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July 15, 2019 – Council District 3

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Warren Road Bridge Repairs Started
  5. Sewer Project: The Jones Falls Structural Package 2
  6. Pleasantville Road Bridge
  7. Jones Falls Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation Project
  8. Water Main Replacement on York Road
  9. Gores Mill Road Bridges
  10. Administrative Variances
  11. Development Meetings
  12. 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, July 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.

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 might 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. Filing fees are posted online. Additional information about the process, including filing dates and hearing schedules, will be posted when available.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page.

Warren Road Bridge Repairs Started

The Warren Road Bridge over Loch Raven Reservoir, which was closed in April, is under repair and work should be finished by the end of September, say Baltimore City engineers from the Department of Transportation. Thirty-six stringers, which are supporting beams that run parallel to traffic, will be replaced, and some repairs to the floor beams, which run perpendicular to traffic, are planned. As the decking is removed, the City’s engineers will inspect the structure and recommend additional repairs, as needed. As an adjunct to the ongoing repairs, the City is working on the design for a replacement bridge. Some funding is already in place. The new structure will be located in a somewhat different location or alignment that will allow traffic to use the old bridge while the new one is under construction. Plans are expected to be completed in 2021 and a new span is anticipated to be completed in 2025. The City is planning a public meeting to announce the details after the preliminary bridge studies are finished.

Information: Questions regarding the bridge’s condition, its repair schedule or current detours should be directed to Kathy Dominick of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation at 410-361-9296 or email kathy.dominick.bcdot@gmail.com.

Sewer Project: The Jones Falls Structural Package 2

The Department of Public Works began a $3.9 million sewer rehabilitation job in April. The project will take a year to finish and is about 13 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Pleasantville Road Bridge

The Department of Public Works will rehabilitate the Pleasantville Road Bridge (Bridge B-0007) over Little Gunpowder Falls beginning in the late summer. Repairs include the replacement of the deck and protective traffic barriers. The structure will be closed to traffic during construction, which is expected to cost $500,000 and take about three months. Traffic will be detoured during the work.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 a year and will include lines near School Lane and Burton Avenue. It is about 43 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at 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 2018 and will cost about $14 million, is expected to take about two years to complete and is about 45 percent finished.

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 three have been completed. Bridge B-0346 should be completed by midsummer. 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—2022 Blue Mount Road
Date and Time: Monday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0372-A
Property Location: North side of Blue Mount Road at a distance of 4,000 square feet west of Westly Road
Legal Owners: Randy Fryer
Administrative Variances to permit an accessory structure (pavilion) to be located in the front yard in lieu of the required rear yard.
Closing Date: Monday, July 15, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—100 Glenmoore Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0378-A
Property Location: North side of Glenmoore Avenue, east of York Road
Legal Owners: Jeffrey and Carrie Weaver
Administrative Variances:
To permit a proposed dwelling with a rear yard setback of 20 feet in lieu of the minimum required 30 feet;
To permit a replacement open projection deck with a side yard setback of two feet in lieu of the minimum required 7.5 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, July 22, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—14614 Manor Road
Date and Time: Monday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0385-A
Property Location: Northwest side of Manor Road, 350 feet south of Meadowhill Court
Legal Owners: Matthew Insley and Dusty Insley
Administrative Variance to approve an accessory structure (garage) in the front yard on the left side in lieu of the required rear yard.
Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—4338 Church Road
Date and Time: Monday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0382-A
Property Location: North side of Church Road, east of Grave Run
Legal Owners: Katherine Counselman
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed accessory structure (shed) located in the side yard in lieu of the required rear yard and to allow a height of 18 feet in lieu of the required maximum 15 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, July 29, 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.

Community Input Meeting—Bedford Property formerly known as Grace Fellowship Church
Date and Time: Thursday, July 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Property Location: Seminary Avenue
Meeting Location: Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 08-0904
Tracking Number: MAJ-2019-00003
Proposal: Six single-family dwellings detached.
Engineer: Bruce E. Doak Consulting, LLC
Information: Contact Darryl D. Putty at ddputty@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—625 College Avenue
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 625 College Avenue
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 072319-LLA1
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00092
Request: The request is for a Lot Line Adjustment, to be forwarded to the Zoning Office for review and approval.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Fulco Property
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property location: 1095 Oakland Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 072319A
PAI Number: 07-0409
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00093
Request: The request is for a Limited Exemption to create a Child Lot.
Information: Contact Jan M. Cook at jmcook@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Hunt Valley Business Community: Lot 45B, Point Breeze Credit Union
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 11104 McCormick Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 072319B
PAI Number: 08-0091
Tracking Number: DRC-2019-00094
Request: The request is to revise the previous approved Fifth Joint Subdivision Planning Committee Refinement Plan to match the approved Site and Grading Plan, and the approved stormwater management.
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—2698 to 2698 Paper Mill Road
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0327-A
Property Location: Northwest side of Paper Mill Road, northeast of Sunnybrook Road
Legal Owners: Robert and Colleen Nelson, Mathew and Kathryn Kozera
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Jeffrey Duerbeck
Variance to permit a proposed dwelling with a rear setback of 30 feet in lieu of the required 50 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—9335 Ravenridge Road
Date and Time: Friday, July 19, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0226-A
Property Location: East side of Ravenridge Road, north of Satyr Hill Road
Legal Owners: Frank and Barbara Grosso
Variance to permit an accessory building (shed) to be located in the side yard in lieu of the permitted rear yard only and to permit an amendment to the latest Final Development Plan for Cromwell Woods Extension, Plat Two, Lot 51 only.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—21051 Slab Bridge Road
Date and Time: Friday, July 19, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0292-SPHA
Property Location: East side of Slab Bridge Road, northeast of Timbershed Court
Legal Owners: Anthony and Margaret Corcoran
Special Hearing:
To approve a septic reserve area in a zone different than the principal dwelling, per Section 1A00.5.b of the Baltimore County Zoning Commissioners Policy Manual;
To approve a portion of proposed Lot Three as non-density and non-buildable in the Resource Conservation Zone, per section 1A00.5.b of the Baltimore County Zoning Commissioners Policy Manual.
Variance to allow the existing barn building to be located in the side and front yards, in lieu of the rear yard, and to have a height exceeding 15 feet in lieu of the maximum height of 15 feet, per sections 400.1 and 400.3 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—4607 Prospect Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, July 22, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0342-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast of Prospect Avenue, northeast of Waugh Avenue
Legal Owners: Donna Bair
Special Hearing:

  • To approve a nonconforming lot width and lot area of the property, pursuant to section 104.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations;
  • To approve a nonconforming dwelling side yard setback, pursuant to section 104.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations;
  • To confirm that an existing fence (swimming pool enclosure) with a height of six feet is in compliance with section 427.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations and Baltimore County Code 13-6-101;
  • For such other and further relief as may be deemed necessary by the Administrative Law Judge for Baltimore County.

Variance:

  • To permit an existing 12- by 28-foot attached garage addition with a side yard setback of zero feet in lieu of the required 20 feet;
  • To permit an existing 12- by 28-foot attached garage addition with a sum of the side yards of 14.9 feet in lieu of the required 50 feet (section 400.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations);
  • To permit an existing accessory (shed) with a side yard setback of 26 inches in lieu of the required 30 inches (section 427.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations);
  • To permit, if necessary, an existing fence (swimming pool enclosure) with a height of 72 inches in lieu of the maximum permitted 42 inches;
  • In the alternative, if necessary, to permit an existing dwelling with a lot width of 98 feet in lieu of the minimal required 150 feet and to permit a lot area of 31,000 square feet in lieu of the minimal required 40,000 square feet, pursuant to section 1B02.3.C.1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations;
  • For such other and further relief as may be deemed necessary by the Administrative Law Judge for Baltimore County.

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

Zoning Hearings—11800 Harford Road
Date and Time: Monday, July 22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0332-SPH
Property Location: East side of Harford Road, southeast of Hartley Mill Road
Legal Owners: Jayne Heck-Hackley and Frank Hackley
Special Hearing to permit an accessory use garage to be 2,000 square feet, which is larger than the existing primary structure that is 1,829 square feet.
Variance to permit a new accessory use garage height to be 30 feet in lieu of the permitted 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 July 12, 2019         

 

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