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June 15, 2019 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Design Review Panel Meeting
  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, 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.

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—2214 Tall Pines Court
Date and Time: Monday, June 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0321-A
Property Location: South of Rockwell Avenue
Legal Owners: Joshua and Stephanie Fleckincer
Administrative Variance to approve an addition deck on the rear of the house with a setback of 16 feet in lieu of the required 30-foot setback and to approve an existing deck on the rear of the house with a 13-foot setback in lieu of the required 22.5-foot setback.
Closing Date: Monday, June 24, 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.

There are no Development Meetings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development Management Calendar for changes in District 1.

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—Parcel A Locust Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, June 20, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0290-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast side of Locust Avenue, northwest of Highview Road
Legal Owners: Katherine Mae Sewell
Special Hearing for a proposed single-family detached dwelling on a lot containing less than 20,000 square feet, which does not abut a row of at least 30 feet wide, which the public does not have an easement of travel, and to confirm that the density of the surrounding neighborhood will not be affected.
Variance to permit a proposed single-family dwelling with a lot area of 5,271 square feet in lieu of the required 6,000 square feet and a lot width of 50 feet in lieu of the required 55 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—Lot 14 Oella Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, June 20, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0310-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast side of Oella Avenue, 495 feet southeast of Old Frederick Road
Legal Owners: Donald Cavey
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Patricia and Raymond Holtschneider
Special Hearing to confirm that a merger did not take place between this lot and the adjacent lot at 107 Oella Avenue (Lot 13).
Variance to permit a dwelling on a lot with a width of 117 feet at the front foundation wall in lieu of the required 150 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—107 Oella Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, June 20, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0311-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast of Oella Avenue, southeast of Old Frederick Road
Legal Owners: Donald Cavey
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Raymond and Patricia Holtschneider
Special Hearing to confirm that a merger did not take place between this lot (Lot 13) and the adjacent lot (Lot 14).
Variance to permit an existing dwelling on a lot with a width of 110 feet at the front foundation wall in lieu of the required 150 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—47 and 49 Bloomsbury Avenue
Date and Time: Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0323-A
Property Location: Northeast of Bloomsbury Avenue at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue
Legal Owners: John and Amy Davis
Variance for 47 Bloomsbury Avenue:

  • A minimum net lot area of 5,488 square feet in lieu of 6,000 square feet;
  • A minimum lot width of 35 feet in lieu of the minimum lot width of 55 feet;
  • A minimum front yard depth of 17 feet in lieu of the minimum required 25 feet.

Variance for 49 Bloomsbury Avenue:

  • A minimum net lot area of 5,799 square feet in lieu of 6,000 square feet;
  • A minimum lot width of 35 feet in lieu of the minimum lot width of 55 feet;
  • A minimum front yard depth of 18 feet in lieu of the minimum required 25 feet.

Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—138 Winters Lane
Date and Time: Monday, June 24, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0314-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast side of Winters Lane, northwest of Edmondson Avenue
Legal Owners: Beryl Moore
Contract Purchaser: Premier Equity Assets, LLC
Special Hearing to confirm that a merger did not occur between the subject property (138 Winters Lane) and the adjacent property (136 Winters Lane).
Variance to permit a proposed single-family detached dwelling with a lot width of 50 foot in lieu of the minimum required 55 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised June 14, 2019         

 

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