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Next step for White Marsh outlet fight: petition drive

The fight over a proposed outlet mall for White Marsh could be headed to the ballot. A group calling itself the Committee to Protect Baltimore County Zoning Process has received approval from the county's elections board for a petition to put a new zoning law to a vote in the next election. The law, which took effect on Monday, clears the way for Baltimore-based Paragon Outlet Partners to build a 100-store outlet mall just a few miles from the White Marsh Mall and The Avenue at White Marsh. If the committee collects the required signatures — more than 26,000 — the law would be suspended and submitted to voters on the November 2016 ballot. Voters could uphold the law or...