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May 31, 2013 - Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
  4. Sidewalks for Sulphur Spring and Johnnycake
  5. Water Main to Serve Howard County
  6. Traffic Calming on St. Agnes Lane and Malbrook Road
  7. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  8. Design Review Panel Meeting
  9. Water Transmission Line for Rolling Road Area
  10. Street Improvements in the District
  11. Bridge Repairs on Valley Road
  12. Administrative Variances
  13. Development Meetings
  14. Zoning Hearings

EPS Variances

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) publishes a list of the environmental administrative variance requests along with their status. The requests are listed by County Council District.

Information: EPS Variances for District 1

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Planning Board Meetings

The Baltimore County Planning Board meetings will be held on

  • Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20, at 4 p.m.

in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Curtis Murray, cjmurray@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3480

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Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

You are invited to Congressman Elijah E. Cummings’ Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Woodlawn Senior High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207.

  • Mortgage Payment Solutions!
  • Free Legal Advice!
  • Free Housing Counseling!
  • Credit Repair Seminar!
  • Foreclosure Scam Seminar!

Information and Registration: www.cummings.house.gov or 410-685-9199

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Sidewalks for Sulphur Spring and Johnnycake

Baltimore County is installing sidewalks along the south side of Sulphur Spring Road this spring, between the Arbutus Library and Shelbourne Road. The long-awaited pedestrian improvement, a safety enhancement for Arbutus, will be 1,700 feet in length and cost $300,000. Sidewalks are also on schedule for Johnnycake Road. Construction should be completed before the end of summer.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Water Main to Serve Howard County

Contractors will begin replacing a 36-inch diameter water main running from the railroad tracks near Clark Boulevard, down to South Street and then through the Patapsco State Park. The new line, which will serve Howard County, will be 5,500 feet long. The pipe has been manufactured; construction will begin in June and the project should be finished in about two years.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Traffic Calming on St. Agnes Lane and Malbrook Road

Public Works traffic engineers submitted plans to residents on St. Agnes Lane for traffic calming measures in winter 2012. The plans, which include three brick-topped speed humps, were reviewed and approved by residents in March. Construction is scheduled for June. In addition, the County intends to install a small traffic circle at the intersection of Westowne Road and Malbrook Road, near the City line. Construction is also planned for the spring.

Information: 410-887-3554

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Vicki Nevy at 410-887-3495 or vnevy@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Design Review Panel

The Design Review Panel Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Lynn Lanham at 410-887-3480 or mlanham@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Water Transmission Line for Rolling Road Area

Baltimore County is constructing a new water main to serve the Rolling Road Water Tank, near Windsor Mill Road. Two miles of new, 24-inch diameter line will be installed in Powers Lane, Lincoln Woods Drive, Johnnycake Road and Fairbrook Road to supplement the existing line and to “build redundancy for pressure and flow into the system,” according to engineers from the Department of Public Works. The project, using bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe to facilitate repairs in the distant future, began in early July 2012. It is presently 65 percent complete and should be finished in June. Cost is $3 million.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Street Improvements in the District

Work on Georgia Avenue in Baltimore Highlands is underway; crews have been paving and installing new curbs and gutters since February. The improvements, estimated to exceed $1 million, should be completed by the fall, according to Public Works engineers. In addition, road improvements to Wilson Avenue and Landington (both in Westview) and Gebh (in Lansdowne) will start this summer and be finished in the fall.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Bridge Repairs on Valley Road

The Department of Public Works plans to repair two bridges on Valley Road in Catonsville: bridges B-0300 and B-0310, near Rolling Road. Work was expected to begin in October 2012, but was delayed because of regulatory issues. Valley Road is now expected to be closed in June and the work should start shortly thereafter. The project, which includes some stream restoration, is expected to cost $300,000.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Administrative Variances

Administrative Variances Pending include requests for Administrative Variances pending before the Department of Permits, Approvals, and Inspections. These are up to date as of this published newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868, or Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

There were no Administrative Variances at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development and Zoning calendar for any changes to District 1.

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Development Meetings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee, and Hearing Officers Hearings. These meetings are up to date as of publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: 410-887-3335

Development Review Committee Meeting - Frederick Road
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: 908 Frederick Road
DRC Number: 010813A
Tracking Number: DRC-2013-00024
Request: The request is to construct a 31,508 square foot, three-story medical office building.
Information: Colleen Kelly CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov 410-887-3706

Development Review Committee Meeting - Hollins End
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2 to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 123, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: 4801 Hollins Ferry Road
DRC Number: 061113A
PAI Number: 13-0205
Tracking Number: DRC-2013-00064
Request: The request is for a development refinement for revisions to the parking layout on lot one.
Information: Colleen Kelly CKelly@baltimorecountymd.gov 410-887-3321

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Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances, and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings of Baltimore County. These hearings are up to date as of publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868, or Zoning Review at 410-887-3391

There were no Zoning Hearings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development and Zoning calendar for any changes to District 1.

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