Zoning changes to bring retail operations to 2 parcels

November 22, 1996|By Ivan Penn | Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF

The Howard County Zoning Board has approved zoning changes for two small commercial sites in northeast Columbia that will bring more retail operations to the area, including an Exxon gas station.

Both properties are off Centre Park Drive between Route 100 and Columbia 100 Parkway near Columbia's Long Reach village.

The board voted, 4-0, Tuesday to change a 3.5-acre parcel from planned office research to B-1, or local business, and to change a 2.4-acre parcel from planned office research to M-1, or light manufacturing. Exxon Corp. plans to build a gas station on the 2.4-acre parcel.

On the 3.5-acre parcel, three retail buildings are under construction. Developer Jerome Williams wanted the zoning change to allow a wider variety of businesses, but specifics of those businesses have not been revealed to the county Department of Planning and Zoning.

Pub Date: 11/22/96

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