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April 15, 2019 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  5. Dixie Drive
  6. Water Improvements on Forge Road
  7. Improvements for the Campus Hills Pumping Station
  8. Water Line Replacement in Campus Hills
  9. Towsontown Boulevard and Osler Drive
  10. Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project
  11. Water Line Rehabilitation: The Towson Fourth System
  12. Sewers: Jones Falls Structural Rehabilitation Phase 1
  13. Extension of Missing Curb, Sidewalk-Widening on Cross Road
  14. The Future Fullerton Reservoirs
  15. Administrative Variances
  16. Development Meetings
  17. 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 5

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.

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.

Dixie Drive

Baltimore County plans to install a traffic island at the intersection of Dixie Drive and West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson this year. The project will cost about $5,000.

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

Water Improvements on Forge Road

Baltimore County will begin work on 2.64 miles of water line replacement on Forge Road. The project is scheduled to begin in October.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Improvements for the Campus Hills Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works is improving the Campus Hills Sewage Pumping Station at 1002 Southwick Court in Campus Hills. Work on the $2.5 million project began in September and is eight percent complete.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Line Replacement in Campus Hills

Baltimore County is replacing an existing eight-inch diameter cast-iron pipe in the Campus Hills area. Construction began in June and is about 60 percent complete. The project will cost $2.5 million.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Towsontown Boulevard and Osler Drive

The Department of Public Works has completed the Towson Run Relief Sewer through Towsontown Boulevard. Paving is tentatively scheduled for the spring.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project

Baltimore County is addressing storm runoff concerns in the Stoneleigh-Anneslie community east of York Road. County engineers have designed a solution to update the 100-year-old drainage system that is currently serving the community. The County has earmarked $1 million for the project. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, Storm Water Division at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Line Rehabilitation: The Towson Fourth System

The Department of Public Works is replacing water lines in:

  1. Joppa Road between Old Harford Road and Drumwood Road
  2. Oakleigh Road between Joppa Road and White Oak Road
  3. Satyr Hill Road from Lowell Ridge Road to Harford Road

The project began in February 2018. It will be completed by the spring and will cost $6.7 million. It is 90 percent complete.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewers: Jones Falls Structural Rehabilitation Phase 1

Baltimore County began rehabilitating 66,000 feet of sewer line in July 2017 throughout Council Districts 2 and 5. The project will last a year and a half and will cost $3,393,583.60. It is now 95 percent complete.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Extension of Missing Curb, Sidewalk-Widening on Cross Road

The Department of Public Works is planning to fill in missing curbs and sidewalks on Cross Road between Chapel Road and Honeygo Boulevard.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

The Future Fullerton Reservoirs

The County’s contractor received a “notice to proceed” in January 2017 and the Department of Public Works broke ground on February 7, 2017 on the Fullerton Reservoirs—three are planned for the site. Construction is expected to take about three years and cost $80.1 million. The construction site is bounded by Ridge Road, Bucks School House Road and Perry Hall Boulevard. Engineers estimate that the project is now 84 percent complete.

Information: Call the Bureau of Engineering, Water Design at 410-887-3783 or 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 are 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 5.

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.

There are no Development Meetings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development Management Calendar for changes in District 5.

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 are 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 5.

 
Revised April 12, 2019         

 

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