Hearing Examiner

Howard County Hearing Examiners:

Joyce Nichols, Esq.
Katherine Taylor, Esq.

The Howard County Hearing Examiner will host virtual hearings for the below cases:

The hearings will be WebEx hearings and will not be livestreamed, however, will be posted on the Council website at a later time. If you would like to join the meetings to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need to register at the links provided.

Those who wish to provide oral testimony are requested to sign up online by noon on the day before the hearing. Those who sign up on-line will receive instructions and a call-in attendee code.

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] 24 hours before the hearing.

For additional information please e-mail [email protected]



August 8, 2022 @ 5:30pm (continued)
BA 22-001S BLT Cantina, LLC (was 7/7/2022)
Sign Variance petition requesting multiple signs. One monument building sign; and two building wall mounted signs.
(6281 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, Maryland 21075)

Webex Hearing - Register HERE
Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 2305 611 0071

Case Materials:

Technical Staff Report


August 18, 2022 @ 5:30pm
BA 22-003V Jason Rosier (Chick fil A)
Non-Residential Variance Petitioner requesting to reduce the 30’ structure and use setback from Clarksville Pike from 30’ To 14-10’ to allow the face to face canopy structure in the existing Drive thru.
(6395 Ten Oaks Rd. Clarksville, MD 21029)  

Webex Hearing - Registration link pending

Case Materials:
Technical Staff Report


August 23, 2022 @ 10:00am
BA 22-004V Adam Carballo
Residential Variance Petition requesting a side setback of 10’-0” and 108.0.D.4.C(II) rear and yard setback of 10’-0”
(4832 Attenborough Way Ellicott, City Maryland 21043)  

Webex Hearing - Registration link pending

Case Materials:
Agency Comments


August 24, 2022 @ 6:00pm
BA 22-014C Primrose Schools Franchising Company
Conditional Use Petition for a child day care center and nursery school on the subject property to construct an approx. 13,585 sq. ft. one story child day care and nursery school facility. Two outdoor play areas located on the northern and eastern sides and rear of the facility.
(4959 Waterloo Road Elkridge, MD 21075)

Webex Hearing - Registration link pending


August 30, 2022 @ 10:00am
BA 22-018V Transforming Architecture

Residential Variance Petition requesting relief from existing side public street to extend 36’-0” into right side setback to enlarge existing one-car garage to a two-car garage and for a proposed back addition.
(2897 Rosemar Drive Ellicott City, MD 21043)

Webex Hearing - Registration link pending


September 7, 2022 @ 5:30pm
BA 789-D Lubna Khan

Administrative Appeal petition appealing DPZ letter dates April 12, 2022 because SDP 99-125 cited in the letter is correct but location of the dumpster according to SDP 22-195 is on south west side of building.
(12345 S. Wake Forest Road Clarksville, MD 21029) 

Hybrid Hearing - Registration link pending


September 13, 2022 @ 10:00am
BA 22-015V Michael and Janette Fine
Residential Variance petition requesting to increase the accumulative lot coverage to 2,435 sq. ft in lieu of allowable 600 sq. ft. This variance is for an additional 400 sq. ft. for an open covered pool pavilion.

(10250 Burleigh Cottage Lane Ellicott City, MD 21157)

Webex Hearing - Registration link pending

September 21, 2022 @ 5:30pm
BA 790-D Lubna Khan

Administrative Appeal from NOV issues on 3/23/2022. DPZ Final determination issued on 4/19/2022 for not holding Respondent liable for noise population from Pet Daycare.
(12451 Clarksville Pike Clarksville, MD 21029)

Hybrid Hearing - Registration link pending


October 12, 2022 @ 5:30pm
BA 22-020C Lawrence Cager
Conditional Use Petition requesting approval for a two-family dwelling unit on the subject property proposing to construct an approx. 34’ in height two-unit duplex, with a garage provided for each unit.
(7207 Montgomery Road Elkridge, Maryland 21075) 

Hybrid Hearing - Registration link pending

A hearing examiner, appointed by the County Council, may hear any cases falling within the authority of the Board of Appeals. Decisions of the hearing examiner may be appealed to the Board of Appeals.