SANDY SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Tuesday morning, The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland said it expects the Maryland National Capitol Park & Planning Commission to issue a report Friday with recommendations for Farm Road residents in their ongoing battle over the removal of Farm Road from official maps as featured in WUSA 9 reporter Scott Broom's reports. Farm Road is located between Brooke and Goldmine roads in Sandy Spring, Md.
Caucus Chair, Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, Esq. said in a press release on Tuesday, "We have been informed that a favorable report will be issued by close of business Friday, July 12, 2013 and Park & Planning will keep their pledge to place this matter on their July 18, 2013 agenda."
The Caucus requested the report at the June 26, 2013 hearing concerning the Farm Road controversy between the M-NCPPC. M-NCPPC faced questioning regarding its approval of plans by a Montgomery County developer that omitted the existence of Farm Road from the planning map. According to reports, M-NCPPC then refused to recognize Farm Road, and without official recognition, residents can't secure building permits or establish addresses. A conservation easement covering the northern end of Farm Road has also impacted property values.