The new Severn Center will create a community center to house both a senior activity center and a Boys & Girls Club, providing similar activities and opportunities for different generations. County Executive Steuart Pittman believes that the project “will put young lives on a path to success and provide elderly neighbors with the quality of life that we owe them.”
MK provided civil engineering and landscape architecture for the site, shared with an elementary school. A new entrance to the site and new parking will be designed. Stormwater management and forest conservation plans were created, addressing current regulations.
The property is adjacent to Van Bokkelen Elementary School, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools donated the property for this project. The site was developed in coordination with AACPS to allow use of main drive aisle in the future.
Site amenities were designed to be welcoming and accessible including outdoor courtyards and sidewalked pathways. There are also future opportunities for outdoor public art, performance space, community gardens, and exercise stations.