Appeals panel OKs zoning for dance, sports facilities

October 27, 1992|By Greg Tasker | Greg Tasker,Staff Writer

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals yesterday approved conditional uses for a dance school in Westminster and an indoor sports facility in Eldersburg.

Patty Neivert, owner and principal dance teacher at Patty Neivert School of Dance, applied for a conditional use permit to operate her studio at a new location -- a warehouse off Railroad Avenue. The building is located in an area zoned restricted industrial district, and Ms. Neivert's business venture is considered general business.

The board also repealed a variance to allow Ms. Neivert more access to parking at the site.

Ms. Neivert's studio currently is located on the second floor of the Winchester Exchange on East Main Street. She plans to move it in a month or two.

Sykesville resident Mark Hughes sought a conditional use to operate an indoor athletic facility in a leased portion of a warehouse on Route 32, opposite Liberty High School. The building is located in an area zoned for restricted industrial use, and the athletic facility use falls under general business.

Mr. Hughes, general manager of Super Sports, said the 17,000-square-foot arena will feature an enclosed AstroTurf field, spectator seating, a sporting goods store, a snack bar, locker rooms, a small basketball court and a party room.

The building is owned by Leroy Merritt, owner of the Merritt Racquetball and Fitness Centers in the Baltimore area.

The board approved the request with the condition that Mr. Hughes' operation be limited to the use of 30 parking spaces at the site.

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