Board or Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes- January 23, 2020 Meeting
  3. Special Exception Application No.  899; Resolution No. 20-03-BOA- 910 Fairlawn Avenue, filed by CoreStates, Inc., seeking special exception with a variance approval to construct a Bank with exterior ATM, drive through facilities and to reduce the right side setback from 50 feet to 39.24 feet.
  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Final Action
  1. Adjourn







***This meeting was conducted through OpenMeetings Virtual Platform due to COVID-19 Pandemic***


Convened:  6:18 P.M.


Board Members Present (During Roll):    


Margaret A. Chenault, Chairwoman

Marlene Collins

Brian Lee

Mary-Eileen Leszcz

Dennis Whitley, III, Esquire


Staff Present:


Larry Taub, City Solicitor

William Goddard, City Administrator

Christian L. Pulley, Economic & Community Development, Director

Robert Love, Economic & Community Development, Deputy Director

Brooke Quillen, Secretary


Citizens Present: Approximately: Approximately 23


The minutes of the January 23, 2020 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mr. Lee seconded by Mr. Whitley and carried on a roll call vote of all other members present.


Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No. 890 and Resolution No. 20-03-BOA, 910 Fairlawn Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by CoreStates, Inc. 201 S. Maple Avenue Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002.  Ms. Pulley completed the reading of the record for the administrative approval process and presented the technical staff report dated February 5, 2020, stating the applicant is seeking special exception with a variance approval to construct and operate a Bank with exterior ATM, drive through facilities and to reduce the side setback from 50 feet to 39.24 feet to be located at 910 Fairlawn Avenue. The property is zoned Commercial Shopping Center (CSH) and is located in a strip shopping center known as The Laurel Shopping Center.


Representing the applicant, Stacey Silber, Learch Early Brower, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 700 Bethesda, Maryland  20814, stated they appreciate the Board and staff for moving this project along to get all the approvals necessary and she is in attendance to answer any questions that may come up along with some others.


Chairwoman Chenault opened the public hearing at 6:32 p.m.


There was nobody else signed up to speak.


Chairwoman Chenault closed the public hearing at 6:33 p.m.


On motion by Mr. Lee seconded by Mrs. Collins, and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 899 and Resolution No. 20-03-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.


There was discussion among the applicant and the Board members regarding the timeline of the project, which is estimated at 6 ½ months. Mr. Goddard congratulated the Board and staff for performing the City’s first virtual public hearing.


Adjournment:   6:35 P.M.



APPROVED:                 BQ                                                                   DATE: 5-28-2020

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