With Jail Idea Dead, How About An Amphitheater?

March 20, 1992|By Staff report

A North County political leader has suggested the county build an amphitheater on the 85-acre site targeted by County Executive Robert R.Neall for a new Glen Burnie jail.

After the County Council's 5-2 rejection Monday of the jail proposal, state Del. W. Ray Huff said the executive should consider building an outdoor concert hall on the New Ordnance Road site, which abuts Furnace and Curtis Creeks.

Huff, a Pasadena Democrat, said the Glen Burnie site would be "ideal" for an amphitheater, citing its proximity to major highways, theairport and the new light rail system to Baltimore.

Neall yesterday did not appear to take Huff's letter seriously. "What about all the contamination?" he said, referring Huff's complaint that the formerArmy depot was unsuitable for a jail because radioactive wastes had been at an adjacent parcel. "Shouldn't we wait to see what the (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) report says. What's the rush?"

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