Windmill Creek

The Refuge at Windmill Creek, a 90 single-family lot development off Beauchamp Road, passed another preliminary plat review during the Worcester County Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Development will next seek approval of construction drawings, building permit

(Feb. 14, 2020) The Refuge at Windmill Creek continues to move closer to beginning construction, as it passed through the Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday for another preliminary plat review. The 90-single family lot subdivision will be located on the northwest side of Beauchamp Road and north of Racetrack Road. 

The project passed its first step back in July, when the planning commission approved the concept plan. Windmill Creek then received residential planned community status from the Worcester County Commissioners on Sept. 3. 

Following that, the project passed step two of the master plan on Nov. 7, but on the condition that the developers, Blue Water Development, extend the sidewalk to both sides of Beauchamp Road for bicycle and pedestrian safety. The original plan had the sidewalk only extending toward St. John Neumann Catholic Church. 

The housing development will be the first residential planned community in Worcester County in 11 years. Chris Larmore, a contractor with Blue Water, said housing construction could begin by late summer or early fall. 

Larmore also said that Blue Water is in the process of obtaining the building permit. The next step is involves the approvals of the construction drawings.

Elizabeth covers Worcester County issues for Ocean City Today. In 2018, she graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a bachelor of arts. After graduation, Elizabeth spent a year with Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Wilmington, Delaware.

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