In Charles County

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 September.

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

HUGHESVILLE ELECTION DISTRICT

1. EVERYTHING AMISH, 7700 Leonardtown Rd. A site plan for an addition to an existing building.

2. JAZZERCISE, Route 231 and Trust Place. A site plan for construction of an indoor recreation facility.

LA PLATA ELECTION DISTRICT

3. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Route 225, east of Quailwood Parkway. A site plan for an addition to an existing building on 9.10 acres.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

4. MERCHANTS SQUARE, Route 301, south of Demarr Road. A site plan for construction of retail stores.

Projects Approved

LA PLATA ELECTION DISTRICT

5. CAPITAL WELDING, Rosewick Road, east of Washington Avenue. A site development plan for a welding company and office.

POMONKEY ELECTION DISTRICT

6. DASH IN, Route 210 and Matthews Road. A site plan for construction of a convenience store with fuel sales.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

7. ARIKATO FITNESS CENTER, 2298 Old Washington Rd. A site plan for construction of a fitness spa and acupressure massage center.

8. CRAB BOAT RESTAURANT, 9425 Berry Rd. A site plan to replace an existing structure with a building large enough to include a restaurant, carryout, bar and liquor store.

9. HAMPTON INN, Route 301, south of Smallwood Drive. A site plan for construction of a commercial hotel.

Development Services Permits

LA PLATA ELECTION DISTRICT

10. NORTHCHASE, north of the Willowgate on Washington Avenue. Permits to begin construction on 17 single-family houses on 5.79 acres.

POMONKEY ELECTION DISTRICT

11. STRAWBERRY HILLS, Section 4, 1B, Marshall Hall Road. Permits for construction of single-family houses on 30 lots. Original acreage for subdivision was 111.48.

WALDORF ELECTION DISTRICT

12. CAMBRIDGE PROFESSIONAL CENTER, Route 925 and Terrace Drive. A permit for construction of medical offices.

13. SALVATION ARMY, Old Washington Road, across from Wal-Mart. A permit for construction of a Salvation Army Retail Center.