Carney, Parkville, and Loch Raven

As a community leader, David Marks led the fight to protect historic properties such as the Loch Raven Elementary School and Long Island Farm in the Cromwell Valley, so he understands the importance of communities across the middle section of the Fifth District.  As County Councilman, David Marks has worked to improve these neighborhoods, from the rowhomes of Loch Raven Village to the hilly neighborhoods of the Cromwell Valley.

Controlling Growth and Preserving Open Space

  • Councilman Marks initiated a historic downzoning of land to preserve the beauty of Carney, Cub Hill, and the Cromwell Valley. READ MORE >>
  • Established more than 50 acres of open space zoning in this area of northeastern Baltimore County, permanently protecting this green space from future growth.
  • Championed the construction of Ridgely Manor Park, the first new park along the Loch Raven Boulevard corridor in a half-century. READ MORE >>
  • Sponsored legislation that limits panhandle building lots in Carney, Cub Hill, and Parkville. READ MORE >>
  • Blocked apartment buildings from being built near Northwind Road. READ MORE >>
  • Sponsored legislation that will support the continued operation of the iconic snowball stand at Joppa and Magledt Roads. READ MORE >>
  • Supported a $3.3 million restoration of the Jennifer Run in Carney. READ MORE >>

Improving Roads

  • Brokered an agreement that will lead to the reconstruction of the Harford/Joppa Road intersection, one of the most congested in Baltimore County. READ MORE >>
  • Worked with other elected officials to improve safety at the Bender-Vogel development near Harford Road and Placid Avenue. READ MORE >>
  • Supported funding for road resurfacing throughout Carney, Parkville, and Loch Raven, including much of Ridgeleigh; the streets off Northwind Road; Second Avenue near Harford Road; and parts of Loch Raven Village.

Building Better Schools and Libraries

  • Secured funding to air condition Carney, Oakleigh, and Pleasant Plains Elementary Schools, build a 200-seat addition at Pine Grove Middle School, and fund more than $19 million in improvements to Parkville Middle School, Pine Grove Elementary School, and the White Oak School. READ MORE >>
  • Successfully advocated to restore full-service status to the Loch Raven public library. READ MORE >>

Strengthening Neighborhoods

  • Brought together neighborhoods along the Loch Raven Boulevard lochravensignscorridor to resurrect the Loch Raven Community Council. READ MORE >>
  • Championed the redevelopment of the derelict Raytheon site on East Joppa Road, authoring legislation that will lead to an attractive, tree-lined project that mimics nearby Loch Raven Village. READ MORE >>
  • Helped broker an agreement on the proposed Sonic restaurant on Joppa Road to increase the tree canopy, improve landscaping, and better shield the Ridgely Manor neighborhood. READ MORE >>
  • Led the fight to preserve the historic Loch Raven Elementary School. READ MORE >>
  • Secured funding to exterminate rats in eight neighborhoods in Towson and the Loch Raven Boulevard corridor. READ MORE >>
  • Sponsored legislation to require better design standards along the cluttered Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard corridors. READ MORE
  • Downzoned the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery to limit future development, and sponsored legislation that requires notification and reimbursement if the cemetery is sold for development. READ MORE >>