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The More You Know...

Updated: Jan 8, 2023

In the interest of ensuring our fellow citizens are well-informed, public information requests pertaining to the Beck and Harrison-Leishear properties are now available on the Government Transparency page of our website. More documents will be released in the future.

What you will find:
  • Meeting notes from closed meetings between town officials and the previous Beck property development team.

  • Developer's involvement in writing the town's Mixed Use District (MXD) zoning code

  • Discussions about waiving open space requirements

  • Concerns about the Beck development expressed by residents and town officials.

  • Town & County administrator communications about Harrison-Leishear

"You should be dealing with minimum standards that are health, safety, and welfare. If your [Mount Airy's] exacting standards are too onerous, then it [Beck Property] will never get developed." --Developer Attorney

We hope this provides a little more insight into these development activities. If you have submitted your own public information requests and wish to share with CAMO or post on the website, please email us at

Please attend the Beck Property Charrette on January 19th! This is an opportunity for the public to interact with the developer about their proposed pre-concept plan. More information is in our Events section and on the town website.

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Bigdogtim 7
Bigdogtim 7
Jan 07, 2023

Sure looks like the usual games that developers play to get what they want, completely disregarding what our Towns People Need and Want, which is Slow Growth.

I can tell you from living on the corner of Carroll and Frederick Avenue, that the 4 ridiculously tall and cookie cutter Houses recently and continued to be built at the corner of Park and Frederick Avenue. These plans were Not reviewed well enough, to prevent Rockville houses to show up in Mt. Airy, where there is absolutely No Room for the Parking on Frederick Ave, nor in the Drive between the houses with 2 spaces each and of course No parking on Park Avenue! These are Open Floor plan Homes, which are…

Jan 11, 2023
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We agree completely! We understand the 4 homes on Park never had to go in front of the Planning Commission because they didn't meet a threshold for subdivisions to go to the commission. So, that plan was approved by the Town planning staff. This was actually brought up by one of Planning Commissioners at a meeting--they were questioning it didn't cross their desk. So, clearly, other people were frustrated about it too!

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