Howard County, Md. to Build New County Maintenance Facility

$1.2M renovation will transform former auto dealership

"Sometimes it takes time to get things going," he said.

County Councilman Charles C. Feaga, a western county Republican, said the cost of the lease bothered him at the time of the vote, but "the location was the important part for me." In years to come, he said, taking over the dealership site instead of building a more expensive facility likely will be seen as a good move.

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