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July 1, 2013 - Council District 2

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Baltimore County Historic Preservation – NACo Award
  4. Middle Gwynns Falls Watershed - Community Meeting
  5. Bellona Avenue in Ruxton
  6. Old Pimlico Road Sidewalks
  7. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  8. Design Review Panel Meeting
  9. Enchanted Hills Pumping Station
  10. Offutt Road Bridge - Repairs Postponed
  11. Bridge Work on Painters Mill Road
  12. Montrose Avenue Pumping Station Improvements
  13. Administrative Variances
  14. Development Meetings
  15. 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 2

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Planning Board Meetings

The Baltimore County Planning Board meeting will be held Thursday, July 18, at 4 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

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

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Baltimore County Historic Preservation – NACo Award

The Preservation Services Division of the Department of Planning was granted a 2013 NACo Achievement Award in the category of Arts and Historic Preservation for their Historic Preservation Design Guidelines publication. The award recognizes innovative county programs that have yielded positive results for county residents. The Historic Preservation Design Guidelines were developed to be a resource for citizens who are interested in rehabilitating historic homes.

Information: Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

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Middle Gwynns Falls Watershed - Community Meeting

A Small Watershed Action Plan (SWAP) meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Randallstown Library, 8604 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Maryland  21133.

Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) and Blue Water Baltimore will host a community meeting to discuss the development of a Small Watershed Action Plan (SWAP) for the Middle Gwynns Falls watershed. This planning area includes communities in the Pikesville, Randallstown and Woodlawn vicinity, which drain to the Gwynns Falls. Community input is integral in creating the plan, which will guide restoration efforts in the watershed to improve water quality in Baltimore County’s streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

Information: Betty Kelley at watersheds@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-5683

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Bellona Avenue in Ruxton

Crews are expected to connect two Ruxton residences to public sewers in June. The project will require closing Bellona Avenue between Maywood Avenue and Old Orchard Lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The installation, which will cost $103,000 is expected to be completed before the 4th of July.

Information: 410-887-2171

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Old Pimlico Road Sidewalks

Public Works will construct new sidewalks between Woodbox Lane and the Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore school along Old Pimlico Road. The work should be completed this summer and cost about $50,000.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18, 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 Meeting

The Design Review Panel Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

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

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Enchanted Hills Pumping Station

In April, crews began rehabilitating the Enchanted Hills sewage pumping station off of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. Construction, estimated to cost $1.552 million, will require a year and should be finished by early April 2014.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Offutt Road Bridge: Repairs Postponed

The Offutt Road Bridge, 2600 block of Offutt Road, which collapsed during tropical storms in September 2011, was given a temporary fix two months later in November to allow one lane of traffic. A permanent repair was planned for this summer but because of environmental issues and concern for the integrity of Mardella Branch, repairs will begin in April or May 2014. The design work is in progress, according to engineers.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Bridge Work on Painters Mill Road

Public Works will replace the deck of Bridge Number 103, the Painters Mill Road Bridge over Gwynns Falls in Owings Mills, beginning this year. The $2 million project should start this summer, and take about a year and a half to complete, according to the County’s structural engineers. During the work, traffic will be maintained with three lanes open.

Information: enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Montrose Avenue Pumping Station Improvements

Public Works plans extensive improvements to the Montrose Avenue sewage pumping station this year–expanding the facility and enhancing the landscape. The project, will take about a year to complete according to engineers, is expected to begin shortly after the Labor Day holiday this year. The project will cost about $1 million.

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 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 Administrative Variances at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Administrative Variances calendar for any changes to District 2.

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Development Meetings

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

Information: 410-887-3335

Development Plan Hearing - Foundry Row
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Property Location: 10100 Reisterstown Road
PAI Number: 03-0496
Tracking Number: MAJ-2013-00006
Proposal: Proposed retail/restaurant (364,680 square feet), proposed office (60,000 square feet). Existing 241,603 square foot warehouse to remain for future development.
Engineer: Century - Phone: 410-589-2400
Continued Dates: July 11, at 10 a.m., July 15, at 10 a.m., July 17, at 1:30 p.m.
Information:
Darryl D. Putty at  DPutty@baltimorecountymd.gov or 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

Zoning Hearings - 6314 Falls Road
Date/Time: Monday, July 1, 11 a.m. to noon
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Case Number: 2013-0265-SPHA
Property Location: Northwest corner of intersection of west side of Falls Road and north side of Shoemaker Road, 3rd Election District
Legal Owner: Kim Hammond
Special Hearing: To determine whether or not the Administrative Law Judge should approve an amended site plan for Case BCZR 85-256-A and under Section 409.12 B. approve a modified parking plan for an existing parking facility at the subject site as shown on the Petitioner's Site Plan to accompany Zoning Special Hearing and Zoning Variance.
Variance 1. To approve a modified parking plan including parking space dimensions. access to parking spaces, required number of spaces (existing 55 parking spaces in lieu of the required 60 parking spaces), and design standards for an existing parking facility at the subject site as shown on Petitioner's Site Plan to accompany Zoning Special Hearing and Zoning Variance.
2.  Special regulations for animal boarding places, kennels and pet shops in office, business and manufacturing zones, 200 feet setback requirement of the Zoning Regulations of Baltimore County, to the Zoning Law of Baltimore County for the following reasons: To Be Presented At Hearing.
Information: Zoning at 410-887-3391

Zoning Hearings - 3903 Naylors Lane
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m. to noon
Meeting Location: Room 205, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Case Number: 2013-0277-A
Location: Southeast side of Naylors Lane, 637 feet northeast of centerline of Old Court Road, 3rd Election District
Legal Owners: Naylors Office Property Venture, LLC
Variance: To allow a ground mounted directional sign with a sign area/face of 10.6 square feet in lieu of the permitted eight square feet and to allow the company name and logo to occupy 73 percent of the total sign area in lieu of the permitted 30 percent.
Information:
Zoning at 410-887-3391

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