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October 15, 2022 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Citizen Input Meeting for Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2024 to 2029 Formulation
  4. Security Square Mall Charrette/Design Process
  5. Rosedale Recreation Activity Center “RAC” Groundbreaking
  6. Ribbon Cutting for Baltimore County’s First Destination Playground
  7. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  8. Traffic Safety Project on Avondale Road, Carney
  9. Sewer Project Perry Hall Manor
  10. Water Project in Perry Hall
  11. Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson
  12. Development Meetings and 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 in the Jefferson Building Hearing Room, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 104, Towson, Maryland 21204 as follows:

  • Thursday, October 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 Taylor Bensley by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at tbensley@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Citizen Input Meeting for Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2024 to 2029 Formulation

Join the meeting on Thursday, October 20, at 5 p.m. in the Jefferson Building Hearing Room, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 104, Towson, Maryland 21204. The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a six-year plan authorizing the funding for capital improvements such as roads, sewers, parks and schools. The Citizen Input Meeting (CIM) is an in-person meeting scheduled for citizens to comment on your priorities for the upcoming years.

Anyone wishing to testify in-person for the CIM must use the sign-in sheets provided in the Jefferson Building lobby outside of Room 104 for citizens to address the Board (for themselves or as representatives of organizations or clients). These sheets will be posted approximately half an hour prior to the Board Meeting start time.

Information: Browse the Planning Board page or contact Jen Meacham by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at jmeacham@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Security Square Mall Charrette/Design Process

Join the workshops and sessions on Monday, October 17 through Wednesday, November 9. Times vary, so see the schedule on the website. In-person sessions will take place at the Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, 6901 Security Boulevard, Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244 and virtual meetings will take place through Webex.

Baltimore County will host a design charrette, a collaborative process that will engage Woodlawn-area residents and community leaders in reimagining the Security Square Mall area. The charrette will provide a forum for ideas and feedback, allowing everyone who participates to contribute as an author of the plan for the site. View the press release for more details.

Information: Browse the Reimagine Security Square website or contact the Department of Planning at securitysquaremall@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Rosedale Recreation Activity Center “RAC” Groundbreaking

The Department of Recreation and Parks will host a groundbreaking on Friday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. at McCormick Elementary School, 5101 Hazelwood Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21206, to celebrate the first new Recreation Activity Center “RAC” in Baltimore County. Special guests include County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Roslyn Johnson, Director of Recreation and Parks.

Ribbon Cutting for Baltimore County’s First Destination Playground

Join us for a ribbon cutting for Baltimore County’s first destination playground in partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, at Northwest Regional Park, Lyons Mill Road Entrance, 4515 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. This event will take place on Monday, October 17, at 10 a.m. with special guests County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Council Chair Julian Jones, Roslyn Johnson, Director, Department of Recreation and Parks, and Sashi Brown, President, Baltimore Ravens.

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.

Traffic Safety Project on Avondale Road, Carney

Beginning in early October, the Department of Public Works and Transportation will construct a traffic safety project for Avondale Road to control traffic speed. The project involves the construction of four standard speed bumps along the route from Joppa Road to the Baltimore Beltway overpass and a brick raised crosswalk in the vicinity of Second Avenue. The project will cost about $65,000 and should be finished in about three days.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Sewer Project Perry Hall Manor

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is connecting 104 homes in the Perry Hall Manor area in a long-term project to provide sewer service. In September, residents saw topographical and environmental surveyors gathering information for the design phase, which should begin later this year. The surveyor work will continue for at least another month. Construction is expected to begin in about two years and will take from one to one-and-a-half years to complete.

Information: Email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Water Project in Perry Hall

Baltimore County is replacing 4,000 feet of water line in parts of Seven Courts Drive, Proctor Lane and Gunview Road. Work began in late February and is about 80 percent complete. The contractor’s crews are currently making tie-ins. Contractors have replaced four- and 24-inch diameter prestressed concrete pipe with ductile-iron pipe. The project will cost $1.5 million. As the work progresses, residents will be kept informed by the contractor regarding temporary water shutoffs and parking changes needed to facilitate progress. Driving lanes disturbed by construction will be resurfaced upon completion of the project.

Information: Email engineering@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 79 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.

Development Meetings and Zoning Hearings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee and Hearing Officers Hearings.

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings of Baltimore County.

These meetings are virtual through Webex.

Please check the Development, Zoning Hearings and Meetings Calendar for links to the meetings, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agendas and any last-minute schedule changes.

For further information, please call the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections at 410-887-3391 or email paizoning@baltimorecountymd.gov. You may also contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at 410-887-3868.