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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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September 19, 2004
GOP begins talks on replacement for Kittleman The Howard County Republican Party is advertising for candidates to replace state Sen. Robert H. Kittleman and plans a final vote Sept. 29, said Howard Rensin, the county party chairman. Most Republicans are publicly declining to speculate about a replacement for Kittleman, a popular 78-year-old farmer who died Sept. 11 of leukemia, as maneuvering for the job goes on behind the scenes. Howard County Councilman Christopher J. Merdon of Ellicott City and western county Del. Gail H. Bates appear to be likely contenders to replace Kittleman, but the situation is more complicated than usual.
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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 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Chick-Fil-A Inc. announced yesterday that it has withdrawn its application to build a hotly contested drive-through restaurant near a residential area in Ellicott City, leaving critics to celebrate what may be only a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 Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2011
A plan to remake Howard County's oldest shopping center into a mixed community of apartments, shops and offices reached a key stage Thursday night as the county zoning board began hearing the case of the half-century-old Normandy Shopping Center on U.S. 40. Cultivated as a Moxley family farm in 1893, Normandy was the first commercial development of its kind west of the Patapsco River, testified David Moxley, who told the board that three generations of...
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2011
New zoning approved Wednesday night for Howard County's oldest shopping center would allow a mixture of apartments, offices and stores to replace the partly empty Normandy Center on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City. Over neighborhood objections, the county zoning board, composed of the five County Council members, unanimously approved a zoning change that will allow the dense development. Before the panel could issue that approval, members had to rule that the County Council had erred by denying "traditional neighborhood zoning" for the property during comprehensive rezoning in 2004.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2011
Howard County's first suburban shopping center got a weak recommendation for rezoning by the county planning board Thursday night, a move that could help pave the way for a major redevelopment into a new-generation mixed-use project. If the county zoning board agrees with the 3-2 planning board vote, the 25-acre Normandy Shopping Center, a 1961 precursor of suburban commercialism along U.S. 40 in Ellicott City, would be reborn with about 200 apartments, stores and offices in a "main street" configuration in the next few years.
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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.
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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?
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