Development Spotlight


Friendship School

Location: The Eldersburg Business Center, near Route 32 and Progress Way

Engineer: Matis/Warfield, Hunt Valley

Developer: Merritt Properties LLC, Baltimore

Description: A 20,000- square-foot private school for children with special needs in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Enrollment is expected to be about 100 pupils, with a staff of 60. Construction is set for a 3.7-acre parcel in the business center.

Status: The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission has reviewed the concept plan for the school and made a few suggestions, including additional sidewalks and a canopy at the building's entrance. The commission is also awaiting comment on the project from area fire and police officials. The developer will come back to the planning panel with a site plan for the school in about a month. For more information, call the county Planning Department at 410-386-2145.

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