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January 15, 2020 – Council District 1

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Liberty Road Study Public Meeting
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020
  5. Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
  6. Powder Mill Relief Sewer
  7. Water Project on Louisiana Avenue
  8. River Road Bridge Reconstruction
  9. Louisiana Avenue
  10. Administrative Variances
  11. Development Meetings
  12. 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 1

Planning Board Meetings

Baltimore County Planning Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, January 16, at 4 p.m., in Room 104, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson
  • Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 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.

Liberty Road Study Public Meeting

The County is conducting a study of Liberty Road and a successful study depends upon an inclusive planning process that receives input from a diverse range of voices in the community. The objective of this public meeting is to present key findings from the online survey and the November open house meetings to the community.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Snow Date: Thursday, January 23

Both meetings will begin with a short presentation about the plan process followed by an opportunity to provide open-ended feedback about issues and opportunities in the communities surrounding the Liberty Road corridor.

Information: Contact Ngone Diop by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at libertyroad@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.

View a list of public hearing dates and locations. 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.

Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer

The Department of Public Works recently began construction on a new sewer line south of Interstate 70 in Patapsco Valley State Park. The project, which will take a year to complete, will cost $10,967,777. It is two percent finished.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Powder Mill Relief Sewer

Baltimore County is investing $4,627,585 to improve the sewer system from Liberty Road to Gwynndale Avenue. Work began in September and is about five percent complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Project on Louisiana Avenue

In November, Baltimore County started the installation of 2,850 feet of new water line on Louisiana Avenue from Annapolis Road to Baltimore Street. The line will replace an old cast-iron pipe. The project, expected to cost $700,000, will be completed in the spring.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

River Road Bridge Reconstruction

River Road Bridge (Bridge B-0184) was severely damaged during the May 2018 flood that hit Baltimore and Howard counties. River Road was immediately closed to traffic and contractors then demolished the remaining structure in the weeks following the storm. The Department of Public Works planned a replacement bridge. Construction began in July and should be completed in early 2020. The estimated cost is $1.8 million.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Louisiana Avenue

Baltimore County is adding curbs and gutters along both sides of Louisiana Avenue in English Consul from Washington Street to Baltimore Street. The work is expected to begin following water utility work that will begin in the fall and take three to four months to complete.

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 variances are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

There are no Administrative Variances pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning calendar for changes in District 1.

Development Meetings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee and Hearing Officers Hearings. These meetings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and 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 Management Calendar for changes in District 1.

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 subject to change.

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

Zoning Hearings—4102 Benson Avenue
Date and Time: Thursday, January 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2019-0544-A
Property Location: Northwest side of Benson Avenue, southwest of Rome Road
Legal Owners: 2R Properties, LLC
Variance for a side setback of 10 feet lieu of the required 30 feet. Per Section 255.1 and 238.2 for a rear setback of 10 feet in lieu of the required 30 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—6120 Rich Avenue Lot 35 Rescheduled
Date and Time: Friday, January 31, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2019-0517-SPHA
Property Location: North side of Rich Avenue, east of Cummings Avenue
Legal Owners: Yonghui Yang, Guizhi Liang
Special Hearing to confirm that a lot merger has not occurred with the adjacent vacant parcel at 6122 Rich Avenue (Lot 34).
Variance to permit an existing dwelling with a lot width of 50 feet in lieu of the minimum required 55 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—Rich Avenue Rescheduled
Date and Time: Friday, January 31, 11 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2019-0518-A
Property Location: North side of Rich Avenue, east of Cummings Avenue
Legal Owners: Yonghui Yang, Guizhi Liang
Variance to permit a proposed dwelling with a lot width of 50 feet in lieu of the required minimum of 55 feet.
Hearing Location: Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 205, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised January 14, 2020         

 

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