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August 15, 2019 – Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary on the Water
  4. County Land Preservation Agricultural Easement Inspection
  5. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020
  6. Rosebank Avenue Pumping Station
  7. Blenhurst Pumping Station
  8. Rettman Lane Pumping Station Improvements
  9. Sewer Upgrade in Dundalk
  10. Marine Oaks Pumping Station
  11. Administrative Variances
  12. Development Meetings
  13. 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:

  • No meetings scheduled for August.

Information: Contact Ngone Seye Diop by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary on the Water

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Place: Conrad’s Ruth Villa, 3301 Edwards Lane, Middle River, Maryland 21220

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is celebrating their 30th anniversary working to protect the Gunpowder watershed and our drinking water. The evening will be filled with food, friends and fun.

To purchase tickets, or for any questions, visit the event page.

County Land Preservation Agricultural Easement Inspection

Baltimore County Land Preservation has completed the first round of its annual agricultural easement inspection cycle. In accordance with easement documents and their overseeing agencies, it’s required that a percentage of all easement inspections be completed each year. The County is responsible for inspecting federal (Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program), state (Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Program) and local easements. Eighteen of 22 federal inspections, 23 of 23 state inspections and four of 19 local inspections have been completed. During an inspection, the County looks for issues such as dumping, major erosion, special uses guidelines and that no new dwellings have been constructed. The remaining inspections will be completed throughout the rest of 2019.

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 which were not issues is reenacted without change.

CZMP 2020 starts with the public pre-filing period that begins on August 19. Filing fees and a timeline are posted online. Additional information about the process, including hearing schedules, will be posted when available.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page.

Rosebank Avenue Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works is rehabilitating the Rosebank Avenue Sewage Pumping Station near North Point Boulevard. Work began late last year and is expected to be finished on January 30. The $2.3 million project is 10 percent complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Blenhurst Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works has started a major renovation of the Blenhurst Sewage Pumping Station at 8345 Bletzer Road. The project, which is 14 percent complete, will cost $2,633,500 and is expected to be finished by December.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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 92 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 2018: Dunmanway, Baybriar Road, Sollers Point Road, Merritt Boulevard, Merritt Point Road and Meadow Way. The project is 87 percent complete. County engineers anticipate some traffic congestion during construction.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at 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 90 percent finished.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at 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 Variances—7949 Wise Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0408-A
Property Location: East side of Lynch Road on the south side of Wise Avenue
Legal Owners: Julie and Robert Dellinger
Administrative Variance to permit a six-foot high fence in a side yard that abuts the front yard of the adjoining residences in lieu of the permitted three-and-a-half-foot-high fence.
Closing Date: Monday, August 19, 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.

Development Plan Conference—Country Club Estates Planned Unit Development (Sparrows Point Country Club)
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 21, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 919 Wise Avenue
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
PAI Number: 15-1013
Tracking Number: PUD-2017-00005
Proposal: Sixty-six single-family homes, 53 villas and 193 townhomes are proposed on a portion of the existing country club property, reducing the golf course from 27 holes to 18 holes, and adding a tennis court and pro shop.
Engineer: D.S.Thaler and Associates, Inc.
Information: Contact Darryl D. Putty at ddputty@baltimorecountymd.gov 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—1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Date and Time: Thursday, August 15, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0365-A
Property Location: South side of Bethlehem Boulevard, north of Warehouse Road
Legal Owners: Tradepoint Atlantic, LLC
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Two Farms, Inc.
Variance to allow a sign height of 35 feet in lieu of the permitted 25 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—3300 Dundalk Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0367-A
Property Location: Southwest side of Dundalk Avenue, corner of Dunhill Road
Legal Owners: American Legion Department of Maryland Dundalk Post Number 38, Inc.
Variance to erect a freestanding changeable copy sign in a Manufacturing Light – Industrial, Major zone as part of a permitted enterprise sign accessory to a community building with a maximum area face of 29.63 square feet in lieu of the permitted 25 square feet, and a height of 10 feet in lieu of the permitted six feet, and a variance for a changeable sign area of 70 percent in lieu of the allowed 50 percent.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—7524 Fort Avenue
Date and Time: Friday, August 16, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0373-A
Property Location: North side of Fort Avenue, 250 feet east of Todd Avenue
Legal Owners: CMW Properties, LLC
Variance to permit a lot width of 50 feet in lieu of the required 55 feet for an existing dwelling on existing lots of record.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland  21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—919 Wise Avenue
Date and Time: Friday, August 16, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0375-SPHXA
Property Location: Northeast side of Wire Mill Road, west of Grays Road
Legal Owners: Sparrows Point Country Club, Inc.

Special Hearing:

  • To approve the continuation of the county club as a legal nonconforming use, with a permitted maximum 25 percent increase in ground floor area, within the Density Residential (DR) 1, DR 5.5 and Resource Conservation (RC) 20 zoned portions of the property pursuant to the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations (BCZR), Section 104;
  • To approve the nonconforming status of any existing building and parking facilities to remain on the property pursuant to BCZR Section 104;
  • To approve the provision of 253 parking spaces for the county club pursuant to BCZR Section 409.6.A;
  • To confirm that the proposed location of the tennis and sport courts, more than 100 feet from the boundary of the closest proposed residential lot line, satisfies BCZR Section 409.6.A.3.

Special Exception for a country club within the DR 1, DR 5.5 and RC 20 zoned portions of the property.
Variance:

  • To allow parking facilities on the Business Major (BM) zoned portion of the property associated with the country club to be located as close as 28 feet to the proposed property boundary line in lieu of the 60-foot setback required;
  • For BCZR Section 235C.1, to allow a building height of 45 feet in lieu of the maximum height of 35 feet on the BM zoned portion of the property within 750 feet of a RC zone;
  • For BCZR Section 409.8.A.1 and the Baltimore County Landscape Manual, to waive certain landscaping requirements for the parking facilities associated with the country club.

Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised August 14, 2019         

 

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