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April 15, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Planning Department Welcomes Census Outreach Specialists
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  5. Frederick Road Streetscape
  6. Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
  7. Powder Mill Relief Sewer
  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, May 7, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

As of March 12, all boards and commission meetings were halted in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Please contact Myles Muehlberger for information pertaining to the status of this meeting.

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at mmuehlberger@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Planning Department Welcomes Census Outreach Specialists

In February, the County's Department of Planning welcomed new temporary staff to help spread the word that “Everyone Counts” for the 2020 U.S. Census, which is underway now at my2020Census.gov. The staffers are funded in part through a grant from the State of Maryland. The Department of Planning is providing crucial in-kind support to work with traditionally hard-to-count populations, including low-income households, senior citizens, renters, people who speak limited English and households with children under age five.

The staffers are working under Sevetra Peoples, Special Assistant to County Administrative Officer Stacy L. Rodgers, who directs the County’s census efforts. The County’s overall response rate to the Census in 2010 was 78 percent. That count was slightly down from that of the 2000 Census.

Ms. Rodgers co-chairs the County’s 2020 Decennial Census Complete Count Committee, along with County Executive Johnny Olszewski.

Says Peoples, “Mr. Olszewski has set an ambitious goal of a 92 percent completion rate, to make sure that Baltimore County’s communities receive the federal support they’re due.”

The outreach workers have been focusing their efforts on collaborating with the County’s numerous neighborhood and civic associations, residents of senior apartment complexes, early childhood educators, and others.

The Census became available online on March 10 and continues into July.

For more information, call 410-887-2450 or visit the U.S. Census website.

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.

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 Road between South Paradise Avenue and Maple Avenue. The work 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 10 percent finished.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Powder Mill Relief Sewer

Baltimore County is investing $4,627,585 to improve the sewer system from Liberty Road to Gwynndale Avenue. Work began in September and is now about 12 percent complete.

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 on or about June 1. 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 Friday, May 1. Hearings will resume on Monday, May 4. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and May 1, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Development Review Committee—Beltway Business Community, Planned Industrial Park
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 3605 Commerce Drive
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 042120A
PAI Number: 13-0070
Tracking Number: DRC-2020-00045
Request: Thirteenth County Review Group Plan Refinement to establish the Beltway Business Community as a planned industrial park pursuant to the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations Section 101.1.
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.

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 April 14, 2020         

 

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