Hearing slated on BWI parking lot plan


People using Baltimore-Washington International Airport will have another parking option if a county administrative hearing officer approves a plan for a new 729-space lot on Camp Meade Road in Linthicum.

The parking lot proposed by Flow Development Inc. of Lutherville would be on a wooded 6.89-acre parcel adjacent to the Park 'N' Go lot, which provides parking for BWI.

A public hearing on the request is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 28 at Arundel Center in Annapolis before administrative hearing officer Robert C. Wilcox.

Gerald P. Starr, president of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, said he may ask for a postponment to give the association time to review the plan.

The proposal calls for removal of 85 percent of the trees, though a few would be left to screen the lot from view. There are no homes near the site.

The property's owner, Thomas F. Zink Jr., said he bought the land about six years ago and will sell it to Flow Development if Mr. Wilcox approves the plan. He declined to disclose the selling price.

This is not the first time a company has expressed interest in developing the industrially zoned parcel as a parking lot.

In 1991, Airport Construction of Maryland Inc. applied for a special exception to build a 588-space parking lot on the site.

Though Mr. Wilcox approved the plan in November 1991, construction never got off the ground because of internal disputes, Mr. Zink said.

An airport spokeswoman said Flow Development would be responsible for providing shuttle service to the airport's terminal and applying to the Maryland Aviation Administration for an annual permit to service the airport.

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