PHOTO: Former Flower Stand Now Houses Furniture

The property's owner was issued a citation in January for operating an outdoor flea market in violation of local zoning laws.

When this spot on Ritchie Highway isn't operating as a roadside flower stand or pumpkin patch, it's mostly used to store old furniture. What would you like to see happen to this plot of land?

There's a chain-link fence along Ritchie Highway between Arnold and Severna Park. If you've driven along the roadway, you really can't miss it. 

It's operated seasonally by property owner Donna Marsh, according to The Capital. But when not in use, it houses old wares and old furniture. 

In January, Marsh was issued a citation for operating an outdoor flea market on the property in violation of local zoning laws, according to online court records. A month later, there has been no change to the property. 

What do you think should be done on this property?

Elwyn A Bishop February 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Why have zoning laws established if we are not willing to enforce them? I may be snooty, but I don't think anyone living in Severna Park wants to live in a dump.
Joyce Dowen February 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Joyce I am not snooty and I think the place is a mess. Haul the stuff out of there!
Judith Moylan-Forman February 15, 2013 at 12:36 AM
How did Long Fence obtain a permit to construct their fence?
Noreen Dalisera February 15, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Personally, I like that the seasonal sales of seasonal nursery plants, pumpkins, Christmas trees is perfect for the plot of land. The junk sale stuff and fence need to go away, really looks awful. I agree no one wants to buy furniture items that have been outside and uncovered. The place right up the street has been doing business for years and has not required a fence or a supplemental winter alternative - they have always kept their property neat and organized. Please no more buildings, houses, shopping centers to be built on this land or anywhere else, we are losing our wildlife and what few wood areas we have left.
Rob February 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM
She can never build a Brick & Mortar store there. It is almost all critical area and I seriously doubt she will get permits and variances to get that done. She would have tremendous opposition to building on the headwaters of Cypress Creek which needs grasses bad. Her place looks trashy and maybe you like it, but many don't like the look at would hate to see rt 2 look like some areas north of us.


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