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April 1, 2019 – Council District 2

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Pikesville Commercial District Study Community Input Meeting
  5. Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline
  6. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  7. Old Court Road at Park Heights Avenue
  8. Water Line Replacement on Lake Avenue
  9. Sewers: Jones Falls Structural Rehabilitation Phase 1
  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 2

Planning Board Meetings

Baltimore County Planning Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

Information: Contact Ngone Seye Diop by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Teri Rising at 410-887-3495 or histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Pikesville Commercial District Study Community Input Meeting

The Department of Planning invites you to join us on the evening of Thursday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fort Garrison Elementary School, 3310 Woodvalley Drive, to participate in a public forum to discuss the Pikesville Commercial District Study. This will be the first in a series of meetings to engage the public in a discussion and gather input. At the community input meeting, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the recently completed Pikesville Commercial District study, which provides an in-depth look at existing conditions in the Pikesville community.
  • Speak to Baltimore County Department of Planning staff about important issues and opportunities in Pikesville.
  • Share input on the future of Pikesville.

Updates about this project and the planning process are available online.

Information: Contact Bill Skibinski at 410-887-3480 or wskibinski@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline

Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) is seeking applications for the current easement cycle. Staff encourages landowners who may be thinking about an easement sale to apply now. If you applied last year and have not been extended an offer, you are encouraged to reapply. Baltimore County staff is ready to assist landowners with their applications. The application period is open now and the final deadline is May 1.

To be eligible, the land must be within Baltimore County's minimum soil criteria and be at least 50 acres in size, or adjacent to an already preserved farm. Funding is extremely limited, so selection will be based upon the quality of the farm land, development potential, discounted asking price and other factors.

The application can be found online.

Information: Contact Kaylee Justice or Joseph Wiley at 410-887-3480 or landpres@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 may cover many adjoining properties and may even cover many hundreds of acres. The zoning on all properties which were not issues is reenacted without change.

CZMP 2020 starts with the public filing period that begins on September 3. Additional information about the process, including filing dates, fees and hearing schedules will be posted when available.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page.

Old Court Road at Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore County is planning to remove part of the existing median in Old Court Road at the Park Heights Avenue intersection to extend the left turn bay. The work is expected to be done this year.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Line Replacement on Lake Avenue

Baltimore County is replacing a section of old cast-iron water pipe on Lake Avenue between Falls Road and Lakehurst Drive. Work began in January. The old line, which dates from the 1920s, has failed frequently in recent years and will be replaced with ductile iron pipe. The project, estimated to cost $1.5 million, is six percent complete. The project should be finished by the early summer.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewers: Jones Falls Structural Rehabilitation Phase 1

Baltimore County began rehabilitating 66,000 feet of sewer line in July 2017 throughout Council Districts 2 and 5. The project was planned to take a year and a half and will cost $3,393,583.60. It is now 95 percent complete.

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 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.

Administrative Variance—7340 Brightside Road
Date and Time: Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0265-A
Property Location: West side of Brightside Road, south of Bellona Avenue
Legal Owners: Colleen Mallon
Administrative Variance to permit a 33-foot front setback in lieu of the required 50-foot front setback to accommodate a new addition.
Closing Date: Monday, April 1, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variance—2009 Thistlewood Road
Date and Time: Monday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0265-A
Property Location: South side of Thistlewood Road, 95 feet west of Ashdale Road
Legal Owners: Daniella and Adam Goldsmith
Administrative Variance to permit an addition (open projection deck) with a rear yard setback of 18 feet in lieu of the required 22.5 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, April 8, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Development Meetings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee and Hearing Officers Hearings. These hearings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Reisterstown Shopping Center
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 11907 Reisterstown Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 040919A
PAI Number: 04-0726
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00033
Request: The request is for a 3,094 square-foot fast food restaurant, a 9,050 square-foot restaurant building and the construction of a 10,350 square-foot multi-use retail building with a drive-thru lane.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@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.

Zoning Hearing—21510 Orwig Road
Date and Time: Thursday, April 4, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0229-A
Location: Southwest side of Orwig Road at a distance of 75 feet northeast of the intersecting street Heathcote Road
Legal Owners: Stephen and Wendy Mooney
Variance to permit an accessory structure (detached garage) with a height of 25 feet in lieu of the required 15 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 29, 2019         

 

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