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March 15, 2020 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Towson Improvements
  5. Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project
  6. Water Improvements on Forge Road
  7. Water Line Rehabilitation: The Towson Fourth System
  8. The Future Fullerton Reservoirs
  9. Administrative Variances
  10. Development Meetings
  11. 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 2, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at mmuehlberger@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 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 Planning Board will deliberate their recommendations during work sessions in the month of April. The sessions are open to the public, however no public input will be heard during work sessions.

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.

Towson Improvements

In cooperation with the Towson Row development, the Department of Public Works is improving sidewalks on Chesapeake Avenue between Washington Avenue and York Road. The work will be undertaken this year.

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

Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project

The Department of Public Works is addressing storm water concerns in the Stoneleigh-Anneslie community and is about to update the 100-year-old drainage system. Baltimore County earmarked a million dollars for the project in 2018 and the County's contractor was scheduled to begin work on February 17 with the relocation of water lines. Following the relocation, crews will install pipes and manholes on Kingston Road, Wardman Avenue, Marlborough Road, Avondale Road and a part of Regester Avenue. Construction is expected to be finished late this year and working hours, traffic changes and parking impacts will be announced as the job progresses.

Information: Email the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Storm Water Division at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Improvements on Forge Road

Baltimore County plans to replace 2.64 miles of water line on Forge Road between Belair Road and Gaylord Street. The $3 million project, replacing the old 12-inch diameter cast-iron pipes, began in November and is scheduled to be completed in the summer. It is 20 percent complete.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works 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 was scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2019 and will cost $6.7 million. It is 98 percent complete.

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

The Future Fullerton Reservoirs

The three-year long construction of the Fullerton Reservoirs, costing $80.1 million, is 95 percent complete. Crews are currently building an ancillary building to facilitate water chlorination.

Information: Call the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, 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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Administrative Variances—4103 Glen Park Road
Date and Time: Monday, March 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0054-A
Property Location: Southwest side of Glen Park Road, 180 feet south of Dundawan Road
Legal Owners: Thomas and Justin Radtke
Administrative Variance to approve an addition on the left side with a front setback of 24 feet in lieu of the required 25 feet and a rear setback of 11 feet in lieu of the required 30 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, March 16, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—521 Park Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, March 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0053-A
Property Location: Northwest side of Park Avenue, southeast of Woodbine Avenue
Legal Owners: Michael and Carolina Cronin
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed addition with a side yard setback of seven feet in lieu of the required 10 feet.
Closing Date: Monday, March 16, 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.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Development Plan Hearing—Strawbridge Commons, First Material Amendment
Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 9149 Rexis Avenue
Meeting Location: Jefferson Building, Room 205, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 11-1133
Tracking Number: MAJ-2019-00002-A
Proposal: Proposed subdivision of Parcel B into two lots as Phase Two. Total lots for the project increased from 58 to 60, creating two single-family dwellings.
Engineer: Matis Warfield, Inc.
Information: Contact Jerry S. Chen at jchen@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Magledt Woods
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 9829 Magledt Road
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 032420C
PAI Number: 11-1181
Tracking Number: DRC-2020-00032
Request: The request is for a limited exemption to do a three-lot minor subdivision.
Information: Contact Lloyd T. Moxley at lmoxley@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 are subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3391.

Hearings Postponed

All Administrative Law Judge hearings are postponed effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Hearings will resume on Wednesday, April 1. If your hearing is scheduled to occur between March 16 and March 31, you will be contacted to reschedule.

Zoning Hearings—Rexis Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0052-SPH
Property Location: West side of Cowenton Avenue, south of the centerline of East Joppa Road
Legal Owners: Joppa Chapel Investments, LLC
Special Hearing:

  • For an amendment of the Final Development Plan;
  • 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—8667 Belair Road
Date and Time: Monday, March 30, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2020-0037-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast side of Belair Road, south of Silver Spring Road
Legal Owners: Laurie Industries Trust and Diajeff Trust care of Kin Properties, Inc.
Special Hearing:

  • To permit a modified parking plan pursuant to Baltimore County Zoning Regulations (BCZR) 409.12 to allow parking space as shown on the plan;
  • For such other and further relief as may be deemed necessary by the Administrative Law Judge for Baltimore County.

Variance:

  • To permit a joint Identification Freestanding Sign with a height of 27 feet in lieu of the permitted 25 feet (Sign B);
  • From BCZR 450.4 Attachment 1, 7(b)(V), to permit a joint Identification Freestanding Sign with an area face of 202.56 square feet in lieu of the permitted 150 square feet (Sign B);
  • From BCZR 409.A.1, to permit a parking space in a surface parking facility for a non residential within five feet of the right-of-way line in lieu of the minimum 10-foot setback;
  • From BCZR 409.A.1, to permit a perimeter screening of 0.10 feet in lieu of the required 15 feet (Landscape Manual Condition B: Parking Lots);
  • From BCZR 409.6.A.2, if necessary, to permit a retail use totaling 27,406 square feet of gross floor area with 127 off-street parking spaces in lieu of the required 138 spaces;
  • For such other and further relief as may be required 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.

 
Revised March 17, 2020         

 

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