Tuesday, July 07, 2009

BRAC Housing Study

Howard County, Anne Arundel County and the City of Laurel have jointly sponsored a study by the Sage Policy Group on the regional housing impact of BRAC. A public briefing on the results of this study will be held on July 23rd from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Room #6 at the Howard County Gateway Building located at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive.

The study will “cover a range of issues from determining the adequacy of the existing housing inventory to providing insight into the anticipated demands for new types of housing due to BRAC growth.”


boborama said...

Regional housing is the least of our worries--the regional road, water, sewer, and power infrastructures are the real problem, along with additional schools.

Why is it that county government officials are always so nearsighted? Infrastructure is the key, and what the government is responsible for constructing and maintaining. Although studies on infrastructure have been done, they've only received lip service.

If people move here to follow BRAC jobs, then I'm sure there are dozens of contractors who will be more than happy to build them housing. This will never happen, however, unless the counties have roads for these new residents to drive on to get to their housing, and a way to get water and power to all of this new housing and sewerage away from them, and uncrowded schools for their children to attend.