|Developers agreed Monday to remove the portion of the road shown in red on this site plan. Woodbrook is shown in the upper right on this map. The portion of the road that services the Arden Place storm water management system, shown in green on this map, is to remain asphalt.|
A representative of Coleway Development, the developers of Arden Place, told Woodbrook residents Monday that the connection to Woodbrook would be removed. “The trail was built in the wrong place, there’s no denying that,” said Arden Place developer Andy McGinty speaking to a small delegation of Woodbrook residents Monday evening. The delegation was headed by Woodbrook Community Association President Susan Reed.
“I’ll take the trail up, bring it back to the original plan,” said McGinty. McGinty asked to keep the portion of the road that services the storm water management area paved as the grade is steep in this location and gravel could wash away over time. “I told [the County that] we will take the asphalt up, the gravel up,” he said. McGinty agreed to remove as much of the gravel roadbed as possible without damaging the land. “I’ll put a couple of maple [trees] out there,” he added. He reminded residents that a significant portion of the road is laid over a RWSA water main that restricts the number and size of trees that can be planted there.
|“[The storm water management road] will stop at the abutments, and there will be no bridge on them,” said Coleway Development’s Andy McGinty Monday. The abutments, shown in this photo, mark the location of Arden Place’s storm water management system. The asphalt and gravel heading off to Woodbrook in this photo will be removed. McGinty also said that he will likely build a fence at this location.|
Following the meeting WCA President Susan Reed said, “I was very appreciative of Andy McGinty agreeing to meet with us very quickly.” She added, “I find it very refreshing that, in this day and time, someone would just say ‘the buck stops here’ and take responsibility for the mistake (which wasn’t necessarily his) and agree to fix it to the agreed upon manner.” Once the trail has been removed McGinty said it will be very difficult for Arden Place trail pedestrian traffic to get to Woodbrook.
“Nobody’s really going to be able to get from the proper Arden trail [to Woodbrook],” said McGinty. “What I plan to do is to get it done in the next couple of weeks,” he said.