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July 1, 2019 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee 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, July 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.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11, 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.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 4 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Call the Department of Planning at 410-887-3211.

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. Filing fees are posted online. Additional information about the process, including filing dates 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 project is currently on hold while County engineers and residents work through several issues.

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 say construction began in June and should be completed before the end of this year. Utility relocations are underway.

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 curbs and gutters along both sides of Louisiana Avenue in English Consul from Washington Street to Baltimore Street. The work is expected to begin following water utility work.

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. 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 Variance—7 Melvin Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, July 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0353-A
Property Location: Southwest side of Melvin Avenue, Northwest of Frederick Road
Legal Owners: Stephen and Pamela Meyer
Administrative Variance to approve an addition on the right rear side of the house with a nine-foot, six-inch setback in lieu of the required 15-foot setback.
Closing Date: Monday, July 1, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variance—500 Crosby Road
Date and Time: Monday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0362-A
Property Location: North side of Crosby Road, east of Glen Wilton Court
Legal Owners: Michael Lee, Christina Cage
Administrative Variance to permit a six-foot fence in the rear side yard that is situated within 10 feet of the adjoining front yard property line in lieu of the maximum height of 42 inches.
Closing Date: Monday, July 8, 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—Security Square Mall Shopping Center Fifth Refined County Review Group
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 2, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 6901 Security Boulevard
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 070219A
PAI Number: 01-0150
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00081
Request: The request is for a fifth refinement to a County Review Group Plan to subdivide Parcel B, Lot One into two separate lots.
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.

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

 
Revised June 28, 2019         

 

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