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April 15, 2019 – Council District 2

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  5. Old Court Road at Park Heights Avenue
  6. Water Line Replacement on Lake Avenue
  7. Sewers: Jones Falls Structural Rehabilitation Phase 1
  8. Administrative Variances
  9. Development Meetings
  10. 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.

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—7313 Bellona Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0273-A
Property Location: Right side of Bellona Avenue, northwest side of Brightside Road
Legal Owners: Steven Shaw, Trustee
Administrative Variance to approve an accessory structure (garage) in the front right side yard in lieu of the required rear yard.
Closing Date: Monday, April 15, at 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—Saint Thomas Shopping Center
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 9909 Reisterstown Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 042319A
PAI Number: 03-0195
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00041
Request: The request is to construct a freestanding restaurant in front of the property and construct two new loading docks.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Greenspring Shopping Center
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 9909 Reisterstown Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 043019A
PAI Number: 03-0195
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00049
Request: The request is for the installation of a one-story 3,470-square-foot bank.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 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 2.

 
Revised April 12, 2019         

 

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