Boswell had a vision for his property: "Meade City," a 5,000-home, self-sustaining community serving the growing population of the Laurel/Fort Meade area. According to the Washington Post in 1953, Boswell's vision included "detached homes, group housing, apartments, offices, retail shopping, wholesale businesses, industrial plants, schools, churches, parks, and other facilities." Boswell also "said a bid has been submitted to the General Services Administration offering a 30-acre tract free as the site for a Social Security Building. The agency is now housed in several buildings in Baltimore and is seeking a new site." The land he purchased included the tract on the south side of Route 198 where the original Maryland City development currently stands, as well as the area on the north side where the Russett community was built in the 1990s.