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July 15, 2019 – Council District 1

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

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 Variances—111 Fairfield Drive
Date and Time: Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0377-A
Property Location: East side of Fairfield Drive, south of Magruder Avenue
Legal Owners: Shelley McIntire
Administrative Variance to permit an addition onto the side of the existing dwelling, with a front yard setback of 38 feet, a side yard setback of 3.5 feet and a sum side yard setback of 19.5 feet, in lieu of the required 40 feet,15 feet and 40 feet, respectively.
Closing Date: Monday, July 22, 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—2806 New York Avenue
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 16, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0324-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast side of New York Avenue, northwest of Brian Street
Legal Owners: Guizhi Liang and Yonghal Yang
Special Hearing to confirm that a merger did not take place between this lot (six and seven) and the adjacent lots (eight and nine).
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 8 and Lot 9, New York Avenue
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0325-SPHA
Property Location: Northeast side of New York Avenue at the distance of 200 feet from Brian Street
Legal Owners: Guizhi Liang and Yonghal Yang
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Charles Hoffman
Special Hearing to confirm that a merger did not take place between the lots eight and nine, and the adjacent lots, at 2806 New York Avenue.
Variance to permit a dwelling on a lot with a 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—5902 Hilltop Avenue
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 17, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0334-A
Property Location: Northeast side of Hilltop Avenue, northwest of Ingleside Avenue
Legal Owners: Warren and Carole Grill
Variance to permit a lot width of 40 feet, and side yard setbacks of seven feet and seven feet, in lieu of the required 55 feet, 10 feet and 10 feet, respectively, for a new dwelling.
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: Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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 feet 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 July 12, 2019         

 

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