The proposed expansion of a strip shopping center in Lisbon has drawn the ire of some residents of the small community in western Howard County -- and they plan to express it at a hearing next week.
Route 94 Unlimited Partnership, the Baltimore-based development company that owns and operates the Lisbon Center, has proposed a gas station, a High's convenience store and nine parking spaces on a 23,000-square-foot lot at the shopping center just north of Interstate 70 on Route 94 near Old Frederick Road.
"We don't want to be like Catonsville, with constant traffic and shopping center after shopping center," said Cynthia Brennan, a Lisbon resident of three years who opposes the expansion.
The 8-acre Lisbon Center, which opened in 1989, has a supermarket, a Pizza Hut and shops. In 1994, the first McDonald's restaurant in western Howard County opened there.
The convenience store and gas station have been planned from the start, said Jerry Wit, vice president of the development company.
The property is zoned for a convenience store, and the company is seeking an exception from the Howard County Planning Board to build the gas station. A hearing has been scheduled June 6.
Pub Date: 5/30/96