Terrapin Run May Be Revived In Western Md.

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A developer says he’s considering reviving plans for a large active-adult community on the edge of Green Ridge State Forest in western Maryland.

The Cumberland Times-News  reports that Michael Charnock says he’s found a new partner for the Terrapin Run project.

The project involving as many as 4,300 homes appeared to be dead after a long courtroom and regulatory battle ended last fall with the developer planning to sell the 935-acre site.

Charnock says he’s evaluating all his options. He says he’d consider an offer from the state to buy the land.

His plans for a huge housing development on rural land 25 miles east of Cumberland helped trigger a state law in 2009 that strengthened Maryland’s “smart growth” policies.

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