Ever wonder about what's being built -- or what a developer proposes to build -- on the vacant land around the corner? This feature is intended to provide an easy way for you to learn about planned development throughout Charles County.

Using information provided by the Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management, and the town of La Plata zoning office, Southern Maryland Extra gives you a monthly update on planned subdivisions, office buildings, shopping centers and other development. The map and chart identify by districts planned projects that were processed by officials in May.

The status of the projects is described in three categories:

Projects Proposed, Preliminary Plans/Site Plans Proposed are residential, commercial or industrial projects submitted for approval. Public meetings are held before any action by the Planning Commission.

Projects Approved, Preliminary Plans/Site Plans Approved are residential, commercial or industrial projects approved by the county or incorporated towns for development of land.

Development Services Permits allow a property owner to begin clearing or grading land for construction.

Projects Proposed

ALLENS FRESH ELECTION DISTRICT

1. OPEN AIR MARKET, 11150 Crain Highway. A site plan for an open air market between Budds Creek Road and Newburg.

HUGHESVILLE ELECTION DISTRICT

2. OFFICE BUILDING, Hughesville Industrial Park Road, south of Route 231. A site plan for a contractors' office building.

LA PLATA ELECTION DISTRICT

3. ROSEWICK ROAD STORAGE, south side of Rosewick Road, east of Washington Avenue. A site plan for a warehouse and storage facility.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

4. CHAN LAUNDROMAT, Leonardtown Road, south of Post Office Road. A site plan for a Laundromat.

Projects Approved

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

5. DIXON, 4615 Crain Highway. A site plan for an addition to an existing house in White Plains for the purpose wholesale distribution of partitions for bathrooms.

6. ST. CHARLES EXXON, Smallwood Drive West and Middleton Road. A site development plan for a convenience store, car wash and gas station on 4.695 acres.

Development Services Permits

BRYANTOWN ELECTION DISTRICT

7. IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE, end of Gardiner Road between Zekiah Swamp Run and the Jorden Swamp. A permit for construction of an education center consisting of a building for classes, exhibits and meetings, and a campground, archery range and other facilities such as playing fields and picnic areas.

HUGHESVILLE ELECTION DISTRICT

8. BENEDICT PLANTATION, SECTION 2, PHASE 2, Route 231, one mile west of Benedict. Permits for continuation of construction on 21 residential lots.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

9. BENEDICT PLANTATION, SECTION 3, PHASE 3, Route 231, one mile west of Benedict. A permit for continuation of construction on 18 residential lots.

POMONKEY ELECTION DISTRICT

10. FREE GOSPEL CHURCH, Marshall Hall Road. A permit for construction of a new church.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

11. TRI-COUNTY OFFICE PRODUCTS, Industrial Park Drive and Jay Gould Court. A permit for construction of a commercial building to be used as a warehouse.

12. TYBURN OAKS, Acton Lane, adjacent to Oxford Oaks. A permit for construction of 20 single-family houses.