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Point, Counterpoint.

Arguing about the text amendment – “It’s not the business of County government to be telling property owners specifically what they can put on land they own and would like to develop.” “But that’s exactly what zoning is all about, isn’t it? You can put small retail here, big box stores over there, maybe townhouses, […] Continue reading →

The Eldersburg Grocery Store Market Study

On Wednesday, June 7, the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting in Room 003 of the County’s office building at 225 N. Center St. in Westminster. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a “text amendment” that will change all B-NR (Business – Neighborhood Retail) property in the county to increase maximum […] Continue reading →

Eldersburg: On one hand…

To be clear at the very outset, this is a story with no bad guys. Not the property owner, not the new grocery store company, not the people who own homes around the property and not the Carroll County government.  No villains.  No victims per se, although not everybody will be pleased with how all […] Continue reading →

Eldersburg: “Quibbling”

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Hi, everyone.  “Quibbling” was the original title of “Eldersburg doesn’t need 7th grocer,” an op/ed piece that the Carroll County Times was kind enough to publish today under its “Other Voices” program.  Our thanks to the Times.  If you missed reading it, here, below, is the PDF print from today’s paper. […] Continue reading →

Strong petition. Weak response.

On November 15 of last year, two residents of the Homeland Condominiums met with Phil Hager. Mr. Hager is Director of the Carroll County Department of Planning and Secretary to the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The purpose of the meeting was to present to Director Hager a petition signed by 55 people who own […] Continue reading →