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Staff Reports | October 2, 2013
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider a final site plan on Wednesday for the Eldersburg Commons project - the redevelopment of Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road. In April, the Owings Mills-based owners of the center, Black Oak Associates, announced a $50 million plan to renovate Carrolltown Center into Eldersburg Commons, with a Walmart, restaurants and home, fashion and beauty retailers. The planning commission meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 19, 2013
City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review. The Planning Commission would only revisit the development if it decides that changes to the Walmart-anchored project constitute "major amendments" that warrant reconsideration by the council. Stokes said that although the council approved the planned unit development, or PUD, in 2010, the project has undergone so many design changes - from the loss of Lowe's as a co-anchor to the recommending razing of a stone church to make way for a Walmart loading dock - that the PUD needs council review again.
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February 14, 1996
Jack Coe, former manager of the town water and sewer systems, is the newest member of the New Windsor Planning Commission.The Town Council approved the appointment last week.Mr. Coe, a self-employed plumber, replaces Bob Eaves, whose term expired in December. The five-member commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month.PoliceNew Windsor: A resident of Church Street reported to state police Friday that someone pried open the rear door to her basement and stole three packs of cigarettes and $25.Taneytown: A resident of Roop Road reported a theft to state police on
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Staff Reports | October 2, 2013
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider a final site plan on Wednesday for the Eldersburg Commons project - the redevelopment of Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road. In April, the Owings Mills-based owners of the center, Black Oak Associates, announced a $50 million plan to renovate Carrolltown Center into Eldersburg Commons, with a Walmart, restaurants and home, fashion and beauty retailers. The planning commission meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
Baltimore Planning Commission Chairman Sotirius Stylianos Spiliadis is expected to head a search committee that will seek a replacement for Ernest Freeman, the city planning director who resigned last month to head the planning department in San Diego.Mr. Spiliadis said a subcommittee of the planning commission will also name an interim planning director to run the city agency after Mr. Freeman leaves his job July 10.The city planning department director is one of several city agency heads who are appointed by public bodies rather than by the mayor, along with the school superintendent and the executive director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.
NEWS
October 28, 1993
Carroll Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy said yesterday the board will nominate Westminster attorney Robert H. Lennon for a five-year term on the county Planning Commission.Mr. Lennon, 45, said yesterday he had not formally been asked to take the volunteer position, so could not say whether he would accept.The attorney would replace Barbara J. Dixon of Mount Airy, who is finishing her second term, Mr. Dell said."She's been very dedicated," he said.Mr. Dell said he suggested Mr. Lennon, whom he has known for 15 years.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
Surrounded by maps, charts, traffic studies and their own Small Town Planning Guidelines, the Sykesville Planning Commission met in a work session last night with county planners. All discussion was geared to finding a solution to the Obrecht Road controversy."This is like a rap session, only for dialogue to get commission members' thoughts together," said Town Manager James L. Schumacher.The Town Council has charged the commission with making a recommendation on realigning the road by June 14. The Planning Commission will meet Monday for one final discussion with town residents before making its decision.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
The Carroll Planning Commission should use new standards to determine whether schools, water and sewer systems and other public facilities are adequate to handle growth, the Board of Carroll Commissioners decided yesterday.They voted unanimously to ask the Planning Commission to use standards written by a citizens committee and submitted to the commissioners in February 1993.State law says the Planning Commission does not have to follow any standards recommended by the commissioners.But if the Planning Commission were to follow the recommendations, seven schools would be considered overcrowded and seven others would be approaching that point, General Services Director J. Michael Evans said yesterday.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | January 22, 1992
After making minor revisions, the Carroll County Planning and ZoningCommission voted yesterday to OK a proposed mineral mining plan and send it to the Board of County Commissioners.The commissioners have scheduled a hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Francis Scott Key High School in Uniontown to take comments from the public before they vote on the plan.The Comprehensive Mineral Resources Plan, developed in the last year by a citizens committee, will dictate where mining may occur in the county.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1996
The Annapolis Planning Commission voted, 6-0, last night to recommend approval of a McDonald's restaurant to be located in a vacant building at 38 West St.Robert Velko, the owner of the building, flew in from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to plead with the commission to approve the restaurant.He said the building has been vacant for more than three years and there have been no serious offers from any potential tenants.Mr. Velko said that he's spending a lot of money to maintain a vacant building, but that would change if he has a tenant.
NEWS
March 30, 2013
Next week, the Baltimore City Council will consider the changes to the zoning code that will affect about 100 of the city's 1,300 existing liquor outlets. These outlets have been non-conforming for more than 40 years, and it's time for them to be closed. During the Planning Commission's hearings, two students from Patterson High School testified on why the number of liquor outlets needs to be reduced. One of the commissioners said their testimony moved him more than any of the others.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
The Baltimore City Planning Commission approved legislation Thursday that would overhaul Baltimore's zoning code if passed by the City Council. The legislation, the first comprehensive zoning law to come to the City Council in 40 years, went through several drafts in recent years before it was introduced to the council in October. Even then, it was approved by the commission with dozens of amendments based on public input. The law is designed to make the city's zoning more comprehensible by including maps, diagrams and charts for quick consultation.
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Jacques Kelly | March 22, 2013
Baltimore has so many hidden streets and lanes, it is no surprise that a place called Crittenton Place stumped the members of the Baltimore City Planning Commission. For the better part of two hours Thursday, I listened to an urban saga about a piece of property and its aged stone buildings that tell an amazing history. It's a story that is not often told, and you need a degree in advanced urban geography to find the the street and the charity that flourished here. Setting the tone for the neighbors who mounted a defense for the old Florence Crittenton Home was Mark Thistle, who lives near the old stone house built on the side of the Jones Falls Valley in Hampden.
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Tim Wheeler | November 28, 2012
Baltimore is about to adopt a "climate action plan" that among other things calls for increasing energy efficiency in city homes and buildings, developing more renewable energy, getting more people out of their cars and planting more trees. The plan, drawn up over the past 11 months, spells out a laundry list of measures aimed at reducing climate-warming emissions of carbon dioxide 15 percent by the end of the decade.  The plan is scheduled for a final hearing before adoption by the city Planning Commission on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 pm at the Office of Sustainability, 417 E. Fayette St., 8th floor.
EXPLORE
September 24, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The Carroll County Planning Commission will host its next work session on the county's Master Plan update Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., in room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., in Westminster. On the agenda is a discussion of several components of the plan, including its overall "vision statement" and community involvement, as well as aspects relating to agriculture in the county. Documents related to the master plan are available for review online at ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/compplan/masterplan2011.
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By David Grand | August 7, 2011
As Carroll County commissioners Richard Rothschild and Robin Frazier spoke recently during a slide presentation on their goals/visions in the 2010 Master Plan, I found myself thinking, "I've heard this tune before. " But I hadn't heard it on WTTR - no, it was at the public meetings where the commissioners tried to explain in January why the a land-use plan submitted by the Planning Commission in January was dead on arrival. Seven months passed before the commissioners got around to making recommendations they considered necessary to gain the board's approval.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
A six-year effort by city officials and others to rezone certain industrial properties along the South Baltimore waterfront to permit more mixed-use development was endorsed Thursday by Baltimore's Planning Commission, which approved two City Council bills drafted to bring about the changes. The pending legislation would alter the boundaries of an urban renewal plan for Key Highway and create a new renewal area called Key Highway South. It would replace an area in which only industrial uses are permitted at present.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch | January 30, 2010
As the Baltimore County Council prepares to consider new regulations for wind turbines in residential neighborhoods, at least one member is strongly opposed to the idea. The Planning Board voted unanimously recently to recommend allowing one wind turbine no taller than 60 feet per one-acre property. The recommendation - which came in response to a council request for new regulations - would set rules for residential areas only. The Planning Board said it did not intend to limit the prospects for wind energy in industrial and commercial zones.
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