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Leopold weighs veto of Pasadena, Severna Park zoning

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is considering a move to overrule the recommendations of his own planning department, as he weighs a veto on a hard-fought bill that would allow a Pasadena apartment complex to move forward.

The county's Office of Planning and Zoning recently recommended that the County Council approve intensified zoning for a property along Long Hill Road in Pasadena, where Annapolis-based development company Koch Homes plans to build 390 apartments.

Pasadena residents who live near the proposed development bemoaned the potential addition of apartments in the area — and additional traffic on the already clogged roads — at several...