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January 15, 2020 – Council District 2

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Liberty Road Study Public Meeting
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020
  5. Deck Replacement on Circle Road Bridge
  6. Water in the Dumbarton Neighborhood, Pikesville
  7. Water Line Replacement on Lake Avenue
  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, January 16, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson
  • Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

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

Liberty Road Study Public Meeting

The County is conducting a study of Liberty Road and a successful study depends upon an inclusive planning process that receives input from a diverse range of voices in the community. The objective of this public meeting is to present key findings from the online survey and the November open house meetings to the community.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Snow Date: Thursday, January 23

Both meetings will begin with a short presentation about the plan process followed by an opportunity to provide open-ended feedback about issues and opportunities in the communities surrounding the Liberty Road corridor.

Information: Contact Ngone Diop by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at libertyroad@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.

View a list of public hearing dates and locations. 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.

Deck Replacement on Circle Road Bridge

Baltimore County’s contractors began work on the Circle Road Bridge over Roland Run this winter. Construction was scheduled to start before the new year, but was delayed to correct a problem with the decking material. Construction is expected to take about four weeks and traffic will not be interrupted during the work, according to engineers. Circle Road was in the news six years ago when the County replaced structural beams and when traffic was intermittently restricted during construction hours. 

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water in the Dumbarton Neighborhood, Pikesville

Baltimore County is relining and cleaning more than 16,000 feet of water line in 27 streets in Dumbarton. The project, managed in two phases, is about 50 percent complete and will cost $4.2 million. Work was on winter shut down in December.

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 2019. 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 94 percent complete. It should be finished by summer.

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 Variances—1818 Ruxton Road
Date and Time: Monday, January 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0531-A
Property Location: North side of Ruxton Road, east of Ellenham Avenue
Legal Owners: Jamie Smith, Christian Merlo
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed accessory structure (pool and pool deck) to be located partially within the side yard in lieu of the required rear yard only.
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—1019 Greenspring Valley Road (Old Business)
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Property Location: 1019 Greenspring Valley Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 123119A
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00173
Request: The request is to consolidate three parcels into a single parcel, having a single tax account for agricultural purposes.
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.

Zoning Hearings—Lot 10 Murray Hill Road
Date and Time: Thursday, January 16, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0542-A
Property Location: East side of Murray Hill Road, 159 feet to the centerline of Bellona Avenue
Legal Owners: MCC Properties, LLC
Variance:

  • To allow a proposed dwelling on a lot with a lot width of 85 feet in lieu of the required 100 feet and a lot size of 18,700 square feet required in a Density Residential 2 Zone;
  • For such other and further relief as the nature of this cause may require.

Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised January 14, 2020         

 

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