sy Linganore Town Center site

sy Linganore Town Center site

The planned area for the Linganore Town Center-South Commercial Retail Center site on the south side of Md. 144 and the east side of the roundabout at Eaglehead Drive.

A planned retail area in Linganore is on the way to getting its first tenants, with the approval of a convenience store and a child care center to be on the property.

The Frederick County Planning Commission unanimously approved site plans Wednesday for both a convenience store and gas station and a Goddard School child care center at the site between Md. 144 and Interstate 70 as part of the Linganore Town Center area near Oakdale High School.

The 3,240-square-foot convenience store will have a 5,586-square-foot gas canopy, which raised concerns among some planning commissioners about whether the canopy would create a problem with light spillage and glare.

The county’s zoning ordinance doesn’t discuss the lighting of gas station canopies, and the issues hasn’t come up with other properties with gas canopies, said Mike Wilkins, the county’s director of development review.

Commissioner Bob White said the commission is scheduled to look a the issue of light height generally, and should look at the canopy issue at that time.

In June, the Planning Commission approved a division of the 18-acre property into nine retail parcels.

The area doesn’t have a lot of food and convenience options for residents, and they’re excited to have the first commercial uses in the project, said Jason Wiley of Elm Street Development, which is developing the Linganore Town Center project.

The company is also pursuing a grocery store for a nearby parcel, he said.

The Goddard School will be an 11,063-square-foot child care center on a 2.46-acre site at the opposite end of the retail area from the convenience store.

The commission approved a request to reduce the number of parking spaces at the site from the required 53 to 49, along with a loading space and a space for school buses.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

(8) comments

mikec

Great deal for Kirby. He can move all his tree-dozers from Gas House Pike, on the north side of Linganore, where he's been working hard on the new neighborhoods HE VOTED ON, to the south side of Linganore and work on even more projects that HE VOTED ON. Not an ounce of conflict of interest there folks!

matts853

Thank you Jason for cutting down all the trees, congesting the roads, and overcrowding schools. I hope you and Blaine had a good laugh over this.

gdunn

ugly overdevelopment continues. Frederick County has been destroyed.

mikec

The area doesn’t have a lot of food and convenience options for residents, and they’re excited to have the first commercial uses in the project, said Jason Wiley of Elm Street Development...

Typical developer speak. I live in Linganore and anybody's who's been here a while is disgusted by all of the gross overdevelopment. Most moved here for the quiet green spaces, not for a glut of ugly overdevelopment.

KMRD1

Sounds like Bob White is the light czar of the planning Commission

rb1106

So if they are putting a gas station/convenience store at the circle, do we really need a Rutters a mile away at the corner of 144 and Mussetter?

Jleftwich

Unless this location is where Rutters is now building?

John S.

Do you know the brand of gas station/convenience store?

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