Economic panel recommends 'campus' zoning CARROLL COUNTY FARM/BUSINESS

June 24, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

Carroll County's Economic Development Commission recommended yesterday that the county create "employment fTC campus zoning" suitable for offices and research facilities.

However, the members expressed concern that the proposed zoning might be too restrictive for some developers and said that the campuses should be suggested uses for restricted industrial zoning.

Employment campus zoning was initially suggested as a land use in the proposed Southwest Carroll master plan. Currently, light manufacturing and warehouse operations are placed within restricted industrial zones.

"The employment campus [zone] would allow for a pristine setting suitable for office facilities and be appealing in a number of ways," said William E. Jenne, the county's economic development administrator.

"However, the office market in Carroll County is in its early, early stages of evolution," he said. "At this point in its development cycle, Carroll County is still of interest to manufacturers and distributors, and it was a concern of the commission that we give those businesses ample opportunity to grow and prosper."

The recommendation will be sent to the county planning commission. If planning members agree with the suggestion, they will pass it on to the county commissioners.

Any specific amendment to the zoning code would be brought to the Economic Development Commission for a final recommendation.

In other EDC news, Paul Denton, president of Maryland Midland Railway in Union Bridge, was elected chairman for the next year. Commission members elected Michael Burden, controller of Ridge Engineering in Hampstead, to serve as vice chairman and Stanley Tevis III, of Tevis Oil in Westminster, to continue serving as secretary.

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