Browning-Ferris plans new facility

COMMERCIAL REALTY NOTES

August 28, 1991|By Edward Gunts

Representatives of Browning-Ferris Industries will hold a ground-breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today for a Materials Recovery Facility in Elkridge that will have the capacity to process up to 300 tons per day of mixed grades of paper, cardboard and mixed containers.

The $4 million, 42,000-square-foot recycling plant will be one of the most technologically advanced of its type in the nation and will result in the creation of 30 new jobs for Browning-Ferris Industries, which now has 115 employees.

The plant will be located on Cemetery Lane behind Luskins off U.S. 1 in Elkridge. D. R. Brasher of Columbia was the architect, and J. Vinton Schaefer & Sons is the builder.

When complete in early 1992, the plant will house a recycling education center. It will have research materials, product samples, audio visual displays and a large viewing gallery overlooking the recycling area.

"We plan to provide tours and educational programs to school groups, scouts, organizations and any individual interested in recycling," said Jim Stone, BFI district manager.

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Owners of the Admiral Fell Inn at 818 S. Broadway in Fells Point are proceeding with plans to expand the inn from 38 to 80 guest rooms.

Plans also call for the addition of 3,000 square feet of rooftop banquet and meeting space, 4,000 square feet of retail space along Thames Street, and a new eatery called Admiral Fell Inn at the Point.

Jim Widman, one of the partners in the inn, appeared before Baltimore's Design Advisory Panel last week and presented revised plans for a $4.5 million project that entails expanding the inn into the buildings at 1630-1636 Thames St. and 814-816 S. Broadway, as well as part of the inn's rear courtyard.

A decision by Baltimore's Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals to approve the expansion was appealed earlier this year by a group of neighboring property owners, but the appeal has been dismissed in court.

Mr. Widman said that he and partners Matthias and Dominik Eckenstein hope to begin work by early 1992 and open the expansion late that year.

Lee Rayburn is the architect for the project, which was approved by the design review panel.

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