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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | October 15, 1992
Motorists on U.S. 29 will be seeing more of their favorite color next month, if construction of the interchange at Route 103 and Route 100 proceeds as expected.Traffic signals in both directions will be allowed to stay green longer once the interchange's bridge from St. John's Lane to Route 103 is opened, probably in late November, depending on the weather, said Harold Hoover, superintendent on the project for the Haverhill Construction Co.Mr. Hoover and other contractors met with state highway officials yesterday to update them on project.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | August 30, 2009
The recession has brought many development projects and accompanying political tensions to a halt in Howard County, but that doesn't mean that planning for new projects has stopped. While the idea for redeveloping Columbia's downtown is getting the most public attention, smaller projects are getting very little. One such project is Morris Place, a townhouse/office project that Ryan Homes wants to build where several commercial buildings now stand in the 7400 block of U.S. 1, south of Route 103. Former county planning director Joseph Rutter, now in private practice, held what the county calls a "pre-submission meeting" for the new Ryan project at the Elkridge Library on Aug. 12, but no citizens attended to hear about it. The meetings, listed on the county's Web site, are required by the county to provide information to the public before any formal plan submission to Howard government.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff writer | June 1, 1993
For motorists who sit in rush-hour traffic jams on U.S. 29 at Route 103, there is a light at the end of the queue.But not for long.If good weather continues, and highway construction crews keep up their current pace, the traffic light at the interchange will be taken out by June 15, said Doug Rose, district engineer for VTC the State Highway Administration region that includes Howard County."
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BY A SUN REPORTER | April 21, 2006
It resembled Economics 101 rather than the rezoning hearing it was. The question, though, is whether the fear of losing jobs and taxes will preempt a less passionate analysis of an application to rezone fewer than 28 acres at Routes 100 and 103. In an effort to give new life to the long-stalled plans of the property owner, attorney David A. Carney largely employed a strategy of warning officials that Howard County will suffer irreparably if the rezoning...
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2001
Acting on two requests to rezone two parcels at the junction of Routes 100 and 103 for commercial use to allow for office towers, the county Zoning Board approved last night the request for one parcel and rejected the other. The board, which is composed of the five County Council members, unanimously approved Dr. Ahsan Kahn's request to rezone from residential to commercial a 17-acre lot at the northeastern corner of the junction. But it rejected by a 5-0 vote his request to make the same switch on a 4-acre lot at the southeastern corner of the intersection.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2001
Believe it or not, many of those who live next to Howard County's newest highway, Route 100, love the location. The traffic isn't so loud as you might think, they say, and being so close to the highway cuts down on their commute. Which is why they can't understand why the owner of two vacant parcels at the intersection of Routes 100 and 103 claims he can't develop the land as housing. Dr. Ahsan Kahn, owner of a 17 1/2 -acre plot at the northeastern corner of the juncture and a 4 1/2 -acre plot at the southeastern corner, has applied for a zoning change to build office towers on the sites, which are zoned residential.
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September 29, 2002
Wheatfield pupils shouldn't be moved Last fall, my neighborhood of Wheatfield fought the battle of high school redistricting. Our community took the position that, "We are part of the Northeast community and we want our children educated with our Route 103 neighbors." Wheatfield borders the Stonecrest neighborhood, the Brampton Hills neighborhood, Route 100 and the Long Gate Shopping Center. Less than a year has passed, and we're fighting the same battle again; but this time it's at the elementary school level.
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February 23, 1992
Motorists will not have to stop for red lights again on U.S. Route 29 between Interstate 70 and Route 32 after October, if construction crews finish overpasses for three intersections as expected.State Highway Administration engineers expect that the new intersections for Broken Land Parkway and Seneca Drive will be finished in September,allowing the elimination of traffic lights at South Entrance Road, Owen Brown Road and Seneca Drive.In October, the bridge connecting St. John's Lane and Route 103 is expected to be completed and open for traffic, allowing that intersection's traffic signal to be scrapped.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 8, 2002
The Howard County Zoning Board will continue hearing testimony at 8 p.m. Wednesday on a request to rezone a collection of residential parcels at Route 103 and Interstate 95 to "light manufacturing." Kenfield LLC of Baltimore wants to build a business park on the 25 acres in Elkridge. Neighbors protesting the idea say the area should remain residential. The Zoning Board meets in the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1999
Crestwood EstatesNV Homes has opened a new model at Crestwood Estates, a Colonial home community in Ellicott City.Public water and sewer, gas heat and hot water are standard features in this Howard County development.The Brandenburg starts at $338,990 for 3,000 square feet of finished space.A foyer, kitchen, 12-by-11-foot study, 12-by-17-foot living room, 12-by-16-foot dining room, 19-by-14-foot family room and 20-by-21-foot two-car garage are on the first floor.The second floor consists of a 29-by-15-foot master bedroom with a bath and closet, 14-by-11-foot bedroom, 15-by-12-foot bedroom and 12-by-16-foot bedroom.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | December 14, 2005
Being in limbo is the equivalent of a death warrant in business. For those hoping to develop a relatively modest parcel in Howard County, though, a reprieve, if there is to be one, will not come soon. Indeed, their plans continue to sink deeper into the abyss -- the victim of opposition on multiple fronts. The owners are seeking rezoning of the property -- 27.5 acres at Routes 100 and 103 -- to develop it commercially. David A. Carney, an attorney representing the estate of Carroll and Ruth Braun, said the property most likely would be developed for office space, a restaurant or age-restricted housing.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 1, 2005
Toll House Road, the two-lane connection between Old Columbia Pike and Frederick Road in Ellicott City, has reopened to through traffic after installation of water pipes along the right of way. The project represents the first phase of a two-part project to replace the major water transmission pipeline that runs from Montgomery Road (Route 103) to U.S. 40. The new pipes were placed in service Thursday. The next phase involves replacing the pipe along U.S. 29 to U.S. 40. That work will begin in the fall, officials said.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 19, 2004
WHEN I asked for your nominations for Howard County's hit parade (worst places to drive), I never expected this: repeated complaints about a popular shopping center. But, oddly enough, it is not The Mall in Columbia, a location I've long considered to be one of Columbia's worst places to drive or park. The winner of the dubious honor is Ellicott City's Long Gate Shopping Center, nestled uncomfortably amid Route 103, Route 100 and U.S. 29. Lenore Turner was one of those who nominated the poorly designed intersection at Long Gate Shopping Center leading to Route 103. She noted that other shopping centers that stop traffic in a similar fashion, such as The Mall in Columbia, have some of these problems too. But she insisted that Long Gate is the worst of them.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 10, 2004
WE CAN be staring straight at vehicles in an intersection and still not yield due right of way. This selective blindness is especially problematic at one intersection in Ellicott City, on Route 103 at Old Columbia Pike, according to Scott Chapman, who works at the fire station there. "Vehicles don't yield the right of way when making left turns off Old Columbia Pike onto eastbound [Route 103]," he said. "People don't think they have to yield because the firehouse parking lot is directly across from them.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2003
Some of Howard's councilmen see great commercial potential along Route 100, the commuter connector between Ellicott City and Interstate 95, envisioning a thoroughfare lined with corporate headquarters, their logos visible from the roadway. At recent work sessions for the county's decennial comprehensive rezoning process, Councilman Christopher J. Merdon suggested they consider commercial zoning for land adjacent to parcels near the Route 103 interchange, an area proposed for commercial zoning.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 2003
LAST WEEK's column about lane poachers struck a chord with some readers, including Debbie Mangus. "This problem is not just for those on [Route] 100 heading north on [U.S.] 29. These poachers hang out in the left lane until the very last possible moment, then stop and wait until some nice soul lets them in. That causes those of us going south on 29 to have to wait until they move. I often wonder why there isn't a Howard County police presence there to stop this behavior," she wrote in an e-mail.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 16, 2002
LAST WEEK, I asked for your nominations for the dubious distinction of being the worst place to drive in Howard County. Here are your picks: Joe Jackson of Ellicott City dreads driving the stretch of Route 103 between Long Gate Parkway and U.S. 29, which "has become a complete disaster in the last couple of years," he says. "The ramp from Route 100 east to U.S. 29 north backs up, and people think they can take Long Gate Parkway to Route 103, and get back on U.S. 29. Unfortunately, due to the layout of Route 103 and the fact that the ramp from Route 103 to U.S. 29 is just as backed up, Route 103 becomes clogged.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
A developer withdrew his request yesterday for industrial zoning on a contaminated parcel of Elkridge land, a proposal that had brought the community out en masse - with signs - to protest. Peter Bosworth of the Baltimore-based Kenfield LLC had hoped to build an office and industrial park on 25 acres at Route 103 and Interstate 95. A former Superfund cleanup site, the residentially zoned property has too much arsenic, mercury and chromium in the ground for the Maryland Department of the Environment to give its approval for home building.
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September 29, 2002
Wheatfield pupils shouldn't be moved Last fall, my neighborhood of Wheatfield fought the battle of high school redistricting. Our community took the position that, "We are part of the Northeast community and we want our children educated with our Route 103 neighbors." Wheatfield borders the Stonecrest neighborhood, the Brampton Hills neighborhood, Route 100 and the Long Gate Shopping Center. Less than a year has passed, and we're fighting the same battle again; but this time it's at the elementary school level.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 2002
IN AN effort to combat discourtesy and promote common sense, I asked last week for suggested "unwritten rules" that don't appear on Maryland's law books, but would make our driving lives easier - and probably safer. Here are some of your thoughts on unwritten rules to drive by. "If you're looking for an address or street you're not familiar with, don't hold up traffic by driving 15 miles below the speed limit," suggests Mike Brill of Woodbine. Instead, he recommends that drivers in this situation "pull over to let the line behind you pass or resign yourself to making a U turn if you pass your street."
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