking area for Mays Chapel Park would be turned into green space and used as fields for the school.
Two baseball fields and space for two soccer fields are included in the plan, and the accompanying text of the proposed site concept plan says it "preserves and enhances the existing fields."
The plan also includes a walking trail that will loop both through and around the school site.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baltimore County Public Schools' headquarters on the Greenspring Campus, 6901 N.Charles St., Towson. For details, go to the school system website at