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March 1, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process Hearing
  5. Frederick Road Streetscape
  6. Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
  7. Water Project on Louisiana Avenue
  8. River Road Bridge Reconstruction
  9. Louisiana Avenue
  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, March 5, at 5:45 p.m., in the Pikesville High School Auditorium, 7621 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Taylor Bensley at 410-887-3495 or

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) Hearing

CZMP Hearing, 1st District
Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 6 p.m. (public sign-in begins at 5 p.m.)
Place: Lansdowne High School, 3800 Hollins Ferry Road, Lansdowne, Maryland 21227

The 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 that were not issues is reenacted without change.

Please Note: Each speaker will have two minutes to present their views to the Planning Board for the CZMP issues in the 1st District. If preparing written testimony, please bring 20 copies for the Planning Board members and staff.

The Planning Board will deliberate their recommendations during work sessions in the month of April. The sessions are open to the public, however no public input will be heard during work sessions.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101, Towson, Maryland 21204. Call 410-887-3480 or email

Frederick Road Streetscape

Baltimore County is improving the south side of Frederick Avenue between Paradise Avenue and Maple Avenue. The work, costing $250,000, will include replacing dilapidated planters and adding trees.

Information: Email

Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer

The Department of Public Works recently began construction on a new sewer line south of Interstate 70 in Patapsco Valley State Park. The project, which will take a year to complete, will cost $10,967,777. It is seven percent finished.

Information: Email

Water Project on Louisiana Avenue

In November, Baltimore County started the installation of 2,850 feet of new water line on Louisiana Avenue from Annapolis Road to Baltimore Street. The line will replace an old cast-iron pipe. The project, which is expected to cost $700,000, is about 95 percent complete and will be completed in the spring.

Information: Email

River Road Bridge Reconstruction

River Road Bridge (Bridge B-0184) was severely damaged during the May 2018 flood that hit 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 planned a replacement bridge. Construction began in July and should be completed in late spring. The estimated cost is $1.8 million.

Information: Email

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 be completed before the end of the year.

Information: Email

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.

There are no Administrative Variances pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning calendar for changes in District 1.

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—2301 Walnut Avenue
Date and Time: Friday, March 13, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2020-0032-A
Property Location: South side of Walnut Avenue, northwest of Hollins Ferry Road
Legal Owners: Clyde Slacum
Variance to allow a front setback of 53 feet in lieu of the required 75 feet. Per Sections 255.2 and 243.2 to allow a side yard setback of three feet in lieu of the required 50 feet. Per Sections 255.2 and 243.3 to allow a rear yard setback of four feet in lieu of the required 50 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Revised March 11, 2020         


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