Councilman Marks’ Blog

End Review of the Towson Station Planned Unit Development

It is time to bring closure to the controversy over the development of the gasoline station at York Road and Bosley Avenue. I will introduce at the next County Council meeting a resolution that ends any further review of the gasoline station … Continue reading

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Task Force to Look at Future of Kingsville’s Mount Vista Park

Today, I am announcing the creation today of a task force to recommend future uses for Mount Vista Park and the Schmidt property in Kingsville. The 111-acre Mount Vista Park, formerly a golf course, was purchased by Baltimore County in … Continue reading

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Improving Towson’s Herring Run Watershed

Last week, I announced the creation of a task force to recommend improvements to the Herring Run green space in eastern Towson. The task force will be headed by David Riley, president of the Knollwood Association, and include representatives from neighborhoods closest to … Continue reading

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New Owners of Bosley Mansion Have Impeccable Preservation Credentials

I am delighted by the news that Marty Azola and Delbert Adams will be partnering on a plan to adaptively reuse the Bosley Mansion.   This development team commands enormous respect within the historic preservation community. As I noted last May, … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached on Joppa Road Sonic Restaurant

I am very pleased that an agreement has been reached between the developer of the proposed Sonic restaurant on Joppa Road and nearby community organizations. The restaurant is proposed for construction at 1631 East Joppa Road.  The agreement– between Community … Continue reading

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Requiring Notification of Garage Construction

How would you feel if you woke up one morning, and Baltimore County was suddenly building a multi-story parking garage next to your backyard? That is what happened to residents along Wildwood Road in Anneslie when Baltimore County authorized construction … Continue reading

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Budget Funds Infrastructure, Park Upgrades Throughout Fifth District

The proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget addresses numerous priorities in the Fifth District.  I am particularly pleased with the inclusion of funding to advance a new middle school, my top priority in the northeast, but there are numerous other improvements that … Continue reading

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New Middle School Funded in Northeastern Baltimore County

I am pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will include $7 million in funding to plan for a new northeastern middle school.  The proposed 1,500-seat school will be constructed at a site to be determined by the … Continue reading

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Artificial Turf Field to be Funded at Perry Hall High School

I am pleased to announce that funding for a new artificial turf field will be included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Baltimore County budget. Our office has advocated for this project since last spring, when we pulled together stakeholders … Continue reading

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Renovations Continue at Kingsville Park

This morning, I reviewed the progress of the renovations to Kingsville Park, a 23-acre park located at 11700 Franklinville Road in the far northeastern end of the Fifth District. We have been working with the Kingsville Recreation Council and the … Continue reading

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