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May 15, 2020 – Council District 3

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meeting
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Phoenix Road Bridge
  5. Sewer Pumping Station in Cockeysville
  6. Water Main Replacement on York Road
  7. Administrative Variances
  8. Development Meetings
  9. 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 Meeting

The board will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. Please check the Planning Board Meetings page for information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last minute schedule changes.

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at

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.

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

Phoenix Road Bridge

Baltimore City’s Phoenix Road Bridge (Bridge BC6507) over Gunpowder Falls and the Northern Central Railroad Trail will be replaced. The federally-funded project is anticipated within two years. Detours will be established and announced as the project approaches its start, say Baltimore City sources.

Sewer Pumping Station in Cockeysville

Baltimore County is modernizing the Cockeysville Pumping Station. Work began in April. Modifications will take about a year and a half to complete and will cost $5,215,000.

Information: Email

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 90 percent finished.

Information: Email

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 3.

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.

Concept Plan Conference—Villas at Pot Spring Also Known As St. Vincent Complex
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 2520 Pot Spring Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 08-0590
Tracking Number: MAJ-2020-00001
Proposal: Forty-two semi-detached single-family dwellings are proposed.
Meeting: Online or telephone via Webex. The project manager will provide county agency representatives, applicants and other registered interested parties wishing to monitor this meeting access information via email.
Attention: Until further notice, all Concept Plan Conference meetings will be held online. The public may request to monitor any Concept Plan Conference meeting by registering with the project manager listed below no less than one week prior to the meeting date. Concept Plan Conference meetings are not public hearings and access is at the discretion of Baltimore County.
Engineer: Matis Warfield, Inc.
Information: Contact: Jerry S.Chen at 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.

There are no Zoning Hearings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning Calendar for changes in District 3.

Revised May 14, 2020         


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