Board or Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes- May 24, 2018 Meeting
  3. Special Exception Application No. 885; Resolution No. 18-01-BOA- 706 Washington Boulevard, filed by BBB Enterprises Inc. / Bart Casiello, seeking a Special Exception to re-locate a dry cleaners to be located at 706 Washington Boulevard Laurel, MD  20707.
  4. Adjourn                                                                            

 

 

Minutes

 

THREE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL BOARD OF APPEALS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – REGULAR 

 

Convened:  7:02 P.M.

 

Board Members Present (During Roll):    

                                        

Margaret A. Chenault, Chairwoman

Marlene Collins

Mary Eileen Leszcz

Brian Lee

Dennis Whitley

 

Staff Present:

 

Christian L. Pulley, Economic & Community Development Director

Monta Burrough, Planner  

Brooke Quillen, Secretary

                                                 

Citizens Present: 2

                                              

The minutes of the May 24, 2018 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. 885 and Resolution No. 18-01-BOA, 706 Washington Boulevard, zoned C-G, Commercial General, filed by Bart Casiello, BBB Enterprises Inc., 14705C Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland  20707.  Mr. Monta Burrough completed the reading of the record for the administrative process that was completed by Staff and presented the Technical Staff Report dated June 27, 2018, stating the Applicant was seeking approval to operate a Dry Cleaners. The property was constructed in 1985 and current uses are two (2) restaurants- Arby’s and Pasta Plus.

 

There was discussion among the commission members and staff regarding the request for new street signage. Ms. Christian Pulley explained that new signage is being requested from the Police Department because of the new use of the property; therefore, new traffic will be coming into the shopping center.

 

The applicant’s attorney, Victor Graves, 1680 E. Gude Drive Ste. 200 Rockville, Maryland 20850, was present to answer any questions from the Commission. Mr. Graves stated the applicant is very excited about this project and is in full agreement with the staff report. There was discussion among the Board Memebers and Mr. Graves regarding the new location for the dry cleaners.

 

The applicant, Bart Casiello, 3277 Breckenridge Way, Riva, Maryland 21140, was present to answer any questions. Mr. Casiello stated he believes this will be a better location for the dry cleaners. He added that the Pasta Plus restaurant is busier in the evenings whereas the dry cleaners will be busier in the mornings, therefore, he does not believe parking and traffic will be an issue. There was a discussion among the Board Members and Mr. Casiello regarding the estimated timeline of the project from start to finish.

 

On motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mr. Whitley and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 885 and Resolution No. 18-10-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.

 

Adjournment:   7:18 P.M.

 

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