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August 15, 2021 – Council District 7

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Baltimore County Master Plan 2030
  4. Essex Farmers’ Market
  5. St. Helena Water Main Project
  6. Gray Manor Sewershed Structural Rehabilitation
  7. Blenhurst Pumping Station
  8. Development Meetings
  9. 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 7

Planning Board Meetings

The board will meet virtually as follows:

  • No meetings scheduled for August.

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

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

Essex Farmers’ Market

Join the Eastern Baltimore County Task Force and Baltimore County at the new Farmers' Market in the heart of Essex on Fridays through October 15, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the parking lot behind 501-515 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, Maryland 21221. Purchase locally grown and produced products, and improve our local economy by supporting our farmers and other local vendors.

Information: Browse the Essex Farmers' Market website or contact Mark Landolina at 410-887-3480.

St. Helena Water Main Project

Baltimore County will begin replacing 13,600 feet of failing cast iron water pipe this fall on St. Helena Avenue (from the City Line to Dundalk Avenue) and in the area between Oak Avenue and Maple Avenue. The project will cost $5.5 million and will be completed by the fall of 2022.

Information: Email

Gray Manor Sewershed Structural Rehabilitation

Baltimore County contractors began an extensive rehabilitation of the Gray Manor Sewershed in mid-December. Crews will reline 37,369 feet of eight-inch and 36-inch sewer pipe in a project that is anticipated to take more than a year to complete. The project is 40 percent complete.

Information: Email

Blenhurst Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works and Transportation has been renovating the Blenhurst Sewage Pumping Station at 8345 Bletzer Road. The project is 94 percent complete and will cost $2,633,500.

Information: Email

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 are subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3321.

Development Plan Hearing—Sheltered Harbor II, Planned Unit Development Material Amendment
Date and Time: Thursday, August 26, 10 to 11 a.m.
Property Location: 8100 Stansbury Road
Meeting Location: Virtual Webex Meeting
PAI Number: 12-0141
Tracking Number: MAJ-2017-00002-A
Proposal: Eighty-nine single-family attached dwellings.
Webex Virtual Hearing: To speak during the hearing you must register at least two business days in advance by completing the online request form. You can join the meeting online or by phone.
Call 1-415-655-0001; Access Code 180 269 0962
For further information, contact Darryl D. Putty at or 410-887-3321.

Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings for Baltimore County. These hearings are up to date as of the publication of this newsletter and are subject to change.

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

There are no Zoning Hearings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning Calendar for changes in District 7.

Revised August 14, 2021         


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