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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1997
An effort to allow warehouses, truck terminals and manufacturing centers in planned employment center zones -- the designation of the Rouse Co.'s 517-acre parcel in North Laurel -- stalled yesterday.Members of the Howard County Planning Board complained that a proposal by the county administration to add the additional uses was too vague, delaying a vote on the matter while asking Planning Director Joseph W. Rutter Jr. for more details.Rutter's response is expected to further limit the types of additional uses that the Rouse Co. would be allowed to develop if its plans for a Columbia-style community are not approved.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2003
Even as the Freedom Area Citizens Council takes a bigger role in county government, it faces criticism from the community's Old Guard. The council, formed five years ago as a liaison between South Carroll residents and county officials, played a key role in the 2002 commissioner elections. And it soon will have a nonvoting seat on the new Carroll County Council of Governments. Tonight, at a joint meeting, FACC and the county commissioners are scheduled to discuss other key issues, including community relations and road improvements.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2010
As Maryland's secretary of tansportation under Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., former Howard County Del. Robert L. Flanagan was a strong supporter of the idea of building apartments, stores, offices and hotels next to commuter rail stations. What is called a Transit Oriented Development at the MARC train station in Savage, for example, was a big priority. But now, as a GOP candidate for District 1 of the County Council, covering Ellicott City and Elkridge, Flanagan is actively opposing rezoning for a TOD that includes a free 20-acre school site plus $4 million proposed for 122 acres near the Dorsey MARC station in Elkridge.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
Chick-Fil-A Inc. announced yesterday that it has withdrawn its application to build a hotly contested drive-through restaurant near a residential area in Ellicott City, leaving critics to celebrate what may be only a short-term victory."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
As the owner of more than 70 undeveloped acres in the middle of Carroll County's most populated area, Hoby D. Wolf figures he is sitting on a gold mine.But, can Wolf also sit on the county zoning board and rule on issues critical to development in Eldersburg, his hometown?Residents arguing before the Board of Zoning Appeals against a proposed shopping center on Route 32 say Wolf has a conflict of interest. If he votes to allow commercial development on a property near his, he will increase the commercial value of his property, residents said.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1997
A procedural decision by the Howard County Zoning Board on the Rouse Co.'s proposal for a Columbia-style village in North Laurel may hasten the project, a move that has angered neighborhood residents opposed to the development.The board decided last week to have one hearing on the Rouse Co.'s request for a rezoning of the 527.3-acre site off Gorman Road from a business district to a mixed-use category and on its specific plans for the development that call for hundreds of single-family homes and multifamily units as well as retailers and a recreation area.
NEWS
July 7, 2000
THEY MAY alter it. Almost certainly they will. But pass it they must. After an exhaustive set of hearings, the county zoning board will hold its last work session on the Maple Lawn Farms proposal Monday night. A straw vote could be taken then. The board may elect one of three options: Reject as is; approve as is; modify. In the latter case, the project would go back to the county Planning Department for further review. The developer, Greenebaum & Rose, might also have a decision to make in the event of major changes: Would the project still be financially feasible?
NEWS
March 31, 1998
The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a request for a bed-and-breakfast at 3514 Kump Station Road in Taneytown.John A. and Mary Dawn Durange made the request to operate a bed-and-breakfast on 9.5 acres. The couple want to use two or three bedrooms and one bathroom of a home there for the business.The board approved the request with the conditions that a turnaround for vehicles be installed on the property and that the sewage disposal and water supply systems be modified.
NEWS
December 2, 1998
Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a conditional use for a kennel for 49 dogs at 446 Rockland Road, Westminster.The request was made by John N. and Alice L. Davis Jr. for the kennel and variance reducing the minimum distance requirements where necessary. The property is zoned agricultural.The kennel is to be for grooming and boarding dogs, with no breeding anticipated. It would include 24 heated and air-conditioned enclosed runs and 16 outside runs.In response to neighbors' concerns about noise, the couple agreed to limit the kennel to 49 dogs.
NEWS
December 18, 1998
An article in yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly stated that the county's Zoning Board charges $5 a page to copy a transcript. That rate is applied to the original transcript, and all other copies of that transcript cost 25 cents a page.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 12/18/98
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