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August 1, 2020 – Council District 4

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Public Hearing on the Adoption of Agricultural Easement Formula Regulation
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  5. Ridge Road Repairs
  6. New Water Line on Reisterstown Road
  7. Rehabilitation for Old Court Road Bridge
  8. Administrative Variances
  9. Development Meetings
  10. 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 4

Planning Board Meetings

The board will meet virtually as follows:

  • No meetings scheduled for August.

Please check the Planning Board Meetings page for a link to the meeting, 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 mmuehlberger@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Public Hearing on the Adoption of Agricultural Easement Formula Regulation

The Department of Planning, in conjunction with the Baltimore County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board, is providing notice of the intent to edit an existing regulation regarding the Agricultural Easement Formula as provided for in Sections 3-7-206 of the Baltimore County Code, 2015. The proposed revisions provide for an update of the formula used for the calculation of easement prices for applicants applying for the Fiscal Year 2021 County Agricultural Easement Cycle.

The Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board will hold a public hearing virtually on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. through Webex on the adoption of the Agricultural Easement Formula Regulation. Please visit the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Meetings page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

A copy of the proposed regulations may be obtained by visiting your public library or by contacting Wallace Lippincott at wlippincott@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3480.

Comments on the proposed regulations will be taken at the Public Hearing or you may provide written testimony prior to the hearing. To offer written testimony, please email comments to Wallace or mail them to: W. Lippincott, Jr., Baltimore County Department of Planning, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101, Towson, Maryland 21204.

Comments should be received prior to August 12, 2020.

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 County Council will hold a special session for the final adoption on Tuesday, August 25, at 6 p.m. Additional information may be found on the County Council Schedule page.

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.

Ridge Road Repairs

Baltimore County will repair Ridge Road between Dogwood Road and Old Court Road beginning in August. The road, which is adjacent to Bens Run, has been damaged and requires a slope repair. The project, which will be finished by December, will require the contractor to close the road for four weeks. The reconstruction is expected to cost about $230,000.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

New Water Line on Reisterstown Road

Baltimore County is installing a new 36-inch diameter water line on Reisterstown Road between Rosewood Avenue and Pleasant Hill Road. Work on the new supply main, designed to serve the Owings Mills and Reisterstown area, is 35 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished by the spring of 2021. The cost is about $9 million.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Rehabilitation for Old Court Road Bridge

Baltimore County will rehabilitate the Old Court Road Bridge over Bens Run (Bridge B-0237) near Northwest Hospital beginning later this year. The project, which will take about a year to complete and cost $2 million, will include replacing beams and sidewalks. Traffic will be maintained during construction.

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 4.

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.

Development Plan Conference—1st Material Amendment Parcel-1 Rider Property also known as Rider Mill II, Lot 47
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 12, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 2 Stone Garden Court
Meeting Location: Webex—County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 04-0446
Tracking Number: MAJ-2013-00011-A
Proposal: Proposed to create two additional lots on Lot 47.
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 Development Plan Conference meetings will be held online. The public may request to monitor any Development Plan Conference meeting by registering with the project manager listed below no less than one week prior to the meeting date. Development Plan Conference meetings are not public hearings and access is at the discretion of Baltimore County.
Engineer: CLSI, Inc.
Project Manager: Jerry S. Chen
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 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 4.

 
Revised July 31, 2020         

 

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