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July 15, 2021 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  4. Arbutus Sustainable Community Designation
  5. Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson
  6. Joppa Road Bridge Closure
  7. Towson Improvements
  8. Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project
  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 5

Planning Board Meetings

The board will meet virtually as follows:

  • Thursday, July 15, 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

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.

Over the summer months, Department of Planning staff will be meeting with communities to inform them about the plan and ask for input about how they see their community, and the County, growing in the next 10 years. Please be sure to check the calendar on the Master Plan website to check for meetings in your area.

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

Arbutus Sustainable Community Designation

The proposed Arbutus Sustainable Community (SC) designation will aim at targeting public and private resources for multiple State agency investments and prioritizations. The proposed Arbutus SC boundary is focused on the Arbutus commercial core and its connections to University of Maryland Baltimore County and the surrounding residential community.

The Department of Planning has submitted the application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the application is under review. Once approved, the status of the application will be posted. The Baltimore County Council voted on the resolution (Bill 66-21) at the May 27 meeting.

Information: Browse the Sustainable Arbutus Area Plan or contact Josephine Selvakumar at 410-887-3480 or jselvakumar@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) began an extensive sewer relining project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson in May. It’s now five percent complete. More than 12 miles of sanitary sewer pipe will be relined during the next year and a half. The project will cost about $5.8 million. Most of the work will be below ground with minimal impact to communities. However, with any project of this scale, there may be some traffic or parking issues, and occasional chemical odors. DPWT staff will issue periodic updates.

Information: Email engineering@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. Reopening is now expected in August.

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 before the end of the year.

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 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 79 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 Development Management 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.

There are no Development Meetings pending at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development Management calendar for changes in District 5.

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—9200 Smith Avenue
Date and Time: Monday, July 19, 10 to 11 a.m.
Case Number: 2021-0111-A
Property Location: Northeast side of Smith Avenue, South East of Satyr Hill Road
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
Legal Owners: Jennifer Moyer
Variance to permit a side yard dwelling addition, existing accessory garage, to be attached to dwelling with a side street setback of 22 feet in lieu of the required 40 feet.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—1117 Cold Spring Road
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2021-0128-A
Property Location: South side of Cold Spring Road 35 feet East of Burke Avenue
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
Legal Owners: Ronald Hogg and Linda Ware
Variance to approve a deck on the front of the house (water side) with side setbacks of nine feet and five feet in lieu of the required 50-foot setback and 37.5-foot open projection, respectively.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised July 14, 2021         

 

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