Site of planned Chick Fil A in Prince Frederick shortly after a stop work order was issued. The order has since been rescinded and grading has resumed.

Prince Frederick, MD – After briefly being stalled due to a reportedly inadvertent grading and tree removal on an adjoining property, the highly anticipated project that will bring Calvert County its first Chick Fil A location is back on track. During its Sept. 20 meeting the Calvert County Planning Commission granted the project preliminary site plan approval.

In a memo to the Planning Commission, principal planner Judy Mackall noted the application was tabled at the panel’s August meeting due to a “stop work order” that was issued due to the work crew’s error.  Mackall stated that grading permit for the segment of the adjacent site—Ruby Tuesday—was issued, “the replat for removal of the trees has been received and associated bonds posted. The stop work order was lifted on Sept. 9.”

The Prince Frederick Chick Fil A site will include a 4,795-square foot building, 69 parking spaces and two separate entrances—one of Route 2/4 and the other on Costley Way. Department of Planning and Zoning staff has reviewed the project and found it compliant with Calvert’s Comprehensive Plan, County Zoning Ordinance and the Prince Frederick Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

It was just over one year ago that the agent for Curtis Investment Group (CIG) presented a concept plan to the Planning Commission for their review. At the time, CIG had not purchased the parcels, which had buildings on them. Those structures have since been demolished and the applicant was granted a grading permit prior to obtaining preliminary site plan approval. There is no indication when the project will be back on the Planning Commission’s agenda for final site plan approval.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com