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Md. Renaissance Festival appeals unfavorable zoning ruling
Md. Renaissance Festival appeals unfavorable zoning ruling

The Maryland Renaissance Festival organizers have appealed a zoning decision that prevents the festival from moving to a new site in southern Anne Arundel County. Earlier this month, the county's administrative hearing officer denied requests from the festival for a special exception and variances to allow the festival to operate on a Lothian farm that lacks required "major road" access. The case now moves to the county's seven-member Board of Appeals. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. The Maryland Renaissance Festival was founded in Columbia but has operated at a site in Crownsville since 1985. The festival, which replicates life in an English village under the...

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