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HCAS Forms Housing Committee and Task Force

In response to parent and family concerns over the housing crisis facing adults with autism, Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) created a Housing Committee to identify and support new solutions. The HCAS Housing Committee explored various models and strategies and decided to focus on the intergenerational community model. HCAS formed a new Task Force, comprised of Howard County residents, to launch a housing project with an expanded focus beyond solely autism. The Task Force formalized the concept for the project, now known as Patuxent Commons,

March 2019

Mission First selected by HCAS as Patuxent Commons Developer

After responding to a competitive Request for Qualifications, Mission First was selected by the Howard County Autism Society to execute the Patuxent Commons project.

Sep, 09, 2020

Financing Application to MD Dept of Housing and Community Development

The Patuxent Commons project is seeking competitive financing from the State, including an allocation of 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Rental Housing Program Funds. Applications are currently under review.

Sep, 29, 2020

Hickory Ridge Village Board Meeting Presentation

Members of the Patuxent Commons development team presented the project concept and responded to questions from the Hickory Ridge Village Board. The proposed project is located on an outparcel adjacent the Hickory Ridge Village Center.

Nov, 05, 2020

Virtual Pre-Submission Community Meeting

The meeting will provide information to the community regarding the initial submission of a site development plan to the Department of Planning & Zoning for a 76-unit residential project at the NE Corner of Cedar Lane and Freetown Road. The developer and its consultants will be available to describe the proposed residential project and to answer and address any questions or concerns the community may have.

Meeting Notice

Jan, 03, 2022

Successful Financing Applications

The project has submitted successful funding applications from Federal, State, Local, and Private entities. With the financing assembled, we are moving ahead with applications for necessary County approvals.

Mar, 21, 2022

Patuxent Commons PILOT and APFO Waiver hearing

The County Council will be considering Bill CR-29, which would provide the project a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) which is a typical financing tool for affordable projects, as well as an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) waiver. Please come out and testify in support of the project! https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/otestimony/

Student Yield Report

Bill CR29-2022

Dec, 01, 2022

Pre-Submission Community Meeting

This meeting will provide the development team the opportunity to inform the community about the project design and answer questions, in advance of submitting our Site Development Plan to the County.

Sep, 21, 2023

Planning Board Meeting

This is a public hearing where the project team is requesting Planning Board approval of the Patuxent Commons Site Development Plan. Please come out and testify in support of the project! If you come in person, there is no need to sign up in advance; if you would like to testify virtually, you must sign up by September 20 at 7PM. More information on the Planning Board meeting location in Ellicott City can be found here: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions/planning-board