Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Howard Square on Friday, June 7 Marked the Revitalization of the Route 1 Corridor

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Howard Square on Friday, June 7 Marked the
                    Revitalization of the Route 1 Corridor

PR Newswire

ELKRIDGE, Md., June 12, 2013

ELKRIDGE, Md., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new community of Howard
Square in Elkridge, Maryland marked the next chapter of the Route 1 Corridor's
thriving revitalization. Developed by Atapco Properties, the community will
offer apartments by Atapco and the Dolben Companies and townhomes from Ryan
Homes. H&H Rock Companies started the original concept for the Howard Square
development, much of which is being built today. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, an official ribbon cutting ceremony was
held on Friday, June 7 at 9:30am. Keynote speakers Ken Ulman, Howard County
Executive, and Marsha McLaughlin, Howard County Director of Planning and
Zoning, spoke in high praise of both the county's vision and the execution of
community development standards by Howard Square developers Atapco Properties,
the Dolben Companies, H&H Rock and Ryan Homes. A large crowd of visitors, both
from the area and beyond, attended the event to welcome this extraordinary new
community to Elkridge. Also in attendance were State Delegate Guy Guzzone,
Councilman Calvin Ball, Atapco Properties President Kevin McAndrews, Howard
County Department of Inspections Director Robert J. Frances, Howard County
Deputy Director of Public Works Tom Butler, and officials from the Howard
County Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Law, Real
Estate Services, and Licenses and Permits.

Howard Square will feature 408 spacious townhomes from Ryan Homes, a company
that has become synonymous with the highest quality homes, great neighborhood
design and unparalleled customer service. Ryan Homes at Howard Square will
offer a variety of floorplans from the 16' Hepburn model townhome to the
luxurious 20' Composer Series townhomes. With 100% ENERGY STAR^® Certified
homes, comprehensive warranty coverage, customer support that lasts long after
move-in day, it's no wonder why 98% of Ryan homeowners say they would
recommend Ryan Homes to friends and family.

Affordability and value stand as the hallmarks of Howard Square, one of the
most successful communities in Howard County. This thoughtfully planned
community of townhomes and apartments is located on what will be a new
signalized corner of Route 1 and Montevideo Road in Howard County. Its close
proximity to Route 1 and I-95 will allow residents to easily access the
popular employment corridors in Baltimore, Washington and Columbia. An on-site
parking garage and retail destinations located within the community will also
offer residents the kind of convenience they desire right at home.
Additionally, there are over seven acres of open space located throughout the
community, including: two acres of forest with trails, a town square urban
park, a chess park with chess tables, a tot-lot and picnic area with grills
and tables. Howard Square is served by sought-after Howard County Schools.
Major retail shopping destinations at the Columbia Gateway Shopping Center and
the Columbia Mall are only minutes away.

Verde, the apartment component of Howard Square, will be Howard County's first
new LEED Gold apartments. The apartment project has been registered with the
US Green Building Council and is designed to a LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) Gold Standard. As part of the design, the building will
use 40% less water than comparable buildings and consume 40% less energy.
Verde will also be equipped with a solar array that will provide approximately
13% of the building's total energy consumption.

Howard Square is developed by Atapco Properties, who in conjunction with the
Dolben Companies is constructing 299 new apartments within the community. The
apartment project is the first and only LEED Gold apartment project in Howard
County and has been registered with the US Green Building Council. Atapco is a
Baltimore-based, full-service development company that has been in the real
estate business for over five decades and currently owns and operates
properties in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia,
and North Carolina. For Atapco, sustainable development means developing and
operating properties in environmentally and socially responsible ways that
create shared long-term value and growth for all stakeholders. Atapco is
committed to this concept and looks at each new project as an opportunity to
incorporate integrated "green" approaches that can maximize both economic and
environmental performance. 

For more information on the new townhomes at Howard Square, please call (410)
799-5763 or visit RyanHomes.com. For more information about the new apartments
at Howard Square, please contact the Dolben Company at (301) 912-3600.

About NVR, Inc.
NVR, Inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage
banking. The homebuilding unit sells and builds homes under the Ryan Homes,
NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes and Heartland Homes trade names, and operates in 27
metropolitan areas in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information
about NVR, Inc. and its brands, visit www.nvrinc.com, www.ryanhomes.com,
www.nvhomes.com, www.foxridgehomes.com and www.heartlandluxuryhomes.com.

The information in this press release is subject to change and the pricing and
other features of any NVR-built home will be established at the time of sale.
ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. government.


Website: http://www.nvrinc.com
Contact: Townhomes at Howard Square (410) 799-5763, Apartments at Howard
Square (301) 912-3600
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