The Bowie City Council voted Monday night to sell one acre of land to the developers of Harmony Place for $25,000, reported the Gazette.
Harmony Place is a planned, 286-unit high-end apartment complex that will be located near the Bowie Town Center. The acre of land was required so the site can meet tree conservation requirements. The plans include one 247-unit building with an enclosed five-story interior garage; a smaller 39-unit building with a garage; a swimming pool; a clubhouse; a tot lot; and trails.
Eight Bowie residents have raised concerns about traffic, school enrollment numbers, and landscaping buffers, according to the Gazette, but Harmony Place owners have agreed to help address these concerns.
Questar, Harmony Place’s parent company, has agreed to pay $5,000 to Northview Elementary for educational purposes; $3,000 for improvements to the intersection at Northview Drive and New Haven Drive; and $17,000 to install a landscaped buffer between the project and current residential locations.
For more on the Harmony Place development and the settlement reached with the city, read the full story on the Gazette.