Baltimore County board rejects new zoning

December 17, 1991

The Baltimore County Board of Appeals has turned down an attempt to get higher density zoning to permit construction of 154 detached new houses on a 46-acre farm next to land that was to have become the Worldbridge Asian Theme Park.

The Rohe Farm, already zoned for up to 71 new houses, lies on the south side of Bird River Road, near Reames Road.

Developer Thomas Frech said the County Council erred in not upgrading the zoning in 1988, during the last comprehensive rezoning process, and cited plans for the now defunct Worldbridge project as proof that change in the area is likely. Worldbridge was to have risen on 1,000 acres next to the farm. It failed for lack of financing.

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