Board of Appeals postpones decision on warehouse proposal

July 02, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

With one member missing and the rest evenly divided, the Board of Appeals postponed a decision last week on a contentious proposal for a warehouse adjacent to the residential Elkridge neighborhood of Dorsey.

The Reisterstown developer who wants to build the warehouse is seeking permission to reduce the required 150-foot setback between his property and the community.

Residents at the hearing, which began at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ran until midnight, said the proposal would harm the neighborhood.

Chairman Robert C. Sharps was absent.

A preliminary vote by the remaining four board members was evenly split.

The board will continue deliberating at 7 p.m. July 18 in the George Howard Building in Ellicott City.

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