Development Facilitators, Inc.

Development Facilitators, Inc.

Shore Drive is a single family home located in Edgewater, Maryland. The project is part of an older subdivision, there was an existing home, dilapidated boat house straddling the property lines, and this lot is situated on 0.12 acres of land. The existing home was with in the 100’ buffer to tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and did not meet setbacks for the R-5 zoning and required multiple variances for reconstruction plus the site had a very narrow water frontage and with standard setbacks for a pier would be left with no room for a pier and / or  boat slip; therefore DFI prepared and processed a variance to set backs to allow a new home to be constructed and construct a pier such that this newly constructed waterfront home could have the same privileges to the water as the surrounding homes. All documents and testimony for the hearing were provided by DFI. The variance was granted, and permits were secured to build a new home and construct a pier and mooring piles for a boat slip. Stormwater management for the site was designed utilizing the environmental site design criteria based upon the new state and county stormwater management criteria. Stormwater management was addressed by utilizing the nonstructural credits to the maximum extent and by a Landscape infiltration device.  This spectacular water front home would have been left with no pier or boat slip if not for the diligent work of the staff at DFI, to obtain not only the variances required for the pier and mooring piles but then the permits from Maryland Department of the Environment also.

Overhill Road is a single family home located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The project is part of an old subdivision from the  early 1900’s, then later in the 70’s state highway administration also took part of the lots for state right of way, leaving this lot is situated on 0.09 acres of land. The remaining lot was only 37’ in width and a corner lot to make matters worse. The site could only support a 10’ wide home which is not a feasible home for this area; therefore DFI prepared and processed a variance to set backs to allow a 20’ wide home to be constructed. All documents and testimony for the hearing were provided by DFI. The variance was granted, and permits were secured to build a 20’ wide home on this small corner lot. Stormwater management for the site was designed utilizing the environmental site design criteria based upon the new state and county stormwater management criteria. Stormwater management was addressed by utilizing the nonstructural credits to the maximum extent and by a Landscape infiltration device.  Variances are not always easy but with DFI’s experienced staff our clients will be well informed as to what to expect and we will use our “out of the box” thinking to make the best of every lot no matter how large or how small.