The SSARPC supports development in the Sandy Spring-Ashton area as it conforms to the Master Plan. We are pro-Master Plan, not anti-development.
SSARPC CONSISTS OF PEOPLE who live in the Sandy Spring-Ashton area and who want to see the area remain rural. The Sandy Spring-Ashton Master Plan supports this rural concept and is our guide in assuring that this character is maintained. The Committee brings together people from different professions, including an architect, a landscape architect, educators, civic leaders and people with technical expertise. Most of all, the members are energetically dedicated to ensuring that future developments recognize the need to remain rural and conform to the Master Plan.
JULY 10, 2021
This is looking down Porter Rd. from Rt. 108 and represents just 12 dwelling units. Try to imagine the scale and density of what over 130 units will look like when the Ashton Meeting Place is built.
The view from the back of the parking lot at the Alloway building. To help with scale, try to find the workman in the green shirt. His name is Waldo.
It Ain't Over!
Even though the County Council voted to grant the developer most of what he wanted for the development of "Ashton Meeting Place" (the Southeast corner of 108 and 650)—specifically, 45 foot building heights and a density of over 130 dwelling units—there is still a lot that can be accomplished on behalf of the more than 650 people who signed the petition urging the County to limit the scope of the development and keep Ashton rural. In view of that, the Council did grant the community an "Implementation Advisory Committee" in order to rein in any over-reach on the part of the developer and try to conserve as much of the character of Ashton in order to keep it from resembling a generic city center.
We will continue to update this page with news concerning developments in and around Ashton so check back often. Below are a couple of photos of the Porter Road development called "Ashton Market."
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c/o Elizabeth Thornton
Ashton, MD 20861