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April 15, 2019 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  5. Beechfield Avenue and Maryland Place
  6. River Road Bridge Reconstruction
  7. Thistle Road Slope Repair and Road Reconstruction
  8. Louisiana Avenue
  9. New Water Line on Powers Lane
  10. Administrative Variances
  11. Development Meetings
  12. 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

Planning Board Meetings

Baltimore County Planning Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

Information: Contact Ngone Seye Diop by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline

Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) is seeking applications for the current easement cycle. Staff encourages landowners who may be thinking about an easement sale to apply now. If you applied last year and have not been extended an offer, you are encouraged to reapply. Baltimore County staff is ready to assist landowners with their applications. The application period is open now and the final deadline is May 1.

To be eligible, the land must be within Baltimore County's minimum soil criteria and be at least 50 acres in size, or adjacent to an already preserved farm. Funding is extremely limited, so selection will be based upon the quality of the farm land, development potential, discounted asking price and other factors.

The application can be found online.

Information: Contact Kaylee Justice or Joseph Wiley at 410-887-3480 or landpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020

The Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) takes place every four years on an exact schedule specified in the County Code. Any citizen may request a zoning change on any property in Baltimore County, although the usual participants in the process are individual landowners, contract purchasers, community organizations, County staff, the Planning Board and the County Council.

The CZMP covers a period of approximately 12 months and results in zoning decisions that are reflected in a final log of issues. Ultimately, the County Council decides on each issue whether to retain the existing zoning or to enact a different zone(s) or district(s). Generally, each issue is a single property, but an issue may cover many adjoining properties and may even cover many hundreds of acres. The zoning on all properties which were not issues is reenacted without change.

CZMP 2020 starts with the public filing period that begins on September 3. Additional information about the process, including filing dates, fees and hearing schedules will be posted when available.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page.

Beechfield Avenue and Maryland Place

The Department of Public Works plans to remove some pavement and narrow the intersection of Beechfield Avenue and Maryland Place in Arbutus this year. The modifications should improve traffic operations, say engineers.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov or call the Division of Highway Design at 410-887-3739.

River Road Bridge Reconstruction

River Road Bridge (B-0184) was severely damaged during the May 2018 flood which hit both Baltimore and Howard counties. River Road was immediately closed to traffic and contractors then demolished the remaining structure in the weeks following the storm. The Department of Public Works has been planning a replacement bridge and County engineers expect construction to be completed later this year.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Thistle Road Slope Repair and Road Reconstruction

Thistle Road was also closed because of the 2018 flood, but residential access has remained open for the northern part of the road. Repairs are expected to start in March and a reopening is expected by the middle of the year.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Louisiana Avenue

Baltimore County is adding curb and gutters along both sides of Louisiana Avenue in English Consul from Washington Street to Baltimore Street. The work is expected to begin in the fall after water utility work is completed at the site.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

New Water Line on Powers Lane

Baltimore County is investing $3.5 million to improve the water system in the Catonsville area. Three thousand feet of new water main is being constructed between the Catonsville pumping station and Nuwood Drive. The new main, which will be 36 inches in diameter, will improve the reliability of the system and will be finished in the spring. Crews are on winter shutdown. The project is 98 percent complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Administrative Variances

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

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

Administrative Variance—2313 Westchester Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0272-A
Property Location: East side of Westchester Avenue, 150 feet northeast of Oella Avenue
Legal Owners: Ronald and Jessica Chiu
Administrative Variance:
To permit a side yard setback of 9 feet in lieu of the otherwise required 20 feet and a sum of 20 feet side yard width in lieu of the otherwise required 50 feet;
To permit a front yard setback of 19 feet in lieu of the otherwise required 50 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

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 the publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Dunkin, Washington Boulevard 4301
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 4301 Washington Boulevard
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 041619A
PAI Number: 13-0215
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00037
Request: The request is to construct a one-story, 755-square-foot freestanding building.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

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 the publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

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

Zoning Hearings—33 South Prospect Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0238-SPH
Property Location: Northeast side of Prospect Avenue, northwest of Altamont Avenue
Legal Owners: 918 Courty Road, LLC
Special Hearing for approval of a nonconforming use of a two-unit dwelling.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised April 12, 2019         

 

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