Sewer connections, building can go on in Plumtree Run

March 28, 1993|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

Last Tuesday's lifting of the three-year moratorium on sewer connections in the Plumtree Run drainage area southwest of Bel Air will allow housing and commercial construction to resume.

The county has spent almost $1 million to upgrade the Plumtree pumping station since late 1989.

Carol Deibel, director of planning and community development for Bel Air said several commercial projects delayed by the moratorium can move forward.

She said that two restaurants -- Ruby Tuesday and Red Lobster -- will begin construction as soon as building permits are issued.

Ruby Tuesday will be in the Bel Air Plaza, Red Lobster will be built at Tollgate Mall.

Other projects include the construction of more residential sites at English Country Manor off Gateway Drive, an Exxon gas station at Route 24 and MacPhail Road, a theater seating 350 to 400 people at Tollgate

Mall, development of an additional 17 acres to Bel Air Plaza between Atwood Road and Route 24, the addition of a fitness center to a building on Bond Street and a beauty salon at High and South Main streets.

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The grand opening of the 115,000-square-foot Kmart store in the Joppatowne Plaza on March 18 marked the completion of renovations to the shopping center that began in 1991.

The 170,000-square-foot center has 10 tenants, including Super Fresh, Rite Aid and Maryland National Bank.

The K mart store is the largest in Maryland for the national chain and has created 250 jobs.

Joppatowne Plaza is owned by the Cordish Co., a Baltimore-based developer of shopping centers, outlet centers and hotel and office projects.

County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann led a contingent of county officials attending the ceremony. She praised Cordish for its effort to revitalize the shopping center and con

gratulated K mart officials for providing a "first-class retail facility."

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Ulman Sports International, one of the larger distributors of lacrosse equipment and clothing, has left Jarrettsville.

James Ulman, who started the mail-order company 10 years ago, moved it to a 14,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center on Aylesbury Drive in Timonium.

He said he moved because the lacrosse market centers on Baltimore and his main competitors, Lax World and Bacharach Rasin, are in Towson.

Last year, the company, which has 50,000 mail-order customers and contracts with 150 colleges and high schools, had sales of more than $2.5 million. Most of the company's 35 employees process orders at the warehouse, which contains merchandise worth $600,000. Six regional sales managers work throughout the country.

Mr. Ulman said that a favorable-lease rate was an incentive to move

to Timonium.

He had planned to expand in Jarrettsville. Late last year, he received approval from the county to increase the size of his warehouse from 6,000 to 8,000 square feet.

Mr. Ulman, who holds three patents on lacrosse-stick string designs, also markets nets, protective gear, equipment and private-label lacrosse and casual sports wear.

He said the company's buildings in Jarrettsville will be available for sale.

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Carnud Metal Box Promotional Packaging will open its manufacturing plant in the Riverside Business Park in Belcamp tomorrow. The company, with headquarters in Paris, manufactures decorative tins used for candies, soaps, cosmetics and alcohol products.

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High's has received site plan approval from the Harford County Development Advisory Committee for a convenience store on 1.42 acres on the north side of Bel Air South Parkway between routes 24 and 924.

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