By Kirsten Dize of The Record
Hollywood Casino Perryville could have a sign that towers 175 feet above its property and I-95, if a request for the sign gets state and town approval. The sign would read “Hollywood Casino” in red and gold and would sit atop a 175-foot tall structure. The sign would be lit from within and visible from I-95. The casino is next to the I-95/Route 222 interchange, just north of the Susquehanna River and the I-95 Millard E. Tydings Bridge.
Before the sign can be built, however, the design needs approval from Perryville’s mayor and town commissioners as well as the Maryland Transportation Authority, which has jurisdiction over the nearby interstate highway. Possible light pollution, proposed height and town aesthetics were among concerns the mayor and commissioners expressed at Tuesday’s Perryville town work session. . . .
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In a related matter at Tuesday’s work session, the mayor and commissioners also discussed notes from the recent Local Development Council meeting on their development plan and said they fully intend to fully address the LDC’s concerns in an efficient manner. The LDC, which regulates the spending of the county’s and town’s share of the casino revenue, has asked a number of questions about Perryville’s aggressive, three-year plan to spend nearly $2 million the town expects to receive as its share from the casino. Perryville’s plan to spend the money includes . . . .