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June 1, 2019 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Design Review Panel Meeting
  4. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  5. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  6. Beechfield Avenue and Maryland Place
  7. River Road Bridge Reconstruction
  8. Thistle Road Slope Repair and Road Reconstruction
  9. Louisiana Avenue
  10. New Water Line on Powers Lane
  11. Administrative Variances
  12. Development Meetings
  13. 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, June 20, 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.

Design Review Panel Meeting

The Design Review Panel meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Jenifer Nugent at 410-887-3480 or jnugent@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Teri Rising at 410-887-3495 or histpres@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 might cover many adjoining properties and might 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 to 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 (Bridge B-0184) was severely damaged during the May 2018 flood that 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 planned a replacement bridge and County engineers expect construction to begin in June and be completed before the end of this year. Utility relocations have started.

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 began in March and a reopening is expected in August.

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 following water utility work, which has been 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. 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.

Administrative Variances—4247 Maple Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, June 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0326-A
Property Location: Southeast side of Maple Avenue, 225 feet northeast of Summit Avenue
Legal Owners: Ali Ahmed Hossein and Tiffany Nicole Wiseman
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed two-story addition to the side of an existing dwelling with a side yard setback of two feet in lieu of the required 10 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, June 10, 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—Heritage Volkswagen Catonsville
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 6624 Baltimore National Pike
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 060419A
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00070
Request: The request is to demolish the existing single-bay vehicle drop-off and replace it with a two-bay vehicle drop-off.
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 Hearing—134 Winters Lane
Date and Time: Friday, June 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0304-A
Property Location: Northeast side of Winters Lane, northwest of Edmondson Avenue
Legal Owners: Esel Shemeri
Variance to permit an existing dwelling with a side yard setback of two feet in lieu of the minimum required setback of 10 feet, and to permit a rear yard addition with a one-foot side setback and a 15-foot rear yard setback in lieu of the required 10 feet and 30 feet, respectively.
Hearing location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised June 11, 2019         

 

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