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May 15, 2021 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030 Kick-Off
  4. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  5. Community and Business Association Registry Updates
  6. Joppa Road Bridge Closure
  7. Water Line Replacement in Towson
  8. Towson Improvements
  9. Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project
  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 5

Planning Board Meetings

The board will meet virtually as follows:

  • Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m.

Please check the Planning Board page for links to the meetings, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agendas and any last-minute schedule changes.

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

Baltimore County Master Plan 2030 Kick-Off

Save the date! The Department of Planning will meet virtually to focus on Council Districts 5, 6 and 7 on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Department of Planning for a series of Master Plan 2030 kick-off meetings in May. The meetings will be virtual and information for accessing the live meetings will be posted on the website in the coming days. In order to respond to community input, we are holding three meetings—focused on communities located in western, northern, and eastern Baltimore County.

Information: Browse the Master Plan 2030 website or contact the Department of Planning at masterplan@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Baltimore County Master Plan 2030

Baltimore County’s Master Plan 2030 provides the vision and strategies for growth over the next 10 years into a modern, 21st century county. We invite you to be a visionary. Visit the Master Plan website and join to stay informed and find out how you can bring your ideas to the table about growth, development and conservation.

Information: Browse the Master Plan 2030 website or contact the Department of Planning at masterplan@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Community and Business Association Registry Updates

The Department of Planning is requesting community and business associations confirm their information on file with the department is up to date. The department maintains a list of community and business associations, which is used to notify the association presidents of Community Input Meetings and other forums to discuss development proposals, and to notify them of upcoming planning studies and events. Please visit the webpage to confirm your association is listed, remove a listing, register your association or revise an existing registration.

Information: Browse the Community and Business Associations page, or contact Louise Nelson at 410-887-3480 or lnelson@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Joppa Road Bridge Closure

Baltimore County closed a small bridge on East Joppa Road over Honeygo Run on January 21 in order to make emergency repairs. The bridge (Bridge B-0545), located between Snyder Lane and Honeygo Boulevard, will remain closed for several months to permit restoration. During the closure, during which activity will be intermittent, traffic will be detoured to Ebenezer Road and Honeygo Boulevard, but access to Honeygo Elementary School will be open. The Joppa Road Bridge, built in the 1920s and widened in the 1940s, is a two-lane span. Its construction is concrete slab; its length is 16 feet.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works and Transportation and Transportation at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Line Replacement in Towson

Baltimore County is replacing 1,800 feet of old cast-iron water main in Fairmount Avenue between York and Bosley Roads with a new 24-inch diameter line. The work includes the installation of a new valve and is 95 percent complete. The project, which will cost $2.4 million, is expected to be finished in the spring.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works and Transportation and Transportation at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Towson Improvements

In cooperation with the Towson Row development, the Department of Public Works and Transportation and Transportation is improving sidewalks on Chesapeake Avenue between Washington Avenue and York Road. The majority of construction on the north and south sides is complete. The remaining work includes the access to the future Whole Foods store on the south side of Chesapeake Avenue, plus the first block off of Washington Avenue on the north side. This will be completed in the summer.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works and Transportation and Transportation at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project

The Department of Public Works and Transportation and Transportation is addressing storm water concerns in the Stoneleigh-Anneslie community and updating the century-old drainage system. Baltimore County earmarked $1 million for the project in 2018. A system was designed in 2019 and the County's contractor began work in February 2020. Work is ongoing and is about 78 percent finished. The storm drain on Wardman Road is finished and completion is expected by fall. Construction hours, traffic changes, temporary water shut-offs and parking impacts are being announced as the job progresses.

Information: Email the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Storm Water Division, 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 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 5.

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 subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—GBMC Sandra R. Bergman Pavilion
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
Property Location: 6701 Charles Street
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
DRC Number: 051821C
PAI Number: 09-0543
Tracking Number: DRC-2021-00070
Request: The request is pursuant to Baltimore County Code, Section 32-4-106(b)(2) to amend the previously approved development plan.
Information: Contact Lloyd T. Moxley at lmoxley@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3321.

Development Review Committee—Dunkin, 7924 Belair Road
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 25, 1 to 2 p.m.
Property Location: 7924 Belair Road
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
DRC Number: 052521A
Tracking Number: DRC-2021-00076
Request: The request is pursuant to Baltimore County Code, Section 32-4-106(b)(8) to allow a minor development.
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 of Baltimore County. These hearings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and are subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—8858 Waltham Woods Road
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2021-0044-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast side of Perring Parkway, south corner of Perring Parkway and Waltham Woods Road
Legal Owners: North Plaza I, LLC, North Plaza II, LLC, North Plaza III, LLC
Special Hearing:

  • To allow a freestanding enterprise sign for a pad site (Sign 1C and 4F);
  • To allow the name of the shopping center only on the side of the freestanding joint identification signs (Signs A, B1, B2, B3, B4).

Variance:

  • Section 450.4 (Table of Sign Regulations), From 7(b) to allow four freestanding joint identification signs on Waltham Woods Road with sign areas or faces of 265, 150, 43 and 43 feet (Signs A, B1, B2, B3) and height of 35 feet (Sign A only) in lieu of the one permitted freestanding sign with a total sign area or face of 150 square feet and height of 25 feet;
  • From 7(b) to allow freestanding joint identification signs to display a maximum of eight lines of text for names of tenants (Sign A only) with a sign copy a minimum of three inches in height in lieu of the permitted five lines of text and required eight inches in height (Signs A, B1, B2, B3 and B4);
  • From 7(a) to allow a joint identification sign on a parapet wall facing Satyr Hill Road and a wall-mounted joint identification sign on a parapet wall facing East Joppa Road, two roads which the property does not have frontage (Signs D1, D2);
  • From 3 to allow a freestanding directional sign with a sign area or face of 15 square feet and a maximum height of seven feet in lieu of the permitted eight square feet and six feet in height (Sign E) and to allow company names or logos to occupy more than 30 percent of the total sign area (Signs E and F);
  • From 5(d) to allow wall-mounted enterprise signs on a building facade of a multi-tenant building without separate exterior customer entrances (Signs 5B, 10A);
  • From 5(d) to allow wall-mounted enterprise signs on a building facade of a multi-tenant building that exceed two times the length of the wall containing the exterior entrance and defining the space occupied by the tenant to which the signs are affixed (Signs 8, 8B, 10,17, 20, 22, 25, 28-28A,31,32);
  • From 5(d) to allow a wall-mounted enterprise sign on a facade of a building that does not define the space occupied by the commercial entity (Signs 9B and 10A);
  • From 3(a) to allow freestanding directional signs eight feet and seven feet in height in lieu of the permitted six feet (Signs H1 and H2) and to allow a wall-mounted directional sign with a sign area face of 30 square feet in lieu of the permitted eight square feet (Sign H3);
  • From 5(a) to allow a total of five wall-mounted enterprise signs on a single tenant building with no more than two signs on a single facade in lieu of the three signs permitted with no more than two on each facade (Signs 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E).

To call in to the hearing, dial U.S. toll: 1-415-655-0001, Access Code: 160 834 7253.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—11109 Towood Road
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 19, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2021-0061-SPHA
Property Location: Southeast side of Towood Road, southwest of Cedar Lane
Legal Owners: Brian and Rana Knapp
Special Hearing to allow a proposed addition to be used as an accessory apartment (in-law apartment).
Variance to permit a side yard addition with a side setback of 37 feet in lieu of the required 50 feet.
To call in to the hearing, dial U.S. toll: 1-415-655-0001, Access Code: 160 831 8630.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised May 14, 2021         

 

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