Landscape Construction at the Hilltop Housing Complex in Ellicott City

April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Hilltop Phase I
Hilltop Phase I

Our crews are spending more time out in Howard County recently as we begin work on hard and softscaping for Phase I of the Hilltop Housing complex and a new recreation center in Ellicott City, Maryland. The Hilltop site and the new recreation center will comprise the first phase of redevelopment for what will eventually be a larger, mixed income community.

The Howard County Housing Commission plans for the project call for Hilltop Housing on Mount Ida Drive and the neighboring Ellicott Terrace apartments to be replaced by a mix of 273 housing units, some at market-rate and others subsidized. Included will be a new, 45,000-square-foot public recreation center, which County Executive Ken Ulman describes as a “fabulous state-of-the-art recreation center that will uplift not just the immediate community but … the entire area.”

The result will be a new, and so far nameless, community that is to be completed in 2014. Phase I – Hilltop and the recreation center – will be completed first, in 2013.

E-Landscape’s scope includes landscape planting, specialty soil mixes, bioretention facilities, and the construction of segmental walls.

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