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May 15, 2019 – Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  4. Three New Alleys
  5. Rettman Lane Pumping Station Improvements
  6. Sewer Upgrade in Dundalk
  7. Marine Oaks Pumping Station
  8. Administrative Variances
  9. Development Meetings
  10. 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:

  • A Planning Board Meeting was previously scheduled for May 16, but has been canceled.

Information: Contact Ngone Seye Diop 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 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.

Three New Alleys

Baltimore County is replacing alleys on Eastern Boulevard, Gough Street and Wise Avenue. Construction began in mid-April on this $160,000 project.

Information: Email

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 11 percent complete.

Information: Email

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 67 percent complete. County engineers anticipate some traffic congestion during construction.

Information: Email

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 77 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 are subject to change.

Information: Call the Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call 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 7.

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.

Development Plan Hearing—Hillshire Overlook
Date and Time: Friday, May 24, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: Hillshire Road
Meeting Location: Jefferson Building, Room 205, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 12-0165
Tracking Number: MAJ-2018-00006
Proposal: Proposed: Eighteen detached single-family dwellings.
Engineer: Colbert, Matz and Rosenfelt, Inc.
Information: Contact Darryl D. Putty at or 410-887-3321.

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 Hearings—Hillshire Road
Date and Time: Friday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0298-SPH
Property Location: Dead end of Hillshire Road, 180 feet east of Ridgeshire Road
Legal Owner: Frank Scarfield, Jr.
Special Hearing:
To permit the removal of specimen trees;
To permit a public street with a 28-foot paving width and right of way of 50 feet, in lieu of the required 50-foot right of way with 30 foot-wide paving.
Hearing location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Revised May 14, 2019         


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