Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park


August 10, 1993

Severna Park Council to vote on Fishpaw's rezoning request

The Greater Severna Park Council will vote tomorrow night on whether to oppose an Arnold liquor store's request for a rezoning classification.

Fishpaw's, off Ritchie Highway south of Jones Station Road, has asked the county to reclassify two acres between the store and the Jones Station firehouse to the north from residential to a commercial use that would allow outside storage.

"We applied for a zoning change so we can do some renovations to our building, including changes in the parking lot," said Kim Lawson, one of the owners.

The council will vote on this request and present its position to the county at the Aug. 19 zoning hearing.

In a separate matter, the council has opposed Fishpaw's efforts to convince the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals that paper advertising signs should remain on the outside of the building. The appeals board will hear final testimony on that issue at the hearing later this month.

The council has opposed the hand-lettered signs, saying they are unsightly.

County officials have said the signs violate zoning codes adopted in 1952. But Ms. Lawson says the signs were the store's method of advertising before the law went into effect.

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