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Commercial Development Parcel 5.52+/- Acres - Zoned C-1 - 2 Billboards ONLINE ONLY AUCTION
Littlestown Pike (MD-97) at Murkle Road
Westminster, MD
Carroll County
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SOLD $220,000
September 20, 2022 AT 11:00AM

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– $150,000 Opening Bid –


5.52± Acres ✦ Zoned C-1 ✦ 2 Billboards

Known As
Carroll County Tax ID: 030021424
Westminster, Carroll County, MD 21158

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NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.

The property is located in the Union Mills area of Carroll County, a short distance north of Westminster. The Union Mills Homestead, a well-known historic landmark, is less than 1 mile southeast. Positioned at the northwestern corner of the town’s “main street” district, the property is well positioned for a variety of different uses. Exposure along Littlestown Pike (MD-97), a major commuter route running from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, D.C., is good, with approximately 9,300 cars/day (AADT) passing by the site according to the Maryland DOT. Nearby property uses are varied, with small businesses, religious facilities, homes, rolling farms and State parks all in close proximity. The auction provides an excellent opportunity to purchase an attractive development parcel along a well-traveled commuter route with zoning that allows for a variety of prospective uses.

For more information about the area, please visit:
Westminster, MD –
Carroll County Government –
Union Mills Homestead –

Lot size – 5.52 acres, more or less, according to public records, further described as follows:

  • The property fronts approximately 840′ on Littlestown Pike and 330′ on Murkle Road
  • The lot is mostly level and clear
  • A drainage and/or utility easement (believed to be 25′ wide) divides the property into two segments, with roughly 4.35 acres positioned along Littlestown Pike and 1.15 acres along Murkle Road
  • Well and septic are believed to be required
  • 2 billboards are on the property along Littlestown Pike. Lamar Outdoor advertising has recently taken over the lease of the billboards. The most recent payment (August 2022) was for $865.26 for both billboards. The duration of the lease is unknown. See due diligence information for more detail.

Please complete a Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement form to view the billboard lease information.

C-1 Commercial Low Intensity District

According to the Carroll County zoning code, “Uses allowed in the C-1 District include but are not limited to retail sales and services, personal services, medical facilities, eating establishments, recreation and entertainment, and small professional office uses.”

Specific permitted uses stated within the applicable use table of the zoning code include:

  • Agriculture
  • Restaurant, catering establishment, banquet facility, and tavern/bar
  • Professional, medical, dental and contractor’s offices
  • Indoor recreational facility and outdoor recreational area
  • General retail or general service (less than 10,000 square feet)
  • Single-family or two family dwelling in a Rural Village
  • Retirement home, assisted-living facility, continuing care retirement community or nursing home
  • Day care center
  • Trade school or professional training center
  • Art, business, dance, music or similar school
  • Private school
  • Religious establishment
  • Commercial parking lot or garage
  • Use-off-the premises signs

A number of other conditional uses are also available within the district.

For more information about Carroll County Zoning, please visit:
Zoning Administration –

Zoning Map 21 –

The property is in fee simple; and sold free and clear of liens.

Published annual real estate taxes are $1,554.88, based on a full value assessment of $137,600.

Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.

A 10% deposit, payable by cashier’s check or wire transfer, will be required of the purchaser by 4:30 P.M. on the day of auction, at the Auctioneer’s office.

Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days . If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the Purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law. Time is of the essence.

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"Carroll County"
Commercial Development Parcel 5.52+/- Acres - Zoned C-1 - 2 Billboards ONLINE ONLY AUCTION
Littlestown Pike (MD-97) at Murkle Road
Westminster, MD
Carroll County
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SOLD $220,000
September 20, 2022 AT 11:00AM

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