Public Hearing
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

THREE HUNDRED FORTY-SECOND MEETING

THURSDAY– MAY 25, 2017- 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes- February 23, 2017 Meeting
  3. Special Exception Application No. 869; Resolution No. 17-02-BOA – 13700 Baltimore Avenue filed by T-Mobile, requesting approval of a special exception to install six (6) panel antennas, one (1) microwave dish, and associated support equipment with cabinet on the roof of the Fairfield Inn building
  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Executive Session, if necessary
  • Final Action
  1. Special Exception Application No. 871; Resolution No. 17-03-BOA- 6901 Van Dusen Road (Andersons Corner) filed by Ribera Andersons Corner, LLC., requesting approval of a special exception to construct an automobile filling station and 5,370 sq. ft. convenience store to be known as Royal Farms
  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Executive Session, if necessary
  • Final Action
  1. Adjourn

Minutes

 

THREE HUNDRED FORTY-SECOND MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL BOARD OF APPEALS

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 – REGULAR 

Convened: 7:03 P.M.

 

Board Members Present:    

                                        

Margaret A. Chenault, Chairwoman

Marlene Collins

Brian Lee

Mary Eileen Leszcz

 

Staff Present:

 

Roger Thomas, Esquire, City of Laurel Legal Counsel

Nathan D. Grace, Planner

Sara Green, Secretary

                                                 

Citizens Present: 8

                                             

The minutes of the February 23, 2017 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Leszcz, and carried on a roll call vote of all other members present.

 

Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No. 869 and Resolution No. 17-02-BOA, 13700 Baltimore Avenue, zoned Industrial Research Technology Park (I-RTP), filed by T-Mobile, 3620 Commerce Drive Halethorpe, Maryland 21227. Mr. Grace completed the reading of the record for the administrative process that was completed by Staff and presented the Technical Staff Report dated April 17, 2017 stating that the Applicant was requesting approval install six (6) panel antennas, one (1) microwave dish, and associated support equipment, including an equipment cabinet on the roof of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Mr. Grace stated that the Technical Staff report recommended approval.

 

There were no questions from the Board. Sean Hughes, Esquire, Representative of T-Mobile, 2000 B Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland addressed the Board and stated that he and his client were in agreement with the Technical Staff Report.

 

            On motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Collins and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 869 and Resolution No. 17-02-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.

 

            The final agenda item was Special Exception Application No. 871 and Resolution No. 17-03-BOA, 6901 Van Dusen Road, zoned Mixed Use Transportation Oriented (M-X-T), filed by Ribera Andersons Corner, LLC., 2661 Riva Road Building 300 Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Mr. Grace presented the Technical Staff Report dated April 24, 2017 stating that the Applicant was seeing approval to construct an automobile filling station and 5,370 sq. ft. convenience store use, to be known as Royal Farms on Anderson’s Corner Parcel B, located at 6901 Van Dusen Road. Mr. Grace said that the project would include eight (8) multi-product gasoline dispensers units with 16 fueling pumps under a canopy, on-site parking, designated sidewalks, appropriate utilities, landscaping, lighting as well as stormwater management drainage facilities.

 

            Next, Eric M. DeVito, Esquire, Stone, Mattheis, Xenopoulo & Brew, PC, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW 8th Floor, West Tower Washington, DC  20007, Attorney for Ribera Andersons Corner, LLC., introduced the Engineers, and Consultants working on the project on and provided a summary of the Applicant’s request. Mr. DeVito also provided the Board and Staff with an “Exhibit Package” (Exhibit A) and spoke about the contents of the package. Mr. Lee said that he understood the Planning Commission had some issues regarding the height of the proposed freestanding sign for the gas station. Mr. DeVito explained that the issues regarding the freestanding sign were resolved at the Planning Commission and that the Applicant agreed to add stonework around the base of the sign. Mr. Ed Steer, Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell LLC., provided a summary of the Need Analysis he had prepared regarding the proposed project. There were zero (0) members of the public signed up to speak regarding the application. Ms. Green noted that the reading of the record for the administrative process completed by Staff regarding the application, had not been read into the record. Mr. Grace completed the reading of the record.

 

On motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Leszcz and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 871 and Resolution No. 17-03-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.

 

           

Adjournment:   7:37 P.M.

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