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Zoning Board

As the County Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, the Howard County Zoning Board will host virtual hearings for the below cases.  If you would like to join the meeting to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need  to register.

Those who wish to participate will need to sign up online at the links provided below. 

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the hearing.

For Technical Assistance during the hearing please e-mail [email protected] for immediate response.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:

WebEx test meeting link: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.htmlThis link provides instructions for the test meeting (not required, but helpful):
https://help.webex.com/en-us/nti2f6w/Webex-Meetings-Join-a-Test-Meeting
For additional information please e-mail [email protected]  

UPCOMING HEARINGS:

June 9, 2021 @6:00pm
This Hearing will be live streamed with closed captioning

WebEx Hearing - Registration Pending

CASE INFORMATION

 ZB 1118M          Erickson at Limestone Valley
To rezone 62.11 acres from B-2 & RC-DEO to CEF-M
for development of a continuing care retirement community
and to permit the expansion/relocation and architectural 
enhancement of the existing Freestate Gasoline Service Station
(MD 108, 12170 Clarksville Pike & p/o 5450 Sheppard Lane)

Petition and Plan
Technical Staff Report
Planning Board Recommendation
DCP Revised Sheet Index
Erickson Summary of CEF

Download all associated files

DPZ Powerpoint Presentation

Petitioner's Exhibits:
#1 - Initial Petition and Plan
     Initial Petition Exhibit A
     Initial Petition Exhibits B-G
#2 - 2/28/19 Supplement to Initial Petition
#3 - Non-substantial Amendments to DCP submitted on 6/17/20
       (Sheets 1-46)
#4 - Scott Templin with Erickson Living Powerpoint
#5 - Carl Wilson with the Traffic Group Powerpoint
#6 - Brandon Rowe with Bohler Engineering Powerpoint
#7 - Sheets from Concept Plan A-Y (Option B)
#8 - Existing Pathways Overview
#9 - Mark Heckman Architecture 
#8 - Existing Pathways Overview
#9 - Mark Heckman Architecture Powerpoint 
#10 - Letter of authorization from RHCA for Rene DuBois
#11 - River Hill Community Center Letter
#12 - Joan Lancos Testimony
#13 - Kelly McLaughlin written testimony
#14 - Md. St. Code 10-409, Subtitle 4 CCRC

Protestant/s Exhibits:

#1 - James Guarneri  written testimony
#2 – Stu Kohn written testimony
#3 - Harry Hagdu written testimony HCCA
#4 - Ginny Thomas written testimony
#5 - Ginny Thomas CV
#6 - Ginny Thomas - Choices for Seniors
#7 - Ginny Thomas - Waitlist
#8 - Ginny Thomas - Howard County General Hospital
#9 - Ginny Thomas - Workforce
#10 - Michael Glasgow written testimony as amended
#11 - Michael Glasgow - credentials
#12 - Ginny Thomas CV as amended
#13 - Mark Bobotek – testimony with redaction
#14 - Mike Nolan written testimony
#15 - Michael Glasgow written testimony unredacted (marked/not admitted)
 

#16 - Jack Guarini addendum to 2/10/21 testimony (marked/not admitted)
#17 - Michael Glasgow spokesperson authorization form (marked/not admitted)
#18 - David Elsaesser Powerpoint redacted
#19 - David Elsaesser Powerpoint unredacted (marked/not admitted)
#20 - Frederick Tutman resume (to be sumitted to the Board)
#21 - Frederick Tutman - Environmental Stewardship
#22 - Flood Plain Flow direction
#23 - Casual effect on impervious surfaces
#24 - Frederick Tutman written testimony

CASE INFORMATION

ZB 1119M  - HRVC Ltd. Partnership, c/o Kimco Realty Corp.

Technical Staff Report
Addendum #1 to Technical Staff Report
Addendum #2 to Technical Staff Report
HRVC Supplemental Parking Study
Hickory Ridge Village Center Community Plan (VCCP)
Preliminary Development Plan
Design Guidelines

EXHIBIT LIST

DPZ

#1 -  DPZ Powerpoint Presentation

PETITIONER (Sang Oh, Esq.)

#1 - 2/8/18 DPZ Addendum to Technical Staff Report
#2 - HRVC Revitalization
#3 - Columbia Market Study (marked/ not admitted)
#4 - CD with audio of Sept.4, 2019 ZB hearing –(marked/not admitted)
#5 - Michael Workosky CV
#6 - Parking Ratio Charts 
#7 - Matthew Fitzsimmons CV
#8 - Multifamily setback distances
#9 - Wrapped garage building types & context
#10 - Building height comparison 
#11 - Howard Hughes letter dated 1/22/20

CITIZENS IN SUPPORT 

#1 - Testimony and powerpoint – Eric Stein
#2 - Written testimony – Harry Schwartz
#3 - Written testimony – Alison Hickman
#4 - Purple map by Susan Clack (marked/not admitted)
#5 - Red map by Susan Clack (marked/not admitted)

OPPOSITION - HICKORY RIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (Thomas Meachum, Esq.)
#1 - Addendum to Community Response
#2 - HRCA letter re: resolution designating Allison Sultan to speak on behalf of HRVB re: ZB 1119M
#3 - HRVB testimony for ZB 119M
#4 - Specific Village Board Conditions for Approval of ZB 1119M

OPPOSITION (Alan Schwartz, Esq.)

#1 - Letter from Mr. Schwartz dated 1/8/20
#2 - Hickory Ridge Village Center Redevelopment Survey Overview
#3 - Rhona Schwartz statement of opposition to Kimco HRVC Redevelopment Plan
#4 - E-mail letter from Luna Bella
#5 - HRVB signature page opposing, Rhona Schwartz
#6 - HRVB Signature pages opposing, multiple
#7  - Digital Flood Insurance Map
#8 - HRVC Survey Results Overview
#9 - Christopher Alleva CV
#10 - Columbia 1965 M&O Premises
#11 - Columbia Villages 2019 22x23
#12 - Clemens Crossing FDP Maps
#13 - Columbia PDP
#14 - Hickory Ridge Village Map 2019
#15 - FDP 205-A-2 Part 1
#16 - FDP 205 HRVC PB 243 Minutes
#17 - FDP 136 Part I-A-1
#18 - Columbia FDP Land Use Tabulation 6-5-2018
#19 - Clemens Crossing FDP Summary
#20 - HickoryRidge_LandUse 2010 Community Plan
#21 - Wilde Lake VC Adjoining Land Use
#22 - Long Reach Land Use
#23 - ZRA 102 Application Village Centers CB 29-2009 (marked/not admitted) 
#24 - CB 29-2009 Village Center Development Final Amended certified (marked/not admitted
#25 - Route 1 Dumpster photo
#26 - Quarterstaff Plat
#27 - PB 164 Clemens Crossing August 1984
#28 - HR Kimco Sectional Zoning Map (From VCCP)
#29 - Hickory Ridge Neighborhood Boundaries and Property Homes
#30 - Grandfather's letter to DPZ outlining D&O Density Procedure 2006
#31 - ZB 1096 Wilde Lake D&O
#32 - ZB 11121M Long Reach Village Center
#33 - HRVC Declarants Agreements
#34 - Hickory Ridge Tenant Violations
#35 - Allen Homes Clemens, Mark Homes Clemens and Howard County Vocational Deed Lots
#36 - Tax Assessments for Long Reach, River Hill adn Hickory Ridge Village Centers
#37 - Liane DesRoches written testimony

CITIZENS IN OPPOSITION

#38 - Traffic Impact on Village Surrounding the Neighborhood - James Ridgell
#39 - Current Village - Priority to safe Retail Access - James Ridgell
#40 - Written testimony and Scale Model - Roger Lawson
#41 - Survey Hickory Ridge Village Center Redevlopment - Lisa Dean
#42 - NYT article re Denser Housing - Lisa Dean
#43 - NYT article re How the virus may change your next home - Lisa Dean

#44 - Comparison Retail v. Residential - Lisa Dean
#45 - Pie Chart of Use - Lisa Dean
#46 - Survey Results Overview - Lisa Dean
#47 - Survey Results Unedited Comments - Lisa Dean
#48 - Open Ended Research Questions - Lisa Dean
#49 - WWJD - Lisa Dean
#50 - Written Testimony - Lisa Dean
#51 - Written Testimony - Elaine Persons
#52 - Written Testimony and photos - Christine Piatko
#53 - Written Testimony Loreen Heinz
#54 - Written Testiony of Lane Paige
#55 - Powerpoint - Martin Hamburg
#57 - Written Testimony and exhibits - Andrew Bates
#58 - Lada Onyshkevych tables
#59 - Public Information Act Response Regarding Wilde Lake Village Center Boundaries - Joel Hurewitz
#60 - Long Reach Village Center Boundaries  - Joel Hurewitz
#61 - Long Reach Zoning - BGE Right of way - Joel Hurewitz
#62 - Public Information Act Response Regarding Long Reach Village Center Boundaries - Joel Hurewitz
#63 - Regarding Table 2 of HRVC Supplemental Parking Study Hickory Ridge, King Contrivance, Wilde Lake, and Timonium Crossing - Joel Hurewitz
#64 - Timonium Square (Has a Giant not Timonium Crossing) - Joel Hurewitz
#65 - Nancy Schweiss written testimony

ZB 1119M - Hickory Ridge Village Center, WRITTEN & ORAL CLOSING ARGUMENT INFORMATION:

    Petitioner’s Written Closing Arguments 
    Alan Schwartz
    Thomas Meachum - Hickory Ridge Community Association

    Andrew Bates
    Joel Hurewitz
    Loreen Heinz
    Christine Piatko
    Lisa Dean
    Elaine Persons
     Alan Schneider


WHEN TESTIFYING PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE BOARD'S DECISION IN THIS CASE MUST BE BASED UPON THE APPLICABLE CRITERIA WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE:  https://library.municode.com/md/howard_county/codes/zoning?nodeId=HOWARD_CO_ZONING_REGULATIONS_S121.0CECOENFLDI
 

 

 

                          
                      ZONING BOARD CASES

Council members comprise the membership of the Zoning Board, the county's zoning authority. The Zoning Board guides the future growth of the County in accordance with a General Plan which is developed to ensure the most beneficial and coherent relationships among the county's residential, nonresidential and public areas. The County's zoning regulations guard the character, social, and economic stability of the County. 

Members

Christiana Mercer Rigby, Chair
Deb Jung,  Vice Chair
Liz Walsh
Opel Jones
David Yungmann

Hearings
All Zoning Board hearings are held in the Banneker Room unless noted otherwise. For further information, please contact the Zoning Board office at (410) 313-2395.

Zoning Counsel

A Zoning Counsel is employed by the County Council on a part-time, contractual basis. The Zoning Counsel appears at all Zoning Board hearings concerning piecemeal zoning map amendments for the purposes of producing evidence and testimony in support of the comprehensive zoning classification of the property and to facilitate the compilation of a complete record. The Zoning Counsel may present evidence and witnesses, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and present argument, however, does not represent the County, is not a party to a case and does not have a right of appeal in connection with any case. The Zoning Counsel may advise citizens individually and is available to speak to any group regarding zoning procedures in Howard County, but cannot engage in the practice of law or render legal advice. The current Zoning Counsel is Eileen Powers.

ZONING COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL MEETING 3/3/21