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June 15, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Washington Boulevard Water Main
  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 Meetings

The board will meet virtually as follows:

  • Thursday, June 18, at 4 p.m.

Please check the Planning Board Meetings page for a link to the meeting, 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 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.

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.

Washington Boulevard Water Main

Baltimore County is replacing an old 16-inch diameter water main on Washington Boulevard between Clark Boulevard and the CSX railroad tracks that has been prone to breaking. The project (1,200 feet of new pipe) is about 10 percent complete and is expected to be finished in the spring of next year. The old pipe dates from 1950. The new pipe will cost $400,000.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 23 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 about 19 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 immediately planned a replacement bridge. Construction began in July and should be completed in early June. It is 90 percent complete. 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.

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—2000 Oak Drive
Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 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 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.
To call in to the hearing, dial: US Toll 1-415-655-0001, Access Code: 160 174 5745
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.
Related Link:
https://baltimorecountymd.webex.com/baltimorecountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef32ef8a7eb71d8196e5a0138e0681161

Zoning Hearings—1102 Alexander Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0040-SPHA
West side of Alexander Avenue at a distance of 790 feet north from Rich Avenue
Legal Owners: Sheree Hunter
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Maxim, LLC
Special Hearing on whether or not the Administrative Law Judge should approve and/or confirm that a lot merger has not occurred with adjacent existing dwelling at 1100 Alexander Avenue (Lot 83). Variance to permit an existing dwelling with a lot width of 50 feet in lieu of the required 55 foot.
To call in to the hearing dial: US Toll 1-415-655-0001, Access Code 160 020 8283
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.
Related Link:
https://baltimorecountymd.webex.com/baltimorecountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9345a06f0467ed28e816eb53184399a8

 
Revised June 14, 2020         

 

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