Category Archives: Perry Hall

Councilman Marks’ Blog

On Being Named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

This weekend, I was honored to be named a “Hero of the Green” by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, along with longtime GVC official Peggy Perry. This award recognizes outstanding leadership in preserving and improving the Gunpowder River Valley. I am humbled by … 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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Councilman Marks Provides Update on Joppa Road Closure, Plans for Pipe Replacement

I have remained in touch with officials from the Department of Public Works throughout the day as officials deal with a sinkhole and water main break near Joppa Road and Seven Courts Drive. Joppa Road will probably be closed for … Continue reading

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Citing School Overcrowding, Councilman Marks Initiates Largest Downzoning in Perry Hall History

This morning, I announced plans to downzone more than 1,268 acres in an effort to force action to address current overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School and future issues at Perry Hall High School. The move is believed to be … Continue reading

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Design Work Continues on New Honeygo Elementary School

One of my top priorities as County Councilman has been to push for new classroom space.  In the Perry Hall area, our office worked hard to secure funding for the new elementary school that will be built near Chapel and … Continue reading

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Angel Park Construction Gets Underway

After four years of planning, construction started today on Angel Park, an all-access playground and amphitheater that will be built next to the Perry Hall library. Volunteers helped raise more than $1 million for this project.  Working with Leathers & … Continue reading

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Rezoning Will Help Preserve Cromwell Valley, Perry Hall

The Cromwell Bridge Road corridor is one of the most scenic areas in Baltimore County.  Cromwell Valley Park and Loch Raven Reservoir are not only renowned for their natural beauty, but they bring visitors who frequent area restaurants and other … Continue reading

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No Planned Unit Development at the Gerst Farm

Yesterday, I informed the Perry Hall Improvement Association that I will block a Planned Unit Development at the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. A developer had proposed dozens of townhouses and single-family homes here, a massive increase over the current … Continue reading

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Animal Hospital Renovation Illustrates Importance of Revitalization District

In 2012, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation that created the Perry Hall commercial revitalization district, an area centered at Belair, Ebenezer, and Joppa Roads.  Businesses in this area can qualify for incentives from Baltimore County, and  organizations can receive … Continue reading

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