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March 1, 2020 – Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020
  5. Beachwood Road Pumping Station
  6. New Water Lines on Eastern Avenue
  7. Rosebank Avenue Pumping Station
  8. Blenhurst Pumping Station
  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 7

Planning Board Meetings

Baltimore County Planning Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, March 5, at 5:45 p.m., in the Pikesville High School Auditorium, 7621 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at mmuehlberger@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Taylor Bensley at 410-887-3495 or histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) Hearing

CZMP Hearing, 7th District
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 6 p.m. (public sign-in begins at 5 p.m.)
Place: Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222

The 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.

Please Note: Each speaker will have two minutes to present their views to the Planning Board for the CZMP issues in the 2nd District. If preparing written testimony, please bring 20 copies for the Planning Board members and staff.

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.

Beachwood Road Pumping Station

Baltimore County began renovating the Beachwood Road Sewage Pumping Station in Dundalk almost a year ago. The project, which is 98 percent complete, will be finished in March and cost $3,093,000.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

New Water Lines on Eastern Avenue

Baltimore County is replacing old cast-iron water lines on Eastern Avenue, which have failed frequently, between the Back River Bridge and Riverside Drive. Work on the new 24-inch mains will begin in mid-January and is five percent complete. It is expected to be completed by the summer at a cost of $3 million.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Rosebank Avenue Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works is rehabilitating the Rosebank Avenue Sewage Pumping Station near North Point Boulevard in Dundalk. Work began late last year and was expected to be finished on January 30. The $2.3 million project is 93 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 47 percent complete, will cost $2,633,500 and was expected to be finished by December 2019.

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.

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 Review Committee—Nancy Lee
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2 to 3 p.m.
Property Location: 531 Riverside Drive
Meeting Location: County Office Building, Room 123, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
DRC Number: 031020-LLA2
Tracking Number: DRC-2020-00022
Request: The request is for a Lot Line Adjustment between 531 Riverside Drive and 447 Margaret Avenue.
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 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—8 Dunmanway
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 3, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0003-SPH
Property Location: North side of Dunmanway, 115 feet east of the Shipping Place
Legal Owners: Bolton Hill Investments, LLC
Special Hearing to approve a use permit for an assisted living facility for more than 15 residents in an existing building in a Business Local–Commercial Community Core Zone adjacent to a Density Residential 16 Zone pursuant to Baltimore County Zoning Regulations 230.1.A.1 and 432 A.1.A.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—8127 Pulaski Highway
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0545-A
Property Location: Southeast side of Pulaski Highway, southwest side of Law Rence Avenue
Legal Owners: 8127 Pulaski Hwy, LLC
Variance to permit the front yard setback of 28 feet in lieu of the required 57.5 feet pursuant to Section 303.2 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations as the average of the front yard depths of the lots immediately adjoining on each side. The property is improved by an existing one-story building erected in 1940 and the property is further improved by an addition to the existing building, extending 7.4 feet toward Pulaski Highway. Unreasonable hardship and practical difficulty would require removal of both structures in order to comply with the current setback requirements.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—201 North Point Boulevard
Date and Time: Thursday, March 12, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0002-SPHXA
Property Location: Southeast corner of East Baltimore Street and North Point Boulevard
Legal Owners: Balaji, LLC
Contract Purchaser or Lessee: Dundalk North Point, LLC
Special Hearing:

  • To determine whether a Special Exception under Baltimore County Zoning Regulations (BCZR) 405.2 and 236.2 is required in order to approve additional fuel service and ancillary uses permitted under BCZR 405.4.D (convenience store less than 6,000 square feet, ATM, self-service vacuum and compressed air) at a legally existing fuel service station, in accordance with the Plan to Accompany the Petition for Zoning Hearing specifically in this instance. Pursuant to BCZR 405.6.A, to approve the expansion and reconstruction of a fuel service station legally existing on the effective date of Bill 172-1993, including the provision of additional fuel service and ancillary uses permitted by BCZR 405.4.4.D (convenience store less than 6,000 square feet, ATM, self-service vacuum and compressed air) as shown on the Plan to Accompany the Petition for Zoning Hearing;
  • To determine that the colored striped banding shown on the service station canopy is a decorative feature that does not contribute to the message of any sign, and, in accordance with the definition of "Area" as provided in BCZR 450.3 and Zoning Case 2002-399-SPHA, this decorative feature should not be included in the area of the canopy signs;
  • To determine whether a variance is required for the canopy signs as shown on the Plan to Accompany the Petition for Zoning Hearing;
  • To amend the previously approved Zoning Site Plan in cases 2002-399- SPHA and 1990-392-SPHA;
  • Such further and other relief as the nature of this case may require.

Variance for a side yard setback of 21 feet in lieu of the 30 feet required and a rear yard setback of six feet in lieu of the 30 feet required. If, pursuant to Special Hearing Request No. 4, the Zoning Commissioner determines that a variance is required for the canopy signs as shown on the Plan to Accompany the Petition for Special Hearing, then a variance from BCZR 450.4 for canopy signs of 96 square feet, 96 square feet, 246 square feet and 246 square feet, respectively, in lieu of 25 square feet per sign otherwise permitted.
Special Exception: If, pursuant to Special Hearing Request Number 1, the Zoning Commissioner determines that a Special Exception is required in order to approve additional fuel service and ancillary uses permitted under BCZR 405.4.D (convenience store less than 6,000 square feet, ATM, self-service vacuum and compressed air) at a legally existing fuel service station in accordance with the Plan to Accompany the Petition for Zoning Hearing in this case, then a Special Exception for the same under BCZR 405.2 and 236.2.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised March 11, 2020         

 

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