Gary's threat to sue city to be discussed

September 16, 1996|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

The Annapolis city council has scheduled a special meeting tonight to discuss the Anne Arundel County executive's threat to sue the city over a proposal to build more homes on annexed property on Annapolis Neck Peninsula.

County Executive John G. Gary said last week that he would sue if city officials allow more homes to be built on 11.3 wooded acres annexed by the city in June than county zoning would have allowed in the traffic-choked area.

City officials say the plans of Bayhouse Partners to build 50 single-family homes and commercial establishments at Edgewood Road and Forest Drive do not increase the amount of construction in the area beyond what would be permitted under the county's general development plan.

The city council planned to discuss zoning for the property later this month.

Despite a resolution passed by the County Council this year urging the city to refrain from adding to the development burden in the Forest Drive corridor, city officials moved on with their annexation plans and pledged to work with the county to find a solution for the traffic problem.

However, talks apparently deteriorated last week when County Councilman William C. Mulford II, who represents Annapolis, sent a letter to Gary and city officials urging the county to sue.

Pub Date: 9/16/96

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