Thursday, September 04, 2008

Roller Hockey in Ellicott City

The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks is planning on constructing an indoor sports facility in Meadowbrook Park at the intersection of US 29 and MD Route 100 in Ellicott City. The new facility will be used for roller hockey, basketball and volleyball.

As designed, the new facility will exceed the height restrictions of the R-20 (Residential Single Family) zone in which the park is located. The height restriction is 34 feet and he new building tops out at 36 feet and 3.5 inches. Apparently the steel has already ordered for the building and the cost to modify it to comply with the height restriction would be in excess of $150,000.00.

The County has requested a variance on for the Meadowbrook Park Indoor Sports Facility. If the variance is granted by the council in October, construction could begin by the end of this year.


Anonymous said...

I don't think the County should allow the variance.
2 feet or 2 floors is too many to tolerate. Just ask that gadfly Joel Broida and Lloyd Knowles (Liz Bobo's husband). If our zoning people can't be allowed to do their jobs without ignorant self interest prevailing, why have a zoning department or for that matter a government? Maybe it's time to remove our delegates who don't represent us...Bobo etc.