Hotel At Edgewater Marina Blocked, County Says Proposal Would've 'Rezoned' Property: Report


The Capital reported last Tuesday that Anne Arundel County rejected Liberty Marina’s proposal to build a hotel at its Edgewater property. The marina, located on the South River, is pictured above. (Google Maps)

EDGEWATER, MD - The Anne Arundel County government rejected a proposal to build a hotel at Liberty Marina in Edgewater, The Capital reported last Tuesday. The newspaper said the proposed 198-room hotel on the South River also planned for "13 condominiums, several thousand square feet of ballroom space and three dining venues along Solomons Island Road."

"In this application by Liberty Marina in 2023, the applicant is not adding a hotel to a marina but, in effect, trying to rezone the property," administrative hearing officer Douglas Clark Hollmann wrote in his decision last month, according to The Capital.

This is the latest challenge for marina owner Harvey Blonder. A jury in May ordered Blonder to pay $9 million in damages to Yellowfin Steak and Fish House after he was accused of misrepresenting the Edgewater restaurant's profits to prevent payouts to investors, The Capital said.

The Capital also said Blonder is fighting the jury's decision in the fraud lawsuit and appealing the county's rejection of the hotel proposal.

To learn more about Blonder's next steps, read The Capital's full story. That article is only available to subscribers of The Capital.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "County Blocks Hotel At Marina" at this link.

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