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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: 01-14-1789
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: 01-13-1692
Project Name: Security Boulevard Extension
Project Address or Location: Security Boulevard
Application Date: August 29, 2013
Decision Date: September 19, 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 construct approximately 25,400 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Storm Water 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: 01-13-1685
Project Name: BGE- Catonsville Phase Six
Project Address or Location: Northwesterly and Southwesterly of the Intersection of Wilkins Avenue and Rolling Road
Application Date: August 13, 2013
Decision Date: October 1, 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 8,140 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: 01-13-1660
Project Name: Baltimore Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Holding Company
Project Address or Location: 1407 Rome Road
Application Date: July 3, 2013
Decision Date: July 18, 2013
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code (i.e. Forest Conservation Law) was received to waive the afforestation requirement in order to construct a 1,800 square foot building on a 1.5-acre commercial lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1659
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location:  4374 Hollins Ferry Road
Application Date: July 1, 2013
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 19,165 square feet of forested non-tidal wetland, piping approximately 310 linear feet of a Use One intermittent stream, and elimination of 2.6 acres of forest buffer to develop a 6.2-acre site with 54 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1658
Project Name: Hollins Station
Project Address or Location:  4374 Hollins Ferry Road
Application Date: July 1, 2013
Decision Date: NA
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 removal of one specimen tree and impact approximately 50% of the critical root zones of four others to develop a 6.2-acre site with 54 townhouses and a community center.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1656
Project Name: CCBC Catonsville Stem Building
Project Address or Location: 800 South Rolling Road
Application Date: June 21, 2013
Decision Date: July 9, 2013
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 four specimen trees for constructing an educational building and associated parking lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1652 
Project Name: Frederick Road          
Project Address or Location: 910-908 Frederick Road
Application Date: June 7, 2013         
Decision Date: June 17, 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 address approximately 6,614 square feet of impervious area that cannot be treated, with a payment to the Storm Water Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1648
Project Name: Frederick Road
Project Address or Location: 169 Frederick Road
Application Date: June 3, 2013
Decision Date: N/A
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: 01-13-1661
Project Name: Bridge 347 – Dogwood Road
Project Address or Location: Dogwood Road over Dogwood Run
Application Date: May 31, 2013
Decision Date: July 30, 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 construct approximately 6,970 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1642
Project Name: Maryland Food Bank Warehouse Addition
Project Address or Location: 2200 Halethorpe Farm Road
Application Date: May 28, 2013
Decision Date: May 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 33-6-116 (Forest Conservation) of the Baltimore County Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 1.4-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 6.6-acre site for the purpose of expanding an existing food warehouse.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-13-1646
Project Name: Rolling Road 20” Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Rolling Road to Frederick Road
Application Date: May 13, 2013
Decision Date: May 31, 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 construct/disturb approximately 215,940 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: 01-13-1629
Project Name: Whalen Property (FB)
Project Address or Location: 1400 block Sulphur Spring Road, 21228
Application Date:  May 10, 2013
Decision Date: N/A
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: N/A
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 April 10, 2014

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