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MARCH/APRIL 2009

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Piles of Politics and Paperwork ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: • MNCBIA’s New Board Members • Community Service Awards


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Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association 1738 Elton Road, Suite 200 Silver Spring, MD 20903 Phone (301) 445-5400 Fax (301) 445-5499 E-mail: communications@mncbia.org Website: www.mncbia.org

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IN MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON, DC Representing Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St Mary’s Counties in Maryland and Washington, DC

Executive Committee THOMAS M. FARASY President JAMES KETTLER Vice President/ Calvert Co. DOUG MEEKER Vice President/ Charles Co. FRANK BOSSONG, IV, P.E. Vice President/ Montgomery Co. MARTY MITCHELL Vice President/ Prince George’s Co. EDWARD “GUY” CURLEY Vice President/ St. Mary’s Co.

BRIAN “A.J.” JACKSON Vice President/ Washington DC ROBERT A. JACOBS Associate Vice President BOB LARKIN Treasurer CHAS STUART JR. Secretary WILLIAM M. SHIPP Life Director RICHARD A. SULLIVAN JR. Immediate Past President STEPHEN P. ELMENDORF Legal Counsel DIANE K. SWENSON, CAE Executive Vice President

FEATURES 09

Land Use Policies Fixing a Broken System

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2009 Leadership Team Takes Office Tom Farasy Installed as 48th President

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Meet MNCBIA’s New Board Members

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2008 Community Service Winners Honored Making a Difference in the Community

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Winter Ball Bow Ties and Bids Share the Evening

Board of Directors Bill Bilo Hillary Colt Cahan Mike Conley Tony Crane Timothy Dugan Andrea Leahy-Fucheck Robert Harris Howard Katz Gary Kret David Lunden Stephen Paul

Nanci Porten Steve Proctor Marc Rose Andy Rosenthal Ray Sobrino Stephen Spano Clark Wagner Peggy White Bryan Whittington Carter Willson

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Executive Vice President - Diane K. Swenson, CAE Communications Manager - Kelly H. Grudziecki Financial Services Manager - Linda Groft Director of Government Affairs - F. Hamer Campbell, Jr. Associate Director/Legislative Affairs Raquel Montenegro Associate Director/Regulatory Affairs Annette T. Rosenblum Membership Coordinator - Debi Turpin Member Services Coordinator - Samantha Ager Program Manager - Builders Development Guaranty Group Debi Turpin Program Manager - Home Builders Care Foundation Patricia B. Kane

Published for: Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association 1738 Elton Road, Suite 200 Silver Spring, Maryland 20903 301 445-5400 Fax: 301 445-5499 E-mail: building@mncbia.org Website: www.mncbia.org Published by:

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PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2009/MNC-S0209/8132

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DEPARTMENTS 07

A Message from the President of MNCBIA

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The Legal Pad

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The Engineer’s Angle

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MNCBIA Membership News Stars Club New Members/Member Renewals Members in the News What Has MNCBIA Done for You Lately?

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Calendar of Events

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Advertiser.com

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Index of Advertisers

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

It’s Time to Step Outside the Box appy New Year! I am writing this during the first business week of 2009. There is optimism about the stock market, yet the real estate industry is far from emerging from the woods. Foreclosures continue to dominate our neighborhoods. The jurisdictions in which we do business seem to be operating in a vacuum. Based on the continued new proposed regulations, controls and social policy, it appears to be business as usual for the policymakers. The MNCBIA Board’s 2008 policy initiative that directed all county liaison committees to persuade counties, cities and other regulatory bodies to “toll” permit and plan expirations, roll back impact fees and other surcharges, and to take other measures to relieve our regulatory burdens, has faced an uphill battle. The MNCBIA leadership was able to gain some formal recognition of revisions needed for small business by the County Executive’s office in Montgomery County. Similar efforts have been underway in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. The effort for this initiative will continue in 2009. There is no doubt that these measures are not well understood by the stakeholders. As our industry continues in its conundrum and uncertainty is pervasive, we are experiencing several impacts: • Governmental revenue is down, creating deficits and the adoption of additional measures in order for the government to “balance” its revised budgets; • An extreme reluctance to grant anything that walks or talks like a concession; • An unwillingness to do anything, if the market turns around in the next six months; and • A continued lack of forward thinking to put governmental policies in place in order to insure successful programs and policies that balance the needs of the total constituency. It is apparent that any real estate recovery is not expected for quite some time, so we must ask… • When will county and city governments put systems and structures in place such that when the recovery does come, the building industry

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doesn’t spend the following two years getting their plans and permits re-approved? • When will county and city governments recognize that a “rollback” or a revisiting of the social policy add-ons will have to occur if we are to have any new affordable and/or workforce housing, or if any new project is to move forward? • When will county and city governments recognize that in order to have green development and increased affordable/workforce housing, other requirements have to be adjusted? For example heights, setbacks, road proffers, etc. • When will county and city governments balance their primary growth policies? If an infill project uses existing transportation infrastructure and raises the demand for transit infrastructure, when will the surcharges, fees, etc. be modified/reduced/eliminated to encourage developments of this character? • When will county and city governments implement policies to lengthen time for the bond improvement work? • When will certainty be put into the development plan process? We have been on a movement in all jurisdictions that results in the plan process taking years to be completed. • When will the principles of grandfathering new or revised regulations be held sacred? As risk takers, we need certainty that at some point in the plan process we are protected from any rule changes. One of the business practices that we all get to enjoy in 2009 is the realization that what we did last time probably won’t work this time. As an industry, we must be creative, we must seek communication with divergent views, we must network with each other – and we must think outside the box! The BIA staff assists us every day in pursing these lofty principles. As members, we are lucky to have a team of dedicated professionals who provide the platform for us to be part of the Association, learn from experiences, network with dynamic and creative people and grow and advance.

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Land Use SYSTEM By Michael Fickes ousing in the Maryland national capital region is broken. The housing industry is broken. So are housing politics. As a result, government’s land management policies have veered away from managing land in ways that prepare for the shape of things to come. The shape of things to come is a steep population growth curve. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than one million new residents will arrive in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area between now and 2030. Where will they find housing? Not in my back yard (NIMBY), say communities in and close to Washington, DC. “Individual neighborhoods don’t understand their role in the context of robust regional growth,” says Uwe Brandes, vice president of initiatives with the Washington, DC-based Urban Land Institute (ULI). “And that is where NIMBY comes from.” And NIMBY-ism is pushing regional housing and land use policies in a direction that won’t sustain new development — especially in the current economic environment.

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Land Use Policies Plus Recession Are Breaking The Housing Industry “In some areas of the national capital region, if someone were to give me land — free of charge — I still couldn’t make a housing development work,” says Roger M. Lebbin, president of Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc., in Rockville, MD. “Development costs, plus impact fees, will exceed the market value of the finished lot.” And new policies continue to raise developers’ costs in the region. In Montgomery County, for instance, affordable housing legislation is

under consideration. County officials involved in the process say that builders will benefit from the extra density that affordable housing adds to a project. Builders say no; they will have to sell affordable lots below cost to a second builder to handle the affordable units. In the end, the market rate units will subsidize the affordable units. In St. Mary’s County, officials enacted a system of transferrable development rights (TDRs) two years ago. The TDRs have boosted development costs. More recently, the County instituted a new Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) that controls the number of building lots available. “Fees generated by the APFO have re-opened two school districts that had been closed,” says Guy Curley, president of Liberty Homebuilder, Inc. in Great Mills. Builders hope the re-opened schools will meet the APFO school facilities test. That may not happen. The Catholic Church has always subsidized the private Catholic schools in the area. Recently, the Church withdrew the subsidy. “That could put up to 500 additional students into the public schools,” Curley says. “That would put us right back where we were before paying the APFO fees.” At the same time, continues Curley, the recession and the tight credit markets have caused lenders to refuse to include builders’ TDR costs or even regular development costs in loans. Further, loan to value ratios have risen. “They used to lend 50 percent on raw land,” Curley says. “Once you assemble the land, it could go to 70 percent or even 75 percent. Today, it’s a lot tougher. Some lenders won’t even look at a deal.

Some want a legally subdivided lot.” While tight credit is a temporary problem, Curley notes that some builders won’t make it through the temporary period. “For them, it’s permanent,” he says. A host of additional land use policies add more cost to land development: storm water management, historic preservation, environmental requirements and others. As the recession deepens, housing prices will fall further, making the cumulative total of fees and regulatory costs virtually impossible to bear. While some builders complain bitterly about the unfairness of the region’s land use policies, most recognize that they benefit communities. What builders don’t understand is why communities don’t in turn recognize the benefits that builders offer. “Homebuilders create jobs,” says Gary Rubino, division manager with the Laurel, MDbased consulting, planning and engineering firm of Greenhorne and O’Mara. “They provide the structure for collecting impact fees that go to public improvements including schools, roads and parks. And they build housing that accommodates growing populations that bring in retail and office development. “We can’t continue to heap more fees and surcharges onto them. The homebuilding industry can’t absorb it. We have to figure out a way to share these burdens more equitably.”

More Regulatory Headaches To Come In fact, homebuilders in the region may have to absorb more. “A new era of environmental regulations is coming,” says Dusty Rood,

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a principal with Rodgers Consulting, Inc. in Germantown, MD. “New regulations related to environmental site design and water quality are under development.” Environmental site design aims to replicate the natural hydrologic cycle, continues Rood. It encourages stormwater run off close to the source. It avoids stormwater treatment devices like chambers that filter water and opts for nonstructural concepts like grass filter strips. New water quality rules are also being discussed in connection with the Chesapeake Bay. The rules would require developers to mitigate

water quality problems by buying credits and implementing elaborate treatment systems. “Another trend that started in California and already moved to a couple of other states involves the state in the entitlement process, which has traditionally involved only cities and counties,” adds ULI’s Brandes. “In California, there are several examples of large master-planned communities undergoing state reviews to ensure that the projects align with state transportation and road construction plans.” The rationale goes to state concerns about air quality and greenhouse gas emission issues,

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which states can manage better by controlling where new roads are built. If a master-planned community is going to require a state to build new roads, a state may not go for it, particularly states like Maryland with cities like Baltimore, which the Environmental Protection Agency has designated as a non-attainment area in terms of air quality. New, as well as existing regulations, will make the emerging redevelopment framework more difficult for homebuilders. “Today, homebuilders are implementing redevelopment projects in our region,” says Rood. “These projects go in next to existing communities, where many residents don’t want change and make redevelopment that much more difficult. They go to hearings and express concerns that local governments make developers address, extending the time and adding to the cost of redevelopment. “Developers need to have an upside, and all of these things are chipping away at that upside.”

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“By 2030, this metropolitan region is going to be a lot bigger than it is today,” Brandes says. And this growth is coming in the shadow of two major regional facts, continues ULI’s Brandes. In cities like Washington, DC, and the surrounding jurisdictions, population growth is typically greater than local jurisdictions are willing to concede. On the other hand, the population is getting older. More people are living alone. Traditional families with a husband, wife and children make up a much smaller percentage of the population than ever before — the Census Bureau puts the percentage in the mid 20s. It’s easy to see that two things have to happen for the region to accommodate the coming population spike. First, local jurisdictions must become more realistic about forecasting growth, while finding ways to ensure access to healthy homebuilders not overburdened with the sole responsibility for community improvements. Second, homebuilders will have to become more realistic about the kind of housing people will want in the future. “It just can’t be all Greenfield development of single family homes,” Brandes says. “Some of it will be. But some of it will be compact mixed-use development around transportation hubs.” Some of it will be smaller than conventional multi-family housing. Much of it will be different, and homebuilders will have to change their approach to building just like local communities will have to change their approach to managing land use.

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2009 Leadership Team Takes Office

homas M. Farasy, president of Terra Verde Communities, LLC, was installed as the 48th President of the MNCBIA at the association general membership dinner on January 29. Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown conducted Tom’s installation, as well as that of the 2009 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Tom’s goals as he heads into what looks to be another challenging year

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are advocacy, education, networking and maintaining the fiscal integrity of the MNCBIA. The committees and councils, many of which are made up of longtime members, hit the ground running in January to champion our advocacy needs, strategize on how to grow our membership numbers, develop new and exciting education programs, generate ideas for fun networking events and insure the continued excellence of our association.

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2009 Meet MNCBIA’s New Board Members

The year 2009 sees some new faces joining the ranks of MNCBIA leadership. May we present, in alphabetical order… Hillary Colt Cahan Board of Directors Co-Chair, Celebrity Chefs Committee Hillary Colt Cahan has been involved with development, planning, project management and construction since 1988. She lived in Vermont before moving to Maryland and worked for a large wholesale grocery distributor, identifying and developing sites throughout New England. Hillary has worked for Gould Property Company since 2001. Konterra Town Center in Laurel, MD, has been her primary focus for the past several years. Other Gould projects include a new school building for the Glenelg Country School, permits and entitlements at the Savage Stone hard rock quarry in Howard County, contract negotiations and development work at the Villages at Wellington and Wilshire Estates housing projects in Prince George’s County, and development and entitlement work at the Annapolis Junction Business Park in Anne Arundel County. Hillary has two teenagers and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Towson University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

Howard B. Katz Board of Directors Co-Chair, Education Committee Prior to joining Michael Harris Development, Inc. as acquisitions and development director, Howard Katz held the position of vice president, strategic land acquisition for the DC Metro Division of Centex Homes. With more than 25 years of experience in planning and development, he joined

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Centex Homes in 1991 and during his 17- year career was involved in all facets of the homebuilding process, from initiating and negotiating new acquisitions and managing the land entitlement and development process to reviewing product sales of direct competitors, as well as sales and construction operational duties. Earlier in his career, Howard worked in local government planning as a planning consultant and for private developers. He has served on numerous committees, including MAME, Monument, PROs Awards and the Volume Business Council. In addition he has participated in NAHB Senior’s Housing Symposium, lecturing on active adult infill. A native of Maryland, Howard earned a B.A. in Urban & Environmental Studies and Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland.

David O’Bryan President, Builders’ Development Guaranty Group Board of Directors David O’Bryan has been involved in the building industry since 1980 when he started working for Charles P. Johnson and Associates as a junior at the University of Maryland in the civil engineering program. He currently is the director of operations, senior vice president, for the CPJ Maryland offices and is a registered professional engineer. During his career, David has designed and managed projects totaling more than 10,000 housing units in the suburban Maryland area. Throughout David’s 20 years as an MNCBIA member, he has been the chair of the Environmental Committee, the Associates Council, and served as a member on numerous other committees. He has served on MNCBIA’s Executive Committee and is a life director. He is also very appreciative of having received the MNCBIA Associate Member of the Year award.

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David is a native of Montgomery County, MD, having grown up in Silver Spring and Olney. He currently resides in Brookeville with his wife Donna and their six-year-old son Brendan.

Gregory Stephen Proctor, Jr. Board of Directors Gregory Stephen Proctor, Jr. (Steve) is founder, president and CEO of G. S. Proctor and Associates, Inc., a registered lobbying and consulting firm located in Upper Marlboro, MD. Since its founding in 1995, Steve and his associates have provided lobbying and consulting services at the federal, state and local levels of government. Monitoring legislation at all levels of government, Steve shares his expertise with designated representatives, civic associations, municipalities, faith-based organizations, community activists, private organizations and elected officials. He attends public hearings, community meetings, and the state legislature and is often called upon as a community liaison and professional consultant for real estate negotiations and agreements. A 1986 graduate of George Washington University, Steve earned his B.A. in Political Science and went on to receive credentials from the Realtors Institute. He and his wife Dianne have raised four boys and reside in Prince George’s County. In the community, Steve gives back through his work with the church, public schools, and coaching.

Marc Rose Board of Directors Co-Chair, Membership Committee Marc Rose joined his father in the operation of Michael T. Rose Companies (MTR) in 1992. Marc’s experience stems from his apprenticeship with his father,


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President, Building Industry Institute, Inc. Board of Directors Vice Chairman, Prince George’s County Liaison Committee Gary Rubino is a registered landscape architect

and division manager for planning and landscape architecture at the Laurel headquarters office of Greenhorne & O’Mara (G&O). He has worked for G&O for 24 years, assisting clients though the development process, from feasibility studies, to environmental evaluations, master planning, rezoning requests, conceptual designs, preliminary plans of subdivision, detailed site design, landscape design, tree conservation planning, engineering and permitting. As a graduate of Penn State University in Landscape Architecture, Gary has an awareness of the aesthetic and environmental opportunities that are inherent with every site and he strives to balance the client’s goals with the requirements of the regulations and political policies. For years Gary has been an active volunteer on MNCBIA committees and task groups to advocate for the building industry during reviews of items such as new master plans, legislation, ordinances, manuals and approval processes and procedures. He will remain committed to this goal as a board member and vice chairman of the Prince George’s County Liaison Committee in 2009.

Carter Willson Board of Directors Carter Willson is the owner and president of Carter, Inc., a Rockvillebased residential building and development company. He grew up in the Olney, MD area and has been involved in the homebuilding and development business for more than 30 years. After working with his father in the building industry for several years, Carter established Carter, Inc., in 1980. For the past 24 years, he has primarily been involved doing “in-fill” projects, first in the Silver Spring area, and for the past 20 years in the Bethesda and Potomac areas. Carter, Inc. has been involved in the construction of numerous custom and semi-custom homes and has also completed several land development projects in Montgomery County. Carter himself has been an active member of MNCBIA for several years and currently serves on the Custom Builder Council. Carter graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring MD, and Towson University. He, his wife Stephanie, and their three children, currently reside in Brookeville, MD.

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who guided him through all aspects of the family business from common labor, new home superintendent, head of customer service, new home salesman, customer coordinator and his present role today as president. He currently oversees projects in Maryland and Delaware. Prior to joining the company, Marc graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing. He has attended numerous seminars and discussion groups on land development, environmental protection, SMART development principals and is very active with the local associations in the states in which MTR does business. Marc is a member of the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees and the Washington Area Custom Builders Council. He is also the 2009 co-chair of the MNCBIA Membership Committee.


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he Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the 501 (c) (3) non-profit community outreach program affiliated with the Maryland National-Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA), named the winners of the 2008 Community Service Awards at the association’s January dinner meeting. The award is presented annually to individuals or companies in the local home building industry in recognition of significant contributions to the community through unselfish efforts and dedication in support of projects that help the poor and disadvantaged in our communities.

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Five outstanding building industry members were honored. Awards were presented in the following categories: The Community Builder Award – presented in recognition of a builder member who helps raise awareness of the industry’s spirit of giving; The Directors Award – presented in recognition of leadership and advocacy for the mission and purpose of Home Builders Care; and the Tom Sawyer Award – presented in recognition of significant in-kind donations to HBCF’s shelter-related projects. The Foundation’s first service award, the Community Builder Award, was presented to three worthy recipients for their efforts during the past year. Newland Communities was the first to be honored. Since 2006, Newland Communities has held Life is good® Pumpkin Festivals in its’ communities from coast-to-coast. Free to attend, the pumpkin festivals give families a fun-filled day of pumpkin carving, games, music, food and more, all the while raising funds for charity. For the past two years, locally, a large portion of the proceeds from the Clarksburg Town Center Festival benefited Home Builders Care Foundation’s own HomeAid Washington, DC, chapter and its ongoing efforts to help families in need. The second Community Builder Award was presented to Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc. For years, Mid-Atlantic has been a MARCH/APRIL 2009

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strong supporter of the Home Builders Care program. Last spring, this home builder captained an HBCF project for Hearts and Homes for Youth, bringing together its business partners, employees and friends to improve a transitional home for eight at-risk adolescent males in Hyattsville. Approximately $25,000 of work was completed, with the majority of the work being done by MidAtlantic employees. Additionally in 2008, MidAtlantic undertook a second corporate community service project for the Jewish Housing & Community Development Corporation of Greater Washington DC (Yachad) and helped renovate a kitchen for a low-income homeowner. TW Perry was honored with the third Community Builder Award. The company has long had a commitment to community and for the past number of years has generously provided in-kind donations of materials to charitable construction programs like the Home Builders Care Foundation and Rebuilding Together. In 2008, an HBCF project for the Yellow Ribbon Fund also benefited from TW Perry’s goodwill. The project, to construct a new 10,000 sq. ft. accessible courtyard on the grounds of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was chaired by TW Perry’s own Ed Quinn, a Yellow Ribbon Fund board member. Last May, after six-months of construction, the Mologne House Courtyard was dedicated and now serves as a welcome retreat for wounded servicemen and women and their families during their time of healing. The Directors Award was presented to Brett Egloff. In January 2008, Brett announced

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his Run for Shelter - his personal challenge to help raise awareness and money for the Home Builders Care Foundation. After months and weeks of training and personally soliciting more than 75 sponsors, Brett was ready to run the Frederick Half Marathon. In May, he completed his mission by crossing the finish line at a time of 2 hours 20 minutes and 37 seconds in his first ever road race, raising nearly $11,000 for Home Builders Care. The Tom Sawyer Award was presented to Annandale Millwork/Allied Systems of Winchester Virginia for their contributions to the construction of the Men’s Emergency Shelter Addition in Rockville. When the originally bid supplier of lumber and wall panels was unable to perform on the shelter project, Annandale Millwork stepped in with quality service, in good time, and at a greatly reduced cost. Their outstanding hands-on effort has helped Builder Captain Winchester Homes complete the project on time and under budget. In addition to these community service awards, a special honorary award of appreciation was presented to Ron Keefer of Winchester Homes in recognition of his day-to-day commitment and leadership on the $600,000 Men’s Emergency Shelter Addition project. The cooperation, dedication and spirit of our 2008 Community Service Award Winners are excellent examples of why the Home Builders Care program succeeds in enhancing the lives of poor and homeless individuals and families in our communities.


Bow Ties and Bids at BIA’s

Winter Ball he annual winter gala is one of MNCBIA’s mostly highly anticipated events. It’s the final event of the year where members come together to share stories of the past and pass on good wishes for the year to come. And the first snowfall (okay, it was a dusting) of the winter season certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Close to 140 guests were treated to cocktails and roving appetizers, followed by a four-course gourmet meal in a room decked out in holiday red and white. The regular cover band was replaced this year by a Deejay who was spinning tunes from the 70s and 80s, as well as some special requests (Frank Sinatra anyone?). An important part of BIA’s winter gala is Home Builders Care Foundation’s silent auction, from which all proceeds go to support HCBF’s ongoing shelter-related community service projects. More than 25 items were up for bid this year, ranging from electronics and sports memorabilia to jewelry and a weeklong stay in an oceanfront condo. Thanks to the generosity (and competitive spirit) of MNCBIA members, the auction brought in nearly $5,000 for Home Builders Care. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Joseph C. Rodgers Sr. Award for outstanding associate member of MNCBIA and the Milton E. Kettler Award for lifetime achievement. This year’s recipients were Bill Bilo of DICO Inc. ,taking home the Rodgers Award, and Peter G. Byrnes, winning the Kettler Award.

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Design Guidelines: The Next Frontier of Land Use Regulation By Derick Berlage, Venable, LLP well. Prince George’s Planning Chairman Samuel Parker, Montgomery ot coverage, setbacks, building heights and parking have long Chairman Royce Hanson, and senior officials in other Maryland jurisbeen regulated by local zoning ordinances. More and more, dictions are all touting the design guidelines are being benefi ts of design controls. added as an additional regulatory Hopefully, design guidelayer, giving planning officials deHopefully, design guidelines will foster attractive lines will foster attractive tailed control over site and buildcommunities. But they will ing design. Initially, this higher communities. But they will also raise the cost of also raise the cost of developscrutiny was reserved for historic development and increase approval times. ment and increase approval districts and large mixed-use times. In the current market, projects in urban areas. But the they may make the difference trend toward design guidelines is between a project that pencils out and one that doesn’t. Among other accelerating rapidly and will soon be applied to many types of projthings, design guidelines may require: ects. Developers and builders need to be prepared to navigate this • Mandatory design variety in doorways, windows and facades; new labyrinth. • No stucco, split-faced block, concrete, or faux wood grain on buildThe trend is clear. When Prince George’s County adopted the ing facades; Capitol Heights Transit District Development Plan, it included 46 pages • Utility boxes and meters may not be visible from the street; of development standards and guidelines – the longest single sec• Permeable pavement in driveways and walkways; tion in the plan. The new White Flint, Germantown, and Glenn Dale• All parking must be in the rear; Lanham-Seabrook master plans are likely to have design guidelines as • The use of alleys; • Building entrances that face the street; • Sustainable, green-building features; • Maximum southern exposure for outdoor amenities; • Minimum heights, minimum lot coverages and zero setbacks from the sidewalk; to create urban character. Sometimes the guidelines will be set out in the master plan, and sometimes planning commissions will be given the power to impose guidelines on their own, without legislative review. How should developers and builders cope with the growing popularity of design guidelines? First, look carefully at the master plan and the zoning that applies to your site. Forewarned is forearmed. Commercial Services Include: SECURITY & ACCESS CONTROL • STRUCTURES Then find out whether there is a move afoot to add design guidelines ENVIRONMENTAL & LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS to the master plan or the zone, and figure out whether your project TRANSPORTATION & UTILITY PROTECTION • RECREATIONAL AMENITIES can realistically be filed in time to proceed under the old rules. Even Quality Craftsmanship • Expert Commercial Installation then, be aware that when future design guidelines are contemplated LONG® Quality Products: for an area, planning staff may find a back door way to apply those TREX SECLUSIONS®, Chain Link, Vinyl, Iron & Wood Fences guidelines now. Decks • Pavers • Guardrail • Steel Bollards • Site Amenities Design guidelines, by their very nature, are more subjective than traTennis Courts • Ornamental Iron • Dumpster Enclosures Razor Tape • Perimeter Security • Automated Gates ditional rules on lot coverage, setbacks and building heights. Therefore Bollards • LongGuard™ • Temporary Fencing it helps to be familiar with the design principles of the staff planner And So Much More! who will review your project, and consult carefully with staff early in FREE ESTIMATES ~ CALL TODAY! the process. Hiring the right consultant is also important. Land planners and civil engineers who enjoy a reputation for having “the right design stuff” may find a warmer reception than consultants who are considered less imaginative. Using an architect may also make a big Financing Options Available • 4 Convenient Locations to Serve You difference, if the project can afford one. Like it or not, design guidelines are here to stay.

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Environmental Site Design: A New Way of Thinking By Rand Postell, P.E., Senior Technical Director, Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc. aryland’s Stormwater Management (SWM) Act of 2007 (Act) requires establishing a comprehensive process for stormwater management, implementing Environmental Site Design (ESD) to the maximum extent practicable and ensuring that structural practices (conventional SWM methods) are used only when absolutely necessary.

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ESD Will Require Stakeholder Cooperation Homeowners will need to be educated to the intent and environmental value of the proposed ESD techniques that are applied to their lots. Changing from an “end of pipe” (public facility), maintained by the County and HOA to an “at the source” (private) treatment approach will shift the burden on individual

homeowners to ensure proper function and maintenance of the BMPs in their yard. Local government will need to develop tracking procedures for inspection and maintenance of these private BMPs. Previous changes to state and local Stormwater Management regulations placed most of the burden on the design engineer to implement the necessary changes. This usually resulted in a modification to the “end of pipe” SWM facilities, but had minimal impact on the other stakeholders. Implementing ESD will require input and understanding from all stakeholders, with a shared goal of meeting the community’s development needs, while minimizing the impacts of that development on the receiving waters. Rand Postell, P.E., is a Senior Technical Director at Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc., (G&O). He performs stormwater management and floodplain studies, and designs wetland mitigation sites, stormwater management facilities, infiltration devices, hydraulic structures, energy dissipation structures, storm drains, open channels, and erosion and sediment control for residential subdivisions and industrial/commercial developments. Mr. Postell serves on local advisory committees for Stormwater Management policies and standards.

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MNCBIA Membership Members in the News The Bartley Corporation is now a Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) Certified Contractor, the only one in the Baltimore, Washington Metropolitan area. To become a CFA Certified Contractor, concrete construction companies must pass a comprehensive exam and formally apply for the certification through the CFA. An independent certification review board verifies the company meets the required elements. Additionally, an annual audit is also performed to renew the CFA Certified Contractor designation. Bowman Consulting announced that Bob Long has joined the executive team of its corporate office. As a Business Development Executive, Long will promote the firm’s business lines, which include geothermal design/build services. Prior to joining Bowman he worked at Fraser Forbes as Director of Commercial Land Sales throughout Virginia and Maryland. Mr. Long is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. G. E. Fielder & Associates, Chtd. (GEF) was named one of the 2008 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms for MD, VA and DC. Each year, the Top 100 MBE Award recognizes enterprising women and minority entrepreneurs that fuel the region’s economy through their innovation by making significant contributions to their clients, professions, industries and communities. GEF also announced that Valorie LaCour joined the distinguished list of The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals. Under the U.S.

Green Building Council guidelines, the LEED Accredited Professional have a demonstrated understanding of the use and implementation of environmentally friendly, sustainable resources and practices for the engineering and construction industry. In addition, GEF welcomed Judy HanksHenn, as artist and graphic illustrator. She is a registered landscape architect in Maryland, specializing in urban design. Andie Murtha also joined the firm as site designer. Leahy & DeSmet, LLC welcomed Steven C. DeSmet as a member of the firm. Mr. DeSmet is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on intellectual property prosecution and licensing, Internet law, entertainment law and business law. He has experience both in private practice and with the federal government as well as a Masters of Law Degree in Intellectual Property. The firm, formally know as Leahy & Griffin, has a new web address as well, www.leahylegal.com. Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc. (LSA) announced that the firm’s Downtown Silver Spring redevelopment project was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. The EPA created the honors to recognize outstanding approaches to development that benefit the economy, the community, public health, and the environment. Award winners were selected based on their successful use of smart growth to improve existing communities or to build new communities that expand economic development opportunities, enhance quality of life, and preserve the natural environment. The Downtown Silver Spring redevelopment project was one of four

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MNCBIA Membership What Has MNCBIA Done Lately? • The Montgomery County Liaison Committee sent a proposal for Energy Star for Homes alternatives to Bob Hoyt, MC DEP Director, and requested a meeting to discuss. • After a meeting with Montgomery County Liaison Chair and Committee members, County Executive Ike Leggett presented an 11-point stimulus package to the Council, recommending deferral of fees and impact taxes for 12 months from their due date, increase expiration periods to 18 months, extend APF validity periods from five to seven years, and up to an 18-month delay on new legislative and regulatory requirements. • The Prince George’s Liaison Committee, through its chairman and TDR Work Group, was able to get the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) bill, CB-802008, tabled at the November Council public hearing. • The Prince George’s Stormwater Management Subcommittee provided comments on the state’s Stormwater Management Act of 2007, asking for changes to the proposed regulations that will help with grandfathering and redevelopment issues. • MNCBIA provided comments on the Montgomery County Sustainability Working Group’s proposed recommendations for the County’s Climate Action Plan. • The Environmental Committee Chair is participating in the State of Maryland’s “No Tree Loss Task Force.” • The Green Building Committee initiated an educational examination of the final draft of the NAHB National Green Building Standard that will cover at least one chapter at each monthly meeting. • Due to push back on fee increases by building industry members of the WSSC Liaison Committee, the WSSC is delaying consideration of a new fee structure for hydraulic reviews for six months. • The Ambassador’s Club held a New Member Orientation to welcome and encourage new BIA members to become actively involved in the association. • MNCBIA hosted Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown as the guest speaker at the January general membership dinner meeting and Installation. • MNCBIA generated positive media coverage in the Washington Post’s “Montgomery Extra” section of the generosity of the home building industry through the annual Food Drive and in the Washington Business Journal of the annual Toy Drive.

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State Government & Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

4 Commercial Builders Council meeting Development Review Process Subcommittee [DRPS] meeting Green Building Committee Environmental Committee Calvert County Liaison Committee

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6 Prince George’s Liaison Committee

7 Day at the Races - Home Builders Care Fundraising Event

9 State Government & Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

10 Real Estate Finance Committee meeting Codes & Standards Committee meeting

13 PROS Awards Committee meeting

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