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Commissioners Approve Plans, One Hurdle For Delmar Amphitheatre

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DELMAR, Md. - Even though the Delmar Planning and Zoning Commission passed the Amphitheatre at Heron Ponds project forward for a town council vote, one hurdle may still lie ahead.

"We have the support of the town of course, a tremendous support," said Doug Marshall, Heron Ponds owner. "If you look at our Facebook account, it's getting closer to 5,000 friends."

But the issue holding back the building is not a lack of support.  Rather, it's a height restriction.

According to a Delmar ordinance, the maximum height allowed is 40 feet. Marshall says the peak of the amphitheater roof is 46 feet. On Monday night, town council will vote to approve the  proposal.

Then in three weeks, amphitheater developers will meet with the town attorney to discuss the height issue.

Marshall expects the project to be approved by town council.  WMDT spoke with Mayor Carl Anderton Jr. via phone about the project and if council will pass it.

"It's a great attraction for the area, but our main concern is keeping the quality of life as close to the way it is right now without the amphitheater," said Anderton.

"When you look at the amphitheater and what it represents, it's going to be a green parking, much less run off that what was scheduled for this site," said Marshall.

Marshall says the site originally planned for 125 homes. Residents who currently live in Heron Ponds spoke with WMDT off camera about the amphitheater.  They said they are excited for something new for the area.

One woman added it would be ideal to have a venue to bring her kids.    

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