Category Archives: rezoning

Councilman Marks’ Blog

Perry Hall’s First New School in a Quarter-Century Under Construction

On Monday, Baltimore County officials and community leaders will officially break ground on the new northeastern elementary school being constructed near Chapel and Joppa Roads. This will be the first new school in Perry Hall in a quarter-century. The 725-seat … 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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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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Oakleigh Road Development Should Be Scrapped

In October 2009, Baltimore County approved the development of a 22-unit housing development between Oakleigh Road and Perring Parkway.  The “Clearwood Park” project was approved based on the underlying zoning, despite objections from neighbors who criticized the development’s impact on traffic … Continue reading

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Rezoning Blocks Discount Store in Idlewylde

I am pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with the Idlewylde Community Association on two issues as part of the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, including one property that had once been proposed for a discount store. With the … Continue reading

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The Rezoning Process: How it Affects Future Development

If you live in the Fifth District, you may have received a letter in the mail about a zoning change.  Zoning determines what can be built on a property.  Every four years, the Baltimore County Council can rezone land, allowing … Continue reading

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Building Permits Plummet in Perry Hall After 2010

A report prepared by the Baltimore County Auditor’s office shows a steep decline in residential building permits that would impact schools in the Perry Hall area. The study notes that between 2000 and 2010, Baltimore County approved 2,073 residential building … Continue reading

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Two New Greenways in Perry Hall

One of my priorities over the past two years has been to preserve open space in our communities. During the 2012 rezoning process, at my request, the Baltimore County Council applied open space zoning to 54 acres in Towson, 47 … Continue reading

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2012 Was a Year for Preserving Green Space

During my second year on the Baltimore County Council, we passed several bills that will improve Baltimore County’s neighborhoods and help our families, including major reforms of the development process. But I am particularly proud of the work we are … Continue reading

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Chapel Road: A Unique Place in Perry Hall

Like hundreds of other families, we enjoyed the Perry Hall Apple Festival this weekend.   Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery and the Perry Hall Improvement Association deserve a lot of credit for sponsoring such a wonderful, family-friendly event. Chapel Hills Farm and … Continue reading

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