The VPC has been working with the Hanover Road Association, the county, and BGE to find a better location for the regional substation proposed by the utility. The initial site, the former Camp Holiday property, is within the Piney Run Rural Legacy Area, a highly unsuitable location for a large, industrial facility. BGE has worked cooperatively with the community to identify and secure an alternative site. A site off of Route 30 has been identified and appears to better meet the needs of BGE and is a more satisfactory location from the community’s perspective. The utility has set January 31 as the deadline for securing properties needed for the alternative site. If they are successful, plans will move forward for a special exception and development plan on the Hanover Pike site. If they cannot secure the properties needed by January 31, they will abandon that effort and move forward with plans to seek a special exception on the Kemp Road (former Camp Holiday) site.