There's still corn growing on the site of the future Trenton Business Center. But that future came one step closer Monday night, when the Hampstead Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved the plans for the industrial park south of Hampstead, which is being developed by Pembroke Development Corp. of Owings Mills.
The blueprints had been approved by 11 review agencies -- six with clear approval and five with conditions. But all of those conditions seem easily addressed, according to Scott Fischer of the Carroll County Department of Planning.
One of the conditions was from the State Highway Administration, which wanted a note on the plat that there would be no access to Route 30 from the individual lots. All access to Route 30 would be through Eton Avenue, the main thoroughfare for the park.
The 36-acre park, across from Jos. A. Bank clothiers and Black and Decker, has been subdivided into 13 lots ranging from 1 to 4 acres, according to Charles Harwood, owner of Pembroke Development.
The Trenton center is the first project in Carroll County for Mr. Harwood, whose previous commercial land development projects have been around Owings Mills.