Category Archives: Downtown Towson

Councilman Marks’ Blog

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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Expand the Social Host Pilot Program To Northern Towson, Rodgers Forge

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and I will introduce legislation at the January 17th Council meeting that expands the social host pilot program, a year-old initiative that targets renter behavior in areas near universities and with high concentrations of student renters. The … 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 Safety in Greater Towson

Towson is a center for law, medicine, higher education and government, with strong neighborhoods and a bright future.   Its residents, business owners, and visitors expect a safe community. Since 2010, our office has worked with the County Executive and the … Continue reading

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With Radebaugh Property, Seven New Parks in Our District

Friday’s announcement that Baltimore County will purchase part of the Radebaugh property is terrific news for the Towson community.  Our office had been working with the County Executive’s office on this project for several months. Once the property is “greened,” it will provide … Continue reading

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New Towson Mews Proposal Adds Open Space

On Monday, March 16, the Baltimore County Council passed an amended Planned Unit Development resolution for Towson Mews, a residential development proposed near Historic East Towson. I am very pleased we were able to accommodate many concerns from residents of … Continue reading

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Increasing Open Space in our Communities

Over the past 20 years, I have worked very hard to expand and improve the open space in our communities.  As President of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, I worked with other leaders to protect the land that subsequently became Indian … 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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Parking Changes Should Require County Council Input

This month, I introduced legislation that would require County Council input before parking meter changes are implemented in Baltimore County. The bill is partially a response to changes that occurred earlier this year, when parking rates were modified throughout Downtown … Continue reading

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My Thanks to the Voters of Baltimore County

I would like to thank the voters of Baltimore County’s Fifth Councilmanic District for their support in the November general election.  I am honored to have received more than 98 percent of the votes cast for this office. I would … Continue reading

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