ELDERSBURG — The owners of the Eldersburg Business Center on Route 32 are asking the county for permission to build a retail outlet, business center and fast-food restaurant on a corner of the industrial park.
Merritt, a Baltimore commercial and industrial developer, opened the 85-acre park last year. Londontown Corp. and Michel Warehousing Corp. leasespace in the center.
The owners need special permission, or a conditional use, to openthe center on 8 acres at the corner of Sykesville Road and Progress Way. A hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled for Sept. 24.
The land is zoned as industrial-restricted.
Plans show a proposed 42,300-square-foot retail outlet and a 3,500-square-foot fast-food restaurant.
The restaurant would primarily be used by industrial park employees, records say. The only access would be from Progress Way, inside the park.
Tamra Edwards, a Merritt spokeswoman,said the company has not yet tried to lease the business center.
FUND-RAISER WALK SET
HAMPSTEAD -- Town business owners plan to raise money for two elementary schools and educate children about careers at the second annual Hampstead Business Association Walk-a-Thon Oct. 5.
The group hopes to attract 600 people and raise $10,000 for Hampstead and Spring Garden elementary schools, chairwoman Eva Cruz said.
Walkers may tackle the 5-mile course any time8 a.m. to 5 p.m., she said. The route begins and ends at Spring Garden Elementary.
School officials will use the money raised as they see fit, said Cruz, bookkeeper at the Lumberyard of Hampstead.
"They are in desperate need of a lot of equipment," she said.
Walk checkpoints will be at downtown businesses, whose owners will educate young walkers about their businesses and the education needed for their careers, Cruz said.
A band called "Just for Fun" will play oldies and light country music 1 to 5 p.m., she said. Walkers also may enjoy an apple festival, clowns, story-telling and face painting, she said.
Those who don't wish to walk may make donations, she said. Checks may be mailed to Carroll County Bank & Trust Co., 999 S. Main St., Hampstead, Md. 21074.