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March 15, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Frederick Road Streetscape
  5. Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
  6. Water Project on Louisiana Avenue
  7. River Road Bridge Reconstruction
  8. Louisiana Avenue
  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, April 2, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at mmuehlberger@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 that were not issues is reenacted without change.

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 czmp2020@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 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 be completed before the end of the year.

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.

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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Development Review Committee—Lisciotti, Security Square Shopping Center
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 6965 Security Boulevard
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 032420A
Tracking Number: DRC-2020-00030
Request: The request is for the Sixth Plan Refinement. Refined County Review Group plan. Security Boulevard, Security Square Shopping Center.
Information: Contact Lloyd T. Moxley at lmoxley@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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Zoning Hearings—2000 Oak Drive
Date and Time: Friday, March 27, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2020-0033-A
Property Location: Northwest corner of Clifton Avenue and Oak Drive
Legal Owners: Gonzalez Eliseo
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Rolando Morales
Variance to permit an extension or addition of a nonconforming residential structure that will have a 17- to six-foot setback in lieu of the required 25-foot side setback for a corner lot.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised March 17, 2020         

 

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