Commissioners debate impact of development

Frederick News Post
Clifford Cumber
Commissioners expressed concerns this week over the environmental impact a massive development in Lake Linganore could have for a wooded area in the region. More than 4,000 homes are planned by Virginia-based Land Stewards LC, in the Lake Linganore area. Commissioner David Gray's fears over clear cutting and other development actions may lead him to make efforts to kill the Land Stewards project if he isn't satisfied the developer is taking care of environmental concerns. Steep slopes and forest characterize some of the properties where Land Stewards plan to build. "If it doesn't look like it's going to be something special for the county here, I'll do everything I can do to stop it. Period," Gray said. "Whatever I can pull off. Because I don't want to leave this place a mess. Its purely that simple."