Oppose High-Density growth & Hawthorne Yards Annexation into La Plata, MD Res # 22-04

Oppose High-Density growth & Hawthorne Yards Annexation into La Plata, MD Res # 22-04

July 7, 2022
Petition to
Town of LaPlata Legislative Department and 5 others
Signatures: 6Next Goal: 10
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Why this petition matters

Started by Donna Jenkins

There are two resolutions being considered by the Town Council to annex property into the town and develop high-density housing and businesses. Both of these are on Rt 225 near Quailwood Dr. 

Resolution 22-05 – Hawthorne Yards – Proposed nearly 200 homes, town homes and businesses.  The hearing date for this resolution is currently set for July 18th, at 6:00pm both virtually and at the Town Hall. La Plata - Meeting Information (civicweb.net).  The time to act is NOW! 


Resolution 22-01 - The HUB at LaPlata – Proposed nearly 1600 homes, plus businesses destroying over 5M square feet of forest and a fragile ecosystems.  There is no infrastructure being added to support this.  Think of all the congestion and strain to public services and schools!

The Public hearing has already occurred, and public record closed.  But you can still call (301-934-8421) and / or email the Mayor and Town Council members and tell them to vote AGAINST the annexation when it comes to a vote.

There are three ways YOU and other citizens may voice concerns:

Provide verbal comments at a Town Council Public Hearing or at a public forum. Meeting notification information has been provided below; you may sign up in person at the public hearing. You may sign up to speak in advance via the Town webpage: https://townoflaplata.org/public-communications
Send an email to this address (legislative@townoflaplata.org), and request that it be forwarded to the Town Council for consideration.
Send letters to the Town Council addressed to 305 Queen Anne St Box 2268, La Plata MD 20646.Questions?  Please contact the Town at: 301-934-8421 or by email: jharrington@townoflaplata.org and legislative@townoflaplata.org
Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors.  Join an email list to keep informed by sending a note to: DevelopSmartlyLaPlataMD@gmail.com (Your email will be kept confidential) Join the Face Book group: Develop Smartly LaPlata MD (www.facebook.com/groups/developsmartlylaplatamd/

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Signatures: 6Next Goal: 10
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Decision Makers

  • Legislative DepartmentTown of LaPlata
  • Develop Smartly LaPlata MDCommunity Group
  • Council Member JenkinsTown of LaPlata
  • Council Member GoldsmithTown of LaPlata
  • Council Member Bryant-WardTown of LaPlata