Former Buttermilk Hill Tavern Property Still Abandoned

A wooden fence now surrounds the property, but no updates have been made to the lot.

Questions still remain on the status of the former location of the Buttermilk Hill Tavern in Elkridge.

In October, Elkridge Patch reported the empty lot at 6100 Washington Blvd. was being used by two men, who declined to identify themselves, to sell used automobiles.

Since then, a large wooden fence was installed to enclose the property and orange barrels alongside the fence have been knocked over, some crushed.

Do you think the site is an eyesore? What should be done with it? Tell us in comments.

Spray paint seen recently on the wooden fence on Feb. 27 reads, "Viva la revolucion" and "You are a slave!"

A sign that previously read, "for sale, lease options, owner will finance", according to a Google street view picture, now only reads, "For s    lease op   o."

The property was sold by Auto Sales Inc. on Oct. 2, 2012 to James Guzman, of Silver Spring, for $550,000, according to Maryland's Real Property database.

Recent attempts to contact Guzman were unsuccessful.

The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits for Howard County said that as of Feb. 28, it had not received any applications related to the property.

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Stephanie March 11, 2013 at 05:01 PM
It looks like a dump, clean it up!
concerned neighbor March 11, 2013 at 05:08 PM
How is this any different than the building at Bonnie View Lane and Route 1 with broken out windows and covered in graffiti? Or the trailers down near 100 that appear abandoned because they have vines growing all over them and a bunch of graffiti. How can we point fingers at just one place when others exist. I wish they would all be cleaned up. They are eyesores and bring down the value of the area.
Nikki Marlatt-Young March 11, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Area is looking a mess lately, very sad to call Elkridge Home when it has been looking the way it has in the past few years. Calls & Letters to all the above places of concern should be addressed with Councilwoman Courtney Watson HOWARD COUNTY COUNCIL 3430 Courthouse Drive Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 410-313-2001 / E-mail: cwatson@howardcountymd.gov
Kathleen A Lahm March 13, 2013 at 04:35 PM
I'm waiting for some illegal activitey to start up at the old buttermilk..
Tom Polcari March 16, 2013 at 01:57 AM
I contacted Courtney Watson's office about this matter in November 2012. I received a response from her assistant only, stating that there was an active zoning investigation underway and that she would contact me with further information soon. I never heard from her again. This property as well as several others in the area are an eye sore that bring down property values and reflect negatively on this part of the county. The citizens deserve responsive action and leadership from our council person on these matters. Unfortunately this has not occured in the past seven years. Perhaps it is time for new representation on the council. I intend to explore the possibility of running for the Howard County Council in the next election and I ask for your support. Tom Polcari Elkridge, MD


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