Category Archives: Loch Raven

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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Honoring our 2014 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

In 2011, I started a new tradition:  recognizing outstanding residents of the Fifth District as Citizens of the Year.  This year, I am pleased to acknowledge eight volunteers who have contributed much to our community. In Perry Hall, we are … 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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Redistricting Alters Fifth District in December

With the inauguration of the new Baltimore County Council in December, the redistricting map will finally take effect that was passed more than three years ago. The new Fifth District still stretches from Charles Street in the west to Harford … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking for Ridgely Manor Park

I was delighted to attend the groundbreaking for Ridgely Manor Park, the first new park along the Loch Raven Boulevard corridor in a half-century. The two-acre park will be located on land reclaimed as part of a settlement between the Hess … Continue reading

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Renovations Planned for Parkville Library

The Parkville library will be closed in April and May for a major renovation.  The $276,000 project involves new carpeting, painting of walls, and improvements to the shelving system. During this period, customers will need to use nearby libraries such … Continue reading

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Bike Parking Requirements Should Extend to Loch Raven, Perry Hall

This summer, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation that established bike parking requirements for Downtown Towson. I have now introduced legislation that would extend these requirements to new construction in the Loch Raven and Perry Hall revitalization districts, and in … Continue reading

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Loch Raven Library Restored to Full Service

I was very happy to join other elected officials and community leaders at the recent announcement that all Baltimore County public libraries will now have Sunday hours.   Every branch in Baltimore County will now be open on Sunday afternoons from … Continue reading

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16 Miles of Roads to be Resurfaced in Fifth District

Even though the state government has sharply cut the road funding it provides to Baltimore County and other jurisdictions, I am pleased that resources have been found to repair our local streets.  Over the next two years, Baltimore County will … Continue reading

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Improving the Loch Raven Revitalization District

I have introduced legislation that would restructure the existing Loch Raven commercial revitalization district and tighten the design standards for new construction in this area. Under the proposed legislation, the Loch Raven district would shrink in the east so that county … Continue reading

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