Appeals board affirms zoning OK for Oakmont Center

June 06, 1993|By Staff Report

The Hampstead Board of Zoning Appeals affirmed the town Planning and Zoning Commission's approval of the Oakmont Green Retail Center, Hampstead Town Attorney Richard C. Murray said Thursday.

At a Tuesday meeting, the board "said Ordinance 230 was valid," Mr. Murray said.

Ordinance 230 is the rewrite of the town's zoning code. The council adopted the ordinance in January.

Before Ordinance 230 was adopted, the town's Board of Zoning Appeals had said construction of the Oakmont Green Retail Center could not proceed because its storm water management pond did not meet the existing code's requirements.

But Ordinance 230 changed that requirement, and the Planning and Zoning Commission reapproved the project under the new code.

On Tuesday, the Board of Zoning Appeals upheld that reapproval, Mr. Murray said.

The board also upheld the decision of Hampstead Town Manager John A. Riley, who also serves as town zoning administrator, to permit construction of Oakmont Green Retail Center to proceed while the shopping center's opponents appeal approval of the plan.

Mr. Murray said any party in the case has the right to appeal the board's Tuesday decisions within 30 days to Carroll County Circuit Court.

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