NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

January 25, 1993

Plan for parking lot near BWI OK'd

A New Jersey company has received permission to build a 1,493-space satellite parking lot in Linthicum to serve passengers of Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the county's administrative hearing officer has ruled.

Edison Parking Corp., owner of nearly 14 acres south of Elkridge Landing Road and west of Camp Meade Road, will demolish two warehouses on the property and build the lot, a two-story office and a maintenance shop where workers will wash shuttle vans, change tires and handle minor maintenance.

The lot, which will include 217 valet parking spaces, will handle long-term parking with the average stay estimated at three days. Between seven and 10 shuttle vans will transport passengers to and from the airport approximately every four minutes during peak times.

Hearing officer Robert C. Wilcox found in his Jan. 19 decision that the proposal fit in with existing uses in the area, creating much-needed parking for BWI users.

He will allow the company to take up to four years to finish the project, rather than the two years county code normally requires.

Passenger robs cabbie in Ferndale

A 33-year-old cabdriver was robbed Saturday night by a passenger he drove to Carolina Avenue in Ferndale.

Police said Wayne J. Benesh picked up a fare in an apartment complex in the 100 block of Warwick Lane and agreed to take him to Baltimore Highlands.

But when he pulled out of the complex, the suspect pointed some type of weapon at the back of his head and told him to pull over at Carolina and Cedar avenues.

Mr. Benesh then turned over the available cash and the thief fled west toward Candlelight Drive, police said.

The suspect was described as a white male in his early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 120 pounds and wearing a black jacket with a hood.

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