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July 1, 2021 – Council District 6

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Design Review Panel Meeting
  4. Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Meeting
  5. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  6. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  7. Arbutus Sustainable Community Designation
  8. Parkville: East Branch Herring Run Relief Sewer
  9. Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson
  10. Essex Structural Sewer Rehabilitation
  11. Belair Road Water Line Replacement
  12. Hyde Park Pumping Station
  13. Brien Run Sewer Rehabilitation
  14. Bauernschmidt Manor Pumping Station
  15. Harewood Park Sewer Pumping Station
  16. Mohrs Lane Bridge
  17. Administrative Variances
  18. Development Meetings
  19. 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 6

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.

Design Review Panel Meeting

The panel will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 14, at 6 p.m. through Webex. Please check the Design Review Panel page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Contact Jenifer Nugent by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at jnugent@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Meeting

The advisory board will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. through Webex. Please check the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Contact Megan Benjamin or Joe Wiley by phone at 410-887-3480 or by email at landpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 8, at 6 p.m. through Webex. Please check the Landmarks Preservation Commission page for a link to the meeting, information on participating in the virtual meeting, the meeting agenda and any last-minute schedule changes.

Information: Contact Taylor Bensley by phone at 410-887-3495 or by email at histpres@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.

Parkville: East Branch Herring Run Relief Sewer

The Herring Run Relief Sewer, begun in February 2020, will take two years to complete. It’s now 35 percent complete. The project consists of more than 11,000 feet of new pipe and 28 manholes. Work will be done on Taylor Avenue, Wendover Avenue, Birmingham Avenue, Aiken Avenue, Oakleigh Road, Darlington Drive and Queen Anne Drive.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at 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 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.

Essex Structural Sewer Rehabilitation

Baltimore County is investing $4.4 million into structurally rehabilitating sewer lines in Essex in the area of Eastern Boulevard, Mace Avenue and Riverside Drive. The County’s contractor will line almost 15 miles of sewer pipe (eight-, 12-, 15- and 18-inch diameter conduits) during the next year. The project is about 15 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Belair Road Water Line Replacement

Baltimore County is replacing 5,200 feet of water line on Belair Road between the City line and Fowler Avenue. This $6.5 million project, which is 35 percent complete, is expected to be finished in early 2022. The old 12-inch cast-iron line, which dates back to 1923, was prone to breaking. It will be replaced with a 24-inch diameter line that should improve reliability, system hydraulics and fire protection along the Belair Road corridor. Construction will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Ingress and egress will be coordinated and provided to all property owners within the project limits.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Hyde Park Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is improving the Hyde Park Sewage Pumping Station located near Back River and Muddy Gut. The improvements will cost $2,669,230 and will be finished this year. Work began in January 2020 and is 97 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Brien Run Sewer Rehabilitation

Public Works is rehabilitating sewer lines in the Brien Run area south of Pulaski Highway. The project, anticipated to cost $7 million, began in March 2020 and is 90 percent finished.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Bauernschmidt Manor Pumping Station

Upgrades to the Bauernschmidt Manor Sewage Pumping Station began in July 2019 and were expected to be finished during the summer of 2020. The project will cost $2,137,554 and is 95 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Harewood Park Sewer Pumping Station

Baltimore County is renovating the Harewood Park Sewer Pumping Station at 12901 Princeton Road in Chase. Work on the $3.3 million project, which is 96 percent complete, began in July 2018.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Mohrs Lane Bridge

The Mohrs Lane Bridge (Bridge B-0143) over the CSX Railroad, north of Pulaski Highway, was closed in 2007 because of structural deterioration. Demolition was completed by CSX in 2011 at no cost to Baltimore County, which assumed ownership and plans to rebuild the span. A new bridge is currently being designed with construction scheduled to begin by 2023. Negotiations with CSX have added to the length of the project. This bridge will be part of the future Campbell Boulevard Corridor.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction 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 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 6.

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—9115 Pulaski Highway
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Property Location: 9115 Pulaski Highway
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
DRC Number: 070621F
Tracking Number: DRC-2021-00095
Request: The request is pursuant to Baltimore County Code, Section 32-4-106(b)(8) to allow a minor development not to exceed three lots.
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 the Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or call Zoning Review at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—11606 Eastern Boulevard
Date and Time: Thursday, July 8, 10 a.m. to Noon
Case Number: 2021-0149-SPHA
Property Location: Northwest side of Eastern Avenue, southwest of Earles Road
Legal Owners: G4 Enterprises, LLC
Special Hearing:

  • To permit a modified parking plan;
  • To approve nonconforming improvements (building) as located on the property and shown on the site plan.

Variance:

  • To permit an existing one-story office building with a proposed two-story addition with a side yard setback of five feet in lieu of the required 50 feet;
  • Baltimore County Zoning Regulations (BCZR) 255.2, to permit an existing office storage building with a side yard setback of four feet in lieu of the required 50 feet;
  • BCZR 255.1, to permit a proposed side or rear setback for a building addition of 10 feet in lieu of the required 30 feet;
  • BCZR 225.1, to permit an existing building with a side or rear yard setback of 25 feet in lieu of the required 30 feet;
  • BCZR 409.8, as an alternative to the Special Hearing, to permit a parking lot without spaces not being striped, a surface not durable and dustless and not meeting landscaping requirements.

To call in to the hearing, dial U.S. toll: 1-415-655-0001, Access Code: 172 720 3257.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Zoning Hearings—3423 Eastern Boulevard 
Date and Time: Friday, July 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2021-0146-SPHA
Property Location: East side of Eastern Boulevard, southwest of Carroll Island Road
Legal Owners: McDonald's Corporation
Special Hearing:

  • To permit 79 parking spaces in lieu of the required 94 parking spaces;
  • Baltimore County Zoning Regulations 450.4 Attachment 1, 5(f)(VI), to permit four order boards in lieu of the permitted two order boards.

Variance to amend the parking variance previously granted in Case Number 1989-0427-A.
To call in to the hearing, dial U.S. toll: 1-415-655-0001, Access Code: 172 562 6600.
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

 
Revised June 30, 2021         

 

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