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April 1, 2019 – Council District 3

  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. Jones Falls Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation Project
  8. Dairy Road Bridge Replacement
  9. Girdwood Road
  10. New Water Main in Cromwell Bridge Road
  11. Springdale Water Tank
  12. Water Main Replacement on York Road
  13. Galloway Avenue at York Road
  14. Bridge Near Third Mine Branch Reduced to One Lane
  15. Gores Mill Road Bridges
  16. Administrative Variances
  17. Development Meetings
  18. Zoning Hearings

EPS Variances

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 3

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.

Jones Falls Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation Project

The Department of Public Works has begun a large-diameter sewer rehabilitation project, which includes relining, from an area north of Timonium Road to the Beltway. The job is expected to take about twelve months and will include lines near School Lane and Burton Avenue.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works, at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Dairy Road Bridge Replacement

Baltimore County is replacing the wooden deck and other timber elements of the Dairy Road Bridge (B-0034) west of Interstate 83 this spring. The road is expected to be closed for construction between March 18 and May 17. Engineers anticipate repairs will cost approximately $150,000.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works, at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Girdwood Road

The Department of Public Works has installed two speed humps, a raised intersection, school crosswalks, a tree-lined median, a light and a new storm drain on Girdwood Road to promote pedestrian and vehicle safety. In addition, pedestrian signals have been installed at the intersection of Girdwood, Padonia and Cranbrook roads. A raised intersection at Spring Lake Drive and Fallsbrook Road is also planned.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Traffic Engineering at 410-887-3554.

New Water Main in Cromwell Bridge Road

Baltimore County began the installation of a new 12-inch diameter water line in Cromwell Bridge Road between Loch Raven Boulevard and Gleneagles Court in January. The new 1,374-foot line, which will connect two existing terminal water lines, should be finished in the summer and cost $622,000. It is now 85 percent complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Springdale Water Tank

The Department of Public Works is repainting the elevated Springdale water tank at 906 Old Bosley Road in Cockeysville. Work on the tank, which has a capacity of one million gallons, began in September and is about 80 percent complete. The work, which is expected to cost $800,000, is presently on winter shutdown.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Main Replacement on York Road

Baltimore County is replacing a water main on York Road between Padonia Road and Wight Avenue. Contractors are replacing an old cast-iron main built in the 1930s that has failed frequently in the past decade. The project, which began in July and will cost about $14 million, is expected to take about two years to complete and is about 35 percent finished. Crews are currently on winter shutdown.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Galloway Avenue at York Road

Baltimore County is widening the south side of Galloway Avenue just west of York Road. Work is scheduled to start in the spring.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Bridge Near Third Mine Branch Reduced to One Lane

A nine-foot-long, concrete-slab bridge (Bridge B-0757) on Stablersville Road, just west of Graystone Road, is in need of repair and was reduced to one lane of traffic by Department of Public Works structural engineers more than two years ago. The bridge is scheduled to be repaired and County engineers have begun to scope out options.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Gores Mill Road Bridges

The concrete bridges that span Little Falls just south of the Morris Meadows Recreation Farm (Bridges B-0136, B-0137, B-0138 and B-0346) were constructed more than 80 years ago and need replacement or renovation. Work began in August 2017 and should be completed by this summer. Work on the project is currently suspended in accordance with environmental permitting requirements, but is expected to resume in May when stream restrictions on construction are lifted. The project, estimated to cost $3.6 million, is 80 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 Variances—12620 Dulaney Valley Road
Date and Time: Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0262-A
Property Location: West side of Dulaney Valley Road, southwest of Dance Mill Road
Legal Owners: Shawn and Paula Campbell
Administrative Variance:
To allow an accessory building (detached garage) in the side yard in lieu of the required rear yard;
To allow an accessory building (detached garage) to have a height of 31 feet in lieu of the allowed 15 feet.
Closing date: Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—14410 Cuba Road
Date and Time: Monday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0269-A
Property Location: West of Cuba Road, south of Worthington Heights Parkway
Legal Owners: Craig and Cindy Marhefka
Administrative Variance to approve an accessory structure (pool) in the side yard in lieu of the required rear yard placement.
Closing date: Monday, April 8, 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—Sunoco Station Harford Road, First Refinement
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 9610 Harford Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 040219B
PAI Number: 09-0830
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00032
Request: The request is for a refinement to a previously approved development plan. The refinement request is to raze the existing kiosk and construct a one-story convenience store.
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 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—21434 York Road
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0209-SPH
Property Location: West side of York Road, south of Old Harris Mill Road
Legal Owners: DWK Services, LLC
Special Hearing:
To confirm the continued use of a nonconforming residential structure built in the 1800s with two apartments, with that use dating back to prior to 1955 on a property with nonconforming area, setbacks and parking;
Continued use of two apartments in a single family home.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—1525 York Road
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0219-XA
Property Location: Northeast side of York Road at corner of Croftley Road
Legal Owners: 1525 York, LLC
Special Exception to permit an existing Class B office building with a proposed addition.
Variance:
To permit a side street setback of 18 feet in lieu of the required 20 feet for a side street;
To permit zero off-street parking spaces in lieu of the minimum required eight parking spaces;
To permit a zero-foot landscape buffer in lieu of the minimum required 20 feet;
To permit any other variance deemed necessary by the Administrative Law Judge.
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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