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March 15, 2020 – Council District 2

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Deck Replacement on Circle Road Bridge
  5. Water in the Dumbarton Neighborhood, Pikesville
  6. Water Line Replacement on Lake Avenue
  7. Administrative Variances
  8. Development Meetings
  9. 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 2, at 4 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.

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.

The Planning Board will deliberate their recommendations during work sessions in the month of April. The sessions are open to the public, however no public input will be heard during work sessions.

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 will begin work on the Circle Road Bridge over Roland Run in late spring. 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 is currently on winter shut down.

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 99 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.

There are no Administrative Variances pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning calendar for changes in District 2.

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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Development Plan Hearing—Broadway Estates Formerly Known As 1721 Broadway Road
Date and Time: Thursday, March 26, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 1721 Broadway Road
Meeting Location: Jefferson Building, Room 205, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 08-0907
Tracking Number: MAJ-2018-00007
Proposal: Ten single-family dwellings are proposed and raze two.
Engineer: Polaris Land Consultants, LLC
Information: Contact Jerry S. Chen at jchen@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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Zoning Hearings—3900 Milford Mill Road
Date and Time: Monday, March 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0030-SPHX
Property Location: North side of the intersection of Milford Mill Road and Washington Avenue
Legal Owners: Raza-E-Mustafa Islamic Center, Inc., Syed Quadri
Special Exception for cemetery use or funeral establishment, if necessary, in the Density Residential (DR) 5.5 zoned portion of the property, approximately 11,800 square feet.
Special Hearing:
For approval of the following residential uses in a Business Major zone (located adjacent to a DR zone) and to update prior zoning approvals:

  1. Mosque;
  2. Sunday School;
  3. Multifamily Dwelling with 10 units;
  4. Multifamily Dwelling with four units;
  5. Open Retreat area;
  6. Restored shower and restroom facilities;
  7. Abandon order in Case Number 1986-0120-X (Special Exception for Arcade);
  8. Abandon order in Case Number 1949-1465-X (Special Permit for Swimming Pool);

Such other relief as deemed necessary. Petitioner will provide justification for the requested relief at the hearing.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised March 17, 2020         

 

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