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May 15, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meeting
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Frederick Road Streetscape
  5. Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
  6. Powder Mill Relief Sewer
  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 Meeting

The board will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. Please check the Planning Board Meetings page for information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last minute schedule changes.

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

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

Frederick Road Streetscape

Baltimore County is improving the south side of Frederick Road between South Paradise Avenue and Maple Drive. The work, which began in early April, is now substantially complete and includes replacing dilapidated planters, adding trees and installing sidewalks that are ADA compliant.

Information: Email

Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer

The Department of Public Works recently began construction of 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 15 percent finished.

Information: Email

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 about 15 percent complete.

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 immediately planned a replacement bridge. Construction began in July and should be completed on or about June 1. It is now 90 percent complete. 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.

Development Review Committee—908 Frederick Road
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Locations: 900 Frederick Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 051920A
Tracking Number: DRC-2020-00061
Request: The request is for a (b)(8) exemption for a commercial building with tenant space for retail, general office and medical office.
Information: Contact Lloyd T. Moxley at 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 May 14, 2020         


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