Officials want better parking at Cascade Lake

Expansion plans must address traffic, county planners say

January 28, 2000|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

County officials raised concerns yesterday about the parking lot at Cascade Lake during their review of the owner's plans for an expansion to the popular recreation area that draws as many as 1,400 people each day during the summer.

County planners said they would need to see plans for a parking lot with clearly marked spots and an all-weather surface, meaning it must be paved or covered with crushed rock, before site plans can be submitted to the county planning commission.

The commission decides whether a project will be allowed to move forward.

Expansion plans at Cascade Lake, off Snydersburg Road outside Hampstead, include two new pools, a banquet hall and a baseball field.

The Subdivision Advisory Committee, composed of several state and county agencies, reviews the technical aspects of proposed commercial and industrial projects. The committee hears public comments and forwards recommendations to Carroll's Planning and Zoning Commission. No residents attended yesterday's meeting.

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