Category Archives: Design Review Panel

Councilman Marks’ Blog

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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Legislation Would Require Design Review in Anneslie, Rodgers Forge Commercial Area

At the January 3rd meeting of the Baltimore County Council, I will introduce a resolution that requires new construction in the commercial area of Rodgers Forge and Anneslie to be evaluated by the Design Review Panel.  The area will extend along York … Continue reading

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Overlay District Will Establish Metrics for Towson Development

On August 1st, the Baltimore County Council is expected to consider my legislation that would establish a Downtown Towson zoning district.   The legislation represents the culmination of 18 months of work as we look to shape and improve development standards in … Continue reading

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Improving the Design of Residences in Downtown Towson

On February 2nd, I will introduce legislation that requires new residential development in Downtown Towson to be considered by the Baltimore County Design Review Panel.  Currently, only commercial projects are reviewed by this board, which includes professional engineers and architects. … Continue reading

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New Street Banners Coming to Downtown Perry Hall

One of my priorities as Baltimore County Councilman has been to improve and support Downtown Perry Hall, the area centered on Belair, Ebenezer, and Joppa Roads.   In 2011, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation that created the Perry Hall commercial … Continue reading

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New Downtown Design Standards Will Protect Adjacent Neighborhoods

One of my priorities has been to improve the look and vitality of Perry Hall’s commercial district, which is centered on Joppa, Ebenezer, and Belair Roads.   In 2011, the County Council passed legislation that established a commercial revitalization district that … Continue reading

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Better Design Standards for Downtown Perry Hall

On Monday, July 2, I introduced legislation that will hopefully lead to better design standards for new construction in the Perry Hall commercial revitalization district.  This bill would subject new projects to the Baltimore County Design Review Panel, which evaluates projects in other areas … Continue reading

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