Erickson Living has an earned reputation around the country as a good neighbor. As part of its CEF-M (Community Enhancement Floating – Mixed) zoning proposal, we wanted to use our enhancement requirement to solve challenges and desires prioritized by the community. Over the past three years, Erickson Living has held more than 50 community meetings with the local River Hill and Clarksville communities to determine what enhancements are most important to the people who live and work in the area. As the operator and end-user of the project, Erickson Living wants to ensure that the proposed enhancements are reflective of this significant community input. As a result, the proposed enhancements fall within four categories: (1) transportation improvements, (2) pedestrian connections, (3) meeting space, and (4) an intergenerational park.

Proposed Enhancements Summary

Transportation Improvements

Traffic concerns within this area of Clarksville Pike is the number one issue we heard when meeting with the community. In order to address this challenge, Erickson Living is proposing a comprehensive strategy to improve the traffic conditions along this corridor, including but not limited to: a signalized intersection at Linden Linthicum Lane, realignment of Sheppard Lane, and expanding Route 108 from two lanes to five in front of the community.


Pedestrian Connections

The Route 108 corridor currently lacks sidewalks that connect to businesses and other destinations. The community expressed a strong desire to connect the residential areas of River Hill and Clearview to the commercial core located between Linden Linthicum Lane and Great Star Drive. As a result, Erickson Living is proposing multi-use pathways (pending right-of-way availability) from Meadow Vista Way to Great Star Drive in alignment with the Clarksville Streetscape Design Guidelines.

Meeting Space

The Clarksville community has expressed a desire to have space available within the proposed Erickson Living at Limestone Valley community to have meetings/congregate. Erickson Living has proposed making its Welcome Center available for meetings by reservation for the larger Clarksville community when not in use by the sales and marketing team.

Intergenerational Park

The Clarksville community has expressed a desire for a community gathering place along the Route 108 corridor. Erickson Living has adjusted their development plan to include a 5-acre park along the frontage of the property. The Erickson Living team worked closely with the local community to determine what amenities are most important in this park. The current park plan is reflective of the community’s desires.