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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 5

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) publishes lists of requests for environmental administrative variances and their status for all County Council Districts. These are the requests for County Council District 5 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: 05-16-2144
Project Name: Carneyland at Harford Road in Parkville
Project Address or Location: Vicinity of 9600 Harford Road, Lots 9 to 11 and 18 to 31 of Parcel 1197
Application Date: January 19, 2016
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 9,510 square feet of Forest Buffer, and to reduce the principal structure setback to the Forest Buffer Easement from the required 35 feet to 15 feet in order to develop two lots fronting Harford Road.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-16-2142
Project Name: 640 Charles Street Avenue
Project Address or Location: 640 Charles Street Avenue, Off West Joppa Road, Towson, 21204
Application Date: October 28, 2015
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 180 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-16-2138
Project Name: Rye Property
Project Address or Location: 11121 Pfeffers Road, Kingsville, 21087
Application Date: January 7, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a request for a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base the forest conservation worksheet on the 5,000 square feet of disturbance rather than the entire 31.59-acre property for the purpose of constructing a solar array, equipment pad, and service road.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2124
Project Name: Gilchrist Hospice
Project Address or Location: 555 West Towsontowne Boulevard, Towson, 21204
Application Date: December 14, 2015
Decision Date: December 23, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a request for a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base the forest conservation worksheet on the 0.18-acre of disturbance rather than the entire 803-acre hospital campus for the purpose of constructing a small addition and patio onto the hospice.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2123
Project Name: 7531 Mount Vista Road
Project Address or Location: 7531 Mount Vista Road
Application Date: November 30, 2015
Decision Date: December 22, 2015
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 130,952 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2122
Project Name: Lower Gunpowder at Proctor Lane Stream Restoration
Project Address or Location: Proctor Lane at Lower Gunpowder
Application Date: December 10, 2015
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 198,855 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: 05-15-2121
Project Name: BSH Properties, LLC
Project Address or Location: 1750 East Joppa Road, Baynesville, 21234
Application Date: December 9, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a request for a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was proposed to impact approximately 9,000 square feet of Forest Buffer and encroach into the 25-foot setback from that Buffer for the purpose of redeveloping the commercial site as a furniture store.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2120
Project Name: Perry Hall Double-T Diner, also known as J.C. Bar, Inc. Property
Project Address or Location: 9010 Belair Road, Nottingham, 21236
Application Date: December 9, 2015
Decision Date: January 8,2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a request for a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was proposed to impact 2,115 square feet of the Forest Buffer for the purpose of grading to create a level site for relocation of the existing Double-T Diner.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2107
Project Name: Kingsville Park
Project Address or Location:  11700 Franklinville Road, Kingsville, 21087
Application Date: November 10, 2015
Decision Date: December 16, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the two-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 174-acre property to construct drainage and ADA improvements to an existing park.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2100
Project Name: Perring Parkway System Improvements Meter Basins 17 and 33
Project Address or Location: Redwood Avenue, Hillendale Farms
Application Date: October 29, 2015
Decision Date: November 5, 2015
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 217,800 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: 05-15-2086
Project Name: Double T Diner, Also Known As J. C. Bar, Incorporated Property
Project Address or Location: 4142 East Joppa Road Baltimore, 21236
Application Date: October 13, 2015
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 two specimen trees for the purpose of redeveloping a commercial property.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2084
Project Name: Courthouse Square
Project Address or Location: Goucher Boulevard and Hillen Road
Application Date: September 23, 2015
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 7,070 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: 05-15-2081
Project Name: The Shops at Kenilworth
Project Address or Location: 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson 21204
Application Date: September 30, 2015
Decision Date: October 1, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a request for a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was received to reduce the Forest Buffer Easement by 16,350 square feet for the purpose of renovating an existing shopping mall. This 16,350 square feet to be eliminated is entirely impervious.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2078
Project Name: Towson High School Turf Field
Project Address or Location: 69 Cedar Avenue, Towson
Application Date: September 24, 2015
Decision Date: October 5, 2015
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 84,070 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be a 740 square feet increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2066
Project Name: Garland Avenue Stream Restoration
Project Address or Location: Silver Meadow Lane to Perry Hall Boulevard
Application Date: September 9, 2015
Decision Date: October 7, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 Baltimore County’s Forest Conservation Law was received to remove ten specimen trees for the purpose of restoring approximately 7,200 linear feet of White Marsh Run and its tributaries.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2065
Project Name: Towson Run Restoration at Cloisters
Project Address or Location: 6500 Block of Charles Street, Towson, 21204
Application Date: September 8, 2015
Decision Date: September 9, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 Baltimore County’s Forest Conservation Law was received to remove 17 specimen trees for the purpose of restoring approximately 4,000 linear feet of Towson Run and its tributaries.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2042
Project Name: Beachmont Christian Camp
Project Address or Location: 6433 Mount Vista Road
Application Date: August 11, 2015
Decision Date: August 24, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 5,500 limit of disturbance rather than the entire 46.2 acre property to construct a tractor shed.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2032
Project Name: Towson Woods Apartments
Project Address or Location: 24 Witherwood Court, Towson 21204
Application Date: August 7, 2015
Decision Date: August 11, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 Baltimore County’s Forest Conservation Law was received to base the afforestation requirement on the 1,134-square foot limit of disturbance rather than the entire 8.7-acre apartment complex for the purpose of constructing additional parking.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2022
Project Name: Manor Loop Pipeline Inspection Gas Main
Project Address or Location: 3916
Application Date: July 9, 2015
Decision Date: July 23, 2015
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 14,500 square feet of land area for the Manor Loop Pipeline Direct Inspection 26-inch over high pressure gas main. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-2004
Project Name: Furnkas Property
Project Address or Location: 3916 Schroeder Avenue, Perry Hall
Application Date: April 8, 2015
Decision Date: June 17, 2015
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 1,252 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-1996
Project Name: The Townes at Gunpowder Falls
Project Address or Location: Harford Road at Club Hill Road
Application Date: June 3, 2015
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 10,890 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: 05-15-1991
Project Name: Zellinger Property, Also Known as MLS Developing Property
Project Address or Location: 1927 Hill Avenue, Baltimore, 21234
Application Date: May 12, 2015
Decision Date: June 18, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Sections 33-6-110 and 33-6-111 of the Baltimore County Code was received to extinguish a portion of the existing forest conservation easement within an existing forest buffer for the purpose of installing a children’s playground.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-1979
Project Name: West Branch at North Fork at Garland Avenue Stream Restoration
Project Address or Location: Perry Hall Boulevard to Silver Spring Road
Application Date: April 24, 2015
Decision Date: May 7, 2015
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 407,034 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: 05-15-1976
Project Name: Cedar Lane TMDL Project
Project Address or Location: Cedar Lane, Kingsville
Application Date: March 16, 2015
Decision Date: April 22, 2015
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 6,850 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: 05-15-1969
Project Name: 1756 Forrest Avenue
Project Address or Location: 1756 Forrest Avenue
Application Date: March 16, 2015
Decision Date: April 24, 2015
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 914 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: 05-15-1946
Project Name: Strawbridge Commons at The Village of Honeygo
Project Address or Location: 5021 East Joppa Road, Perry Hall, 21128
Application Date:  February 26, 2015
Decision Date: April 1, 2015
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 received to remove three specimen trees to construct a 53-lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-15-1936
Project Name: BGE Towson Phase Two Gas Main Upgrade
Project Address or Location: Towson East of York Road, South of Joppa Road
Application Date:  February 10, 2015
Decision Date: March 9, 2015
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 19,600 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: 05-15-1914
Project Name: Seven Oaks Elementary School
Project Address or Location: 9220 Seven Courts Drive, 21236
Application Date: January 8, 2015
Decision Date: February 2, 2015
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 Forest Conservation Law was received to allow afforestation requirements to be based on the 0.9-acre limit of disturbance for constructing an addition to an existing parking lot rather than the entire 25.1-acre property.

EPS Tracking Number: 05-14-1901
Project Name: MLS Developing Property
Project Address or Location: 1927 Hill Avenue, Baltimore, 21234
Application Date: December 5, 2014
Decision Date: February 10, 2015
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 991 square feet of the Forest Buffer for the purpose of installing a playground.

Revised February 1, 2016

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