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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1998
Brushing aside major objections from the community, Baltimore County officials have found little reason to hold back a so-called "megachurch" in Kingsville, a rural area of the county. The 42,000-square-foot worship center is planned by Grace Community Church.Community concerns about the impact of the proposed 500-seat church on traffic, wells and septic service have been adequately addressed, the Baltimore County Board of Appeals said yesterday.But the three-member panel gave opponents of the project a small, technical victory by agreeing that the case should go to the county Planning Board to determine whether it will have an adverse impact on a nearby historic building.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets. Members unanimously approved a resolution requesting a planning board review of zoning regulations on chickens and other fowl. Some residents have urged the county to relax its rules, which now require people to have at least an acre of land if they want to keep chickens. Advocates have pointed to health, environmental and educational benefits of people raising their own chickens.
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NEWS
February 9, 1995
An article in Tuesday's editions stated incorrectly that Phillip W. Worrall, confirmed Monday as chairman of the Baltimore County Planning Board, is a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In fact, he is a former member.The Sun regrets the errors.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
The Baltimore County Planning Board voted unanimously Thursday to allow the former Solo Cup property in Owings Mills to be redeveloped as an office and retail hub called Foundry Row. The 385,000 square foot development is expected to be anchored by a Wegmans grocery store, a fitness chain, and a sporting goods store. There will also be restaurants, more retail stores and 40,000 square feet of office space. The re-development of the 52-acre property will cost $140 million, according to a Thursday statement from project developer Greenberg Gibbons.
NEWS
November 21, 1996
An article in yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly characterized an action to be considered today by the Howard County Planning Board. The board will consider approving the land-use guidelines for a proposed apartment and condominium development in Columbia's Town Center.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/21/96
NEWS
August 22, 2004
An article in Friday's Howard County edition of The Sun about the Howard County Planning Board's approval of the Life Time Fitness facility planned for Columbia stated that the Owen Brown Village Board approved the facility. While the board said in a letter signed by Chairman Neil E. Dorsey that "all of our questions were answered satisfactorily," the board did not formally approve the plans.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 11, 2000
More than 150 residents showed up to protest a proposed child care center in their Ellicott City neighborhood last night, forcing the Board of Appeals to postpone the hearing until April 13 because the meeting room was too small. The residents, many from the Hollifield Station Community Association, do not want a 10,466-square-foot child care facility in their neighborhood. If approved, the center would be one of the largest such facilities in Howard County. In October, the Howard County Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend rejection of the center.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 22, 1999
The Howard County Planning Board voted unanimously yesterday to recommend approval for expansion of an Ellicott City homeless shelter from eight to 12 people.Nobody at the meeting contested the expansion of Miles House, a transitional shelter on Fels Lane near historic Main Street. The shelter is run by the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center Inc.The case is scheduled to go before the Board of Appeals on Jan. 18.Pub Date: 10/22/99
NEWS
By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library | April 7, 1996
25 years ago (week of April 4-10, 1971):The Howard County Planning Board approved a $162 million capital improvement plan to be implemented over a five-year period. Among the projects included in the plan were: another county office building; a new building for county police headquarters; off-street parking for Ellicott City's Main Street area, and a second bookmobile for the county library.The Howard County Council adopted a measure to investigate the need to adopt stricter zoning regulations for gasoline stations.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 17, 2000
Woodmont Academy, which wants to move its campus to Glenwood, has postponed its date with the Howard County Planning Board. The board was to have heard the plans Thursday, but the hearing likely will be delayed for several months. A new date had not been set. Officials with the private Catholic school, now in the Baltimore County area of Woodstock, want to move to a 53.5-acre site in Glenwood and eventually build facilities for 1,100 students. Neighbors object, saying the project is too large for the area.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
No one makes whiskey any longer on Sollers Point Road in Dundalk, where the old distillery stands empty, the weeds poke through the paving and graffiti marks the brick walls. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons closed its bottling plant there in the late 1980s, and it's been empty for years, considered an eyesore by many neighbors and the scene of several recent fires. The latest owner of these desolate 14.5 acres is planning a redevelopment, and one of his ideas involves moving county-owned offices there, freeing up a nearby property for "big box" stores at one of the biggest crossroads in Dundalk.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2011
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday he has appointed a business attorney, the head of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, and a state administrator to the county planning board. The three new members are set to start three-year terms in January. They are: Jeffrey E. Gordon, a business litigation attorney with the firm Hogan Lovells; Nancy Hafford, executive director of Towson Chamber of Commerce; and Rainier C. Harvey Sr., a retired police officer and chief of administrative operations for the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2011
Anne Arundel County residents will have an additional opportunity to weigh in on proposed land zoning changes — a move made in response to community complaints. The Planning Advisory Board will hold public hearings on any amendments to pending rezoning bills, a new step in the county's once-in-a-decade comprehensive rezoning process. County Executive John R. Leopold called for the change in a letter to the board's chair, after residents complained they hadn't had a chance to voice opposition to several amendments affecting their neighborhoods.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
A new attempt to allow wineries in Howard County and changes to the county's moderate-income housing law headline the County Council's agenda for March, even as members continue to struggle to pass new sign regulations for Columbia's redeveloped downtown. The wineries bill is a second effort by the Ulman administration to craft zoning that would allow the businesses in Howard. The housing measure is an attempt to respond to a depressed market that has some new residential units selling for about the same price as so-called moderate-income units the county requires builders to provide.
NEWS
By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | February 19, 2010
Despite neighbors' opposition, a plan to build 325 homes clustered on a portion of historic Doughoregan Manor was unanimously approved Thursday by the Howard County Planning Board. "It's one more step," said Joseph Rutter, the former county planning director who is guiding the project through the county's rezoning system for the descendants of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Some Carroll descendants still live in the mansion on the 892-acre Ellicott City property -- once a Colonial estate of more than 10,000 acres.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | September 3, 2009
Columbia residents will be given more say in how the town's aging village centers are redeveloped as a result of changes in the zoning process approved by the Howard County Council. The 5-0 vote Tuesday night ended months of wrangling over how to change the 42-year-old system regulating the land, The new law: * Requires early notification of any redevelopment plan and two community information meetings at least 30 days apart before any plan is submitted to the county. * Encourages residents to craft their own plans for their own individual centers before a developer announces any concept and add their own impact statements to county planners' reports.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 26, 2005
A proposal to increase the number of housing units at Maple Lawn Maryland was turned down yesterday by the Howard County Planning Board, as had been expected. Several members of the board had expressed strong reservations about allowing greater density at the sprawling development near Fulton, which combines high-end homes with office space and stores. The developer, Greenebaum and Rose Associates Inc., was seeking to build a senior housing complex with 242 units. Technically, the board voted to leave unchanged the development plan approved by the county after marathon hearings five years ago. The 3-1 vote, with one member not attending, had the effect of denying the developer's request to increase the overall density of Maple Lawn to 2.7 units per acre from 2.2 units.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 8, 2005
The Baltimore County Planning Board unanimously approved yesterday the latest procedural step in the proposed development of mansions and villas on Holly Neck peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay. The panel voted to allow development of 95 acres on the property that sits in the critical areas zone, a 1,000-foot buffer that starts at the waterline. The board's decision now goes to the county in a process that includes county and state hearings. The 154-acre development has been proposed by Leonard P. Berger of Ocean City.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | April 14, 2009
A proposal to allow major redevelopment of Columbia's village centers has so divided the Howard County Planning Board that members can't even agree how to describe their disagreement. The board divided, 2-2, on the issue March 23 with one person absent. But Monday night, members were still arguing over what the description of their votes should say. After a closed meeting with a lawyer and a public discussion after that, the members agreed to try again to come up with a document they can sign to push the issue to the County Council.
NEWS
March 29, 2009
Howard's healthful outlook a good start As a dietitian, I think it's great that Howard County schools are getting students involved in efforts to offer healthier foods ["Students craft their own cafeteria offerings," March 22]. Introducing healthful foods in schools can be challenging, but support from the federal government could help. Congress is revising the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which could help schools afford healthful foods. Under current legislation, the USDA subsidizes unhealthful foods, like high-fat meat and cheese.
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