State of Maryland Prepares for BRAC in Anne Arundel County

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster

The Capital recently reported that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed the creation of a special BRAC sub-cabinet position under the direction of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

The state has set aside $2.5 million in planning money to widen Route 175 and $3.2 million for a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding around Gambrills awaits a decision by the Board of Public Works.

State and county officials are trying to plan now for the regional impact of the military influx.

BRAC is expected to bring 25,300 new households to Maryland, with 4,500 anticipated in Anne Arundel, according to Robert Eberhart Hall, Mr. O'Malley's nominee for planning secretary.

More than 5,000 military jobs are expected to come to Fort Meade through 2010, with 20,000 private contractors following. The economic effect locally could be $5 billion annually by 2010.

Altogether, Maryland is expected to receive 40,000 to 60,000 jobs from BRAC over the next decade.

-excerpts from The Capital Newspaper, Thursday, January 25, 2007

Comments (2)

Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
This is the second BRAC blog I have read this week.  We had to deal with them too when we lived in Clovis New Mexico way back..not fun if you are on the chopping block and great if they are expanding in your area.
Jan 25, 2007 09:25 AM
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Advantage Avenue Real Estate - Wesley Chapel, FL
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Jan 26, 2007 02:39 AM