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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 1

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability publishes lists of requests for environmental administrative variances and their status for all County Council Districts. These are the requests for County Council District 1 and are listed below in chronological order.

Anyone interested in submitting written comments may do so by email to deprmvariances@baltimorecountymd.gov or by correspondence to Vincent J. Gardina, Director, Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Main Office, Room 319, Towson, Maryland 21204.  Please include the EPS Tracking Number in all correspondence.

Requests:

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1880
Project Name: Southwestern Boulevard 16-inch Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: U.S. Route One, Southwestern Boulevard
Application Date: September 30, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 31,145 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1879
Project Name: Eden Terrace
Project Address or Location: Arbutus and Forest Avenues
Application Date: October 6, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Law was received to remove six specimen trees for the development of a 23-lot subdivision on 6.45 acres.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1877
Project Name: Wade Avenue Building Demolition
Project Address or Location: 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: September 30, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 109,335 square feet of impervious area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1876
Project Name: Panchigar Property
Project Address or Location: 4369 Hollins Ferry Road
Application Date: September 25, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request:The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 8,880 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1874
Project Name: C.T.G. Incorporated
Project Address or Location: 3922 Washington Boulevard
Application Date: September 19, 2014
Decision Date: September 24, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 12,730 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1872
Project Name: TDPH Properties, LLC
Project Address or Location: 2139 Monumental Road, Halethorpe, 21227
Application Date: September 16, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Law was received to remove one specimen tree for the development of a commercial building and associated utilities on a 2.9-acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1871
Project Name: TDPH Properties, LLC
Project Address or Location: 2139 Monumental Road, Halethorpe, 21227
Application Date: September 16, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was received to impact approximately 11,920 square feet of Forest Buffer for the purpose of developing a commercial building with associated access and storm water management.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1855
Project Name: Morseberger Property
Project Address or Location: Hilton Avenue
Application Date: July 30, 2014
Decision Date: August 15, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code was received to reduce the 35-foot setback from the Forest Buffer Easement for the purpose of constructing 1 of 43 single family dwellings at the above-referenced subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1852
Project Name: Reichlin Property
Project Address or Location: 203 North Beechwood Avenue
Application Date: May 28, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 10,890 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1852
Project Name: Reichlin Property
Project Address or Location: 203 North Beechwood Avenue
Application Date: May 28, 2014
Decision Date: July 30, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 10,890 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1838
Project Name: Catonsville Manor Lots 13 to 21
Project Address or Location: Carroll Street, 21207
Application Date: June 24, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code Forest Buffer Law of the Baltimore County Code was requested to impact approximately 10,240 square feet of forest buffer and reduce the 35-foot setback from that reduced buffer to 25 feet in order to develop nine existing lots as three home sites.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1835
Project Name: St. Gabriel Catholic Church
Project Address or Location: 6950 Dogwood Road, 21207
Application Date: May 29, 2014
Decision Date: June 16, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code Forest Buffer Law of the Baltimore County Code was granted to forego establishment and recordation of a Forest Buffer Easement on a 10.7-acre church property in order to construct a community center proposed well outside of this buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1821
Project Name: Whalen Residence
Project Address or Location: 6201 Foxhall Farm Road
Application Date: February 5, 2014
Decision Date: May 20, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was approved to construct or disturb approximately zero square feet of impervious area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1820
Project Name: Alliance Partners
Project Address or Location: 2209 Sulphur Spring Road, 21227
Application Date: May 12, 2014
Decision Date: May 22, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code was approved to disturb approximately 2,700 square feet of forest buffer to construct a new loading dock to an existing commercial building, as well as continue to use approximately 3.4 acres of paved and building area that would otherwise be Forest Buffer Easement. No floodplain fill or removal of buffer vegetation would result from this variance request.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1818
Project Name: Five Oaks Swim Club
Project Address or Location: 1817 Frederick Road, 21228
Application Date: May 9, 2014
Decision Date: June 19, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was approved to base the site net tract area on the proposed limit of disturbance rather than the approximately 4-acre property to improve the existing swimming pool complex.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1808
Project Name: Saint Gabriel Catholic Church
Project Address or Location: 6950 Dogwood Road, 21207
Application Date: April 28, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Withdrawn By Applicant
Nature of Variance Request:
The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code Forest Conservation Law of the Baltimore County Code was withdrawn by applicant to base afforestation requirements on the proposed 18,000 square feet limit of disturbance rather than the entire 10.7-acre property in order to construct a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1798
Project Name: Hollins Station, PUD
Project Address or Location: 4374 Hollins Ferry Road
Application Date: April 21, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request:
The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 7,318 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1789
Project Name: Hare Krishna Temple
Project Address or Location: 200 Bloomsbury Avenue, 21228
Application Date: March 7, 2014
Decision Date: April 8, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) of the Baltimore County Code was requested to remove one specimen tree in poor condition in order to construct a temple and associated parking lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1782
Project Name: Hill Drive at Grove Avenue, Woodlawn
Project Address or Location: 1703 Hill Drive, 21244
Application Date: March 6, 2014
Decision Date: April 2, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was requested to allow approximately 5,220 square feet of impact to a forest buffer as well as a maximum 18-foot encroachment into the 25-foot building setback to that buffer in order to develop a 1.96-acre site with a 10,000-square-foot office and commercial building and associated parking and utilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1779
Project Name: Grace Bible Baptist Church
Project Address or Location:1518 North Rolling Road, 21228
Application Date: February 27, 2014
Decision Date: March 11, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) of the Baltimore County Code was requested to base afforestation requirements on the proposed 6,000 square foot limit of disturbance rather than the entire six acre property in order to construct a second parsonage.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1776
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location: 4374 Hollins Ferry Road, 21227
Application Date: February 20, 2014
Decision Date: February 27, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) of the Baltimore County Code was requested to remove five specimen trees to develop a 6.2 acre site with 48 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1775
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location: 4374 Hollins Ferry Road, 21227
Application Date: February 20, 2014
Decision Date: February 27, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was requested to allow the filling of 11,450 square feet of forested non-tidal wetland, piping approximately 145 linear feet of a Use I intermittent stream, and elimination of 2.46 acres of forest buffer to develop a 6.2-acre site with 48 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1764
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location: 4374 Hollins Ferry Road, 21227
Application Date: January 31, 2014
Decision Date: February 5, 2014
Status: Withdrawn by Applicant
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) of the Baltimore County Code was requested to allow the clearing of approximately 4.5 of the 5.2 acres of forest that is priority for retention as well as the removal of two specimen trees to develop a 6.2 acre site with 48 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1763
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location: 4374 Hollins Ferry Road, 21227
Application Date: January 31, 2014
Decision Date: February 5, 2014
Status: Withdrawn by Applicant
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was requested to allow the filling of 11,450 square feet of forested non-tidal wetland, piping approximately 130 linear feet of a Use I intermittent stream, and elimination of 2.46 acres of forest buffer to develop a 6.2-acre site with 48 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1756
Project Name: Glendalough Farms (formerly Healy Property)
Project Address or Location: 1011 South Rolling Road
Application Date:
January 22, 2014
Decision Date:
February 11, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 (Forest Conservation) of the Baltimore County Code was received to remove seven specimen trees in poor condition for the purpose of developing a three-lot minor residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1765
Project Name: Franz Property (Sara)
Project Address or Location: 309 Hilltop Avenue, 21228
Application Date: January 15, 2014
Decision Date: February 5, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was requested to allow a 17 foot reduction of the 35 foot setback to an existing Forest Buffer Easement to construct a single family detached dwelling and attached deck.  This variance vacates a previous variance granted on December 31, 2013.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1749
Project Name: Riverview Elementary School Parking Lot
Project Address or Location: 3298 Kessler Road Lansdowne
Application Date: December 30, 2013
Decision Date: February 7, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) was received to base the afforestation requirement on the 2.8-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 13.6-acre school campus and remove five specimen trees in order to construct additional parking and associated storm water management.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1736
Project Name: Touchard Meadows
Project Address or Location: 1450 North Rolling Road
Application Date: December 13, 2013
Decision Date: January 6, 2014
Status: Approved ( PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with 33-6-116 (Forest Conservation) of the Baltimore County Code was received to remove three specimen trees for developing a 24 lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1735
Project Name: Sweetwater Pools
Project Address or Location: 6619 Baltimore National Pike,21228
Application Date: December 13, 2013
Decision Date: January 23, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was received to allow to impact approximately 10,000 square feet of previously developed forest buffer area in order to facilitate redevelopment of the commercial site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1731
Project Name: Franz Property (Sara)
Project Address or Location: 309 Hilltop Avenue, 21228
Application Date: December 9, 2013
Decision Date: December 31, 2013
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code (Forest Buffer) was requested to allow a five foot reduction of the 35-foot setback to an existing Forest Buffer Easement to construct a single family detached dwelling.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1733
Project Name: Cascaran LLC Property
Project Address or Location: 608 Stoney Lane 21228
Application Date: June 3, 2013
Decision Date: January 30, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code was received to impact approximately 970 square feet of forest buffer and encroach as much as 23 feet into the 35 foot setback to the buffer to facilitate development of a vacant residential lot with a single family detached dwelling.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1724
Project Name: BGE- Wilkins Gas Line        
Project Address or Location: 5500 feet from the intersection of Rolling Road and Wilkins Avenue
Application Date: October 18, 2013
Decision Date: December 2, 2013
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 14,931 square feet of area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1648
Project Name: Frederick Road
Project Address or Location: 169 Frederick Road
Application Date: June 3, 2013
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code was received disturb approximately 4,325 square feet of forest buffer to facilitate redevelopment of 14,810-square foot site as a bike shop. No floodplain fill is proposed by this variance request; however, 1,850 square feet of new parking lot in the buffer would result.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1629
Project Name: Whalen Property (FB)
Project Address or Location: 1400 block Sulphur Spring Road, 21228
Application Date:  May 10, 2013
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 (Forest Buffer) of the Baltimore County Code was received to pipe approximately 165 feet of a Use I tributary to Patapsco River and eliminate the associated 0.67-acre Forest Buffer for the purpose of developing a 2.5-acre commercial lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1628
Project Name: Whalen Property (FC)
Project Address or Location: 1400 block Sulphur Spring Road, 21228
Application Date: May 10, 2013
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) was received to remove five (5) specimen trees in order to develop a 2.5-acre commercial lot.

Revised October 17, 2014

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