Carter Farm Agrihood

Green Development and ReMAKE group have partnered to develop an agrihood community in the Town of Centreville, MD. The project is located on a 46-acre former farm site and within a Critical Area of the Chesapeake Bay. The site is also of historical significance as the largest remaining tract of land in Centreville from the 1670 Chesterfield Manor land grant issued by Lord Baltimore—a portion of which later was used for the formation of “Centre Ville” as the Queen Anne’s County seat. This walkable, in-town location presents an ideal opportunity to create a new model for sustainable development on the Eastern Shore.

Carter Farm site is in the lower left corner.
Photo credit: “The Course of the Corsica: A Report on Restoration”, Corsica River Conservancy.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Stay tuned here for upcoming meetings in 2022. If you have a specific question, please contact us and we’ll help you get the information that you’re looking for.

Upcoming Meetings

June 23, 2022
Town Council consideration of the Carter Farm Growth Allocation

Past Meetings

May 19, 2022
Town Council Public Hearing on the Carter Farm Growth Allocation

April 20, 2022
Centreville Planning Commission meeting: Carter Farm Growth Allocation Public Hearing

April 7, 2022
Centreville Town Council meeting: Carter Farm PUD Preliminary Application – consideration for Conditional Approval

March 17, 2022
Centreville Town Council meeting: Carter Farm Public Open House report

March 16, 2022
Centreville Planning Commission meeting: growth allocations general discussion

March 13, 2022
Public Open House: held to provide the community an opportunity to meet the developers, learn more and provide comments about the proposed Carter Farm development. (Materials provided at the meeting are available further below.)

Development plans include restoration of the 12.5-acre buffer area to improve wildlife habitat and water quality of the adjacent Corsica River that flows into the Bay. A total of 126 residential units are proposed for the site which is much less than the current zoning will allow. This reduced density preserves up to 5-acres of the site for a working farm along with a farm stand for public access to fresh food and multi-purpose areas for community events. Additionally, a commercial component will be marketed to service and retail providers that are food and wellness focused such as a farm to table restaurant and local products market. Public trails and view overlooks are also proposed for the site to fully integrate the site and its new residents into the surrounding community.

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Growth Allocation Request for the Carter Farm Traditional Neighborhood Development.
Presented to Centreville Town Council on April 20, 2022.
(5.2 MB .pdf)

Learn More About Agrihoods

An “agrihood” is an organized community that integrates agriculture into a residential neighborhood. The purpose of these communities is to facilitate food production while at the same time providing connectedness, recreation and a higher quality of life for members of the community. (Wikipedia)

View the following video from the Urban Land Institute to learn more about agrihoods and how the presence of these developments in town plans can make communities more diverse, vibrant, and enjoyable to live in.

Agrihoods: Cultivating Best Practices, published in 2018 by Urban Land Institute.

The Carter Farm site is within the a Critical Area of the Chesapeake Bay and located at the head of the Corsica River. The site is also an infill site located within the Town of Centreville. The Buffer Area that surrounds over half of the site includes steep slopes with a twenty-five foot elevation change and is overgrown with invasive species. The proposed Carter Farm development is being undertaken as a conservation development that includes extreme measures to reduce impervious surfaces and restore habitats that will improve the current conditions of the site and the Corsica watershed. The development team has met with representatives of the Corsica River Conservancy to provide information about the project and seek input on best practices along with expressing interest in future collaboration.

carter farm agrihood site plan
Carter Farm Agrihood Preliminary Site Plan (March 10, 2022)
currently under review by the Town of Centreville, MD
Rendering of Phase 1 area and cottage style homes. Hill & Hurtt Architects

Housing will include single family, townhome, and multi-family type units that together will total 126 new families living on the site and contributing to the local economy. The Phase I development area includes 25 single-family units that will be Net Zero Ready and other sustainability features. The common areas and overall design approach are an intentional approach to foster community building. Several prospective buyers have served as a focus group and been engaged in the planning process since project conception in 2019.

Carter Farm Agrihood Development Summary

March 2022 | 360 KB .pdf

“A conversation with Rebecca Flora” Queen Anne County TV (November 3, 2021)

The developers have presented the project to representatives from the Queen Anne’s Historical Society and the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne’s County to provide information and discuss future collaboration.

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Aerial view of the Carter Farm site, located along the Corsica River in Centreville, Maryland.
Photo by ReMAKE Group.

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