Patrick Varga, development review coordinator for the Department of Land Use, Planning and Development, said the project was first presented to the commission in May 2011. Hamera's initial plans included direct access to Md. 140 from both the east and west and the demolition of two of the three buildings on the site, one of which was an uninhabited house in terrible shape, Varga said. The original plan for access to Md. 140 was really an impossible idea due to the proposed site's proximity to the intersection at Md. 91 and Md. 140, said Mike Davis, communications director for the Finksburg Planning and Citizens' Council.