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April 1, 2019 – Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meeting
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Pikesville Commercial District Study Community Input Meeting
  5. Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Fiscal Year 2020 Application Cycle Deadline
  6. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  7. Rettman Lane Pumping Station Improvements
  8. Sewer Upgrade in Dundalk
  9. Marine Oaks Pumping Station
  10. Beachwood Water Main Replacement
  11. Peninsula Boulevard Pumping Station
  12. Administrative Variances
  13. Development Meetings
  14. 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 7

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.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Teri Rising at 410-887-3495 or histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Pikesville Commercial District Study Community Input Meeting

The Department of Planning invites you to join us on the evening of Thursday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fort Garrison Elementary School, 3310 Woodvalley Drive, to participate in a public forum to discuss the Pikesville Commercial District Study. This will be the first in a series of meetings to engage the public in a discussion and gather input. At the community input meeting, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the recently completed Pikesville Commercial District study, which provides an in-depth look at existing conditions in the Pikesville community.
  • Speak to Baltimore County Department of Planning staff about important issues and opportunities in Pikesville.
  • Share input on the future of Pikesville.

Updates about this project and the planning process are available online.

Information: Contact Bill Skibinski at 410-887-3480 or wskibinski@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.

Rettman Lane Pumping Station Improvements

The Department of Public Works is improving the Rettman Lane Sewage Pumping Station at 1913 Rettman Lane in Stanbrook. Work began on the $2 million project in August and is now about eight percent complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewer Upgrade in Dundalk

Baltimore County began upgrading sewer lines on six residential streets in Dundalk in July: Dunmanway, Baybriar Road, Sollers Point Road, Merritt Boulevard, Merritt Point Road and Meadow Way. The project is 57 percent complete. County engineers anticipate some traffic congestion during construction.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Marine Oaks Pumping Station

Baltimore County is upgrading the Marine Oaks Sewer Pumping Station at 26 Helmsman Court in Essex. The complete upgrade to the station is estimated to cost $1,584,537 and will take about a year to complete. Work began in January 2018 and is 64 percent finished.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Beachwood Water Main Replacement

Baltimore County has replaced eight-inch and twelve-inch diameter water line on Rosebank Avenue, Edgewater Place, Glenhurst Road and Bletzer Road. The roads will be repaved.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Peninsula Boulevard Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works is renovating the Peninsula Boulevard Pumping Station at 8401 Stansbury Road. Construction began in August 2017 and was expected to be completed on November 17, 2018. The station, now about 97 percent complete, is expected to cost $1,790,400 and was expected to be finished in February.

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 are subject to change.

Information: Call the Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call Zoning Review at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variance—279 Montrose Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0257-A
Property Location: Nineteen hundred feet west of the centerline of Mace Avenue
Legal Owners: Joseph Blaylock
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed addition attached to the rear of an existing dwelling with a side yard setback of four feet and a rear yard setback of 22 feet in lieu of the required 10 feet and 30 feet, respectively.
Closing date: Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variance—4514 Todd Point Lane
Date and Time: Monday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0267-A
Property Location: Northeast side of Todd Point Lane, southeast of Shore Road
Legal Owners: Brent Yoder
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed addition to be located in the rear yard of the existing dwelling and to have a setback as follows: 4.8-foot side yard setback to the southeast property line in lieu of the required 10 feet.
Closing date: Monday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variance—221 Virginia Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0249-A
Property Location: South side of Virginia Avenue, 299 feet west of the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Riverside Drive
Legal Owners: Tara Waldrop and Louis Eckert
Administrative Variance to allow an existing accessory structure to be enlarged to 25 feet tall in lieu of the maximum 15 feet height allowed.
Closing date: Monday, April 8, at 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 are 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 and Zoning Calendar for changes in District 7.

Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings for Baltimore County. These hearings are up to date as of the publication of this newsletter and are subject to change.

Information: Call the Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call Zoning Review at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearing—2507 Island View Road
Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0224-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast side of Island View Road, west of Barrison Point Road
Legal Owners: Albert Kirchmayr
Variance:
To allow an existing building dwelling to remain on a Resource Conservation, Rural Residential lot of 9,250 square feet in lieu of the 1.5 acre, with existing side yard setbacks of four feet, three inches and 15 feet, seven inches, and a rear yard setback of 41 feet, all in lieu of the required 50-foot setback with a lot coverage of 20 percent in lieu of the permitted 15 percent;
For such other and further relief as the nature of this cause may require.
Special Hearing pursuant to Section 1A04.3.B.1.b1 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations or Variance relief.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised March 29, 2019         

 

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