The bustling retail corner of Abingdon's Boulevard at Box Hill will soon be joined by the Enclave at Box Hill a rental apartment and townhouse complex, whose first units are under construction.
As part of the project, the developer will be required to build a roundabout for the busy intersection of Woodsdale Road and Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, just off Route 924.
The roundabout, part of off-site improvements being required by the county, is scheduled to be built in time for the completion of the project's first phase in the first quarter of 2016, Chris Murn, of Bavar Properties Group/Murn Development, said Tuesday.
The 389-unit Enclave, set for 38.9 acres off of Walter Ward Boulevard, next to the Walter & Betty Ward Family Center Y, is part of a mixed-use development together with Boulevard at Box Hill.
The first Enclave units should be made available this summer, Murn said, with the complete the first phase, containing 240 units, being completed in 2016.
"There has already been significant development along this section of MD 924 [in Box Hill] and traffic increased specifically as a result of the Exclave at Box Hill did not require additional improvements to MD 924," Buck said about the results of the traffic impact study for Enclave.
Diana Copenhaver, who has previously led the Abingdon Community Council, said the roundabout at Woodsdale makes sense.
"That's a bad corner even without other things going on, and there needs to be something there," she said.
She added that she and her husband had also suggested a bus shelter for users of the Harford Transit buses that run down Woodsdale Road and Box Hill Corporate Center Drive.
Copenhaver she is glad the complex will have market-based rents.