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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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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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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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New Northeastern Elementary School Moves Forward

For the past 15 years, I have worked to lighten overcrowding at schools throughout northeastern Baltimore County. Once I was elected to the County Council, our office reduced the development potential on more than 260 acres in northeastern Baltimore County. … Continue reading

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Building Developments with School-Age Children in Mind

Since my election, one of my priorities has been to reduce school overcrowding throughout the Fifth District. We are making progress. The county has invested more than $110 million in school projects, mostly to build more classrooms. In 2012, I … Continue reading

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Northeast Enrollment Review Kicks Off on October 8

I have tried to address school overcrowding for the past 15 years.  Upon my election to the County Council, we moved to lighten development by downzoning more than 260 acres in northeastern Baltimore County, where classrooms have been among the … Continue reading

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Several Pending Housing Projects Were Approved Over a Half-Decade Ago

During the recent Town Fair, I got several questions about the timing of new developments in Perry Hall.  Many developments take years from the time they are proposed to the time they get built. Several housing projects under construction in … Continue reading

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From Towson to Perry Hall, Action on School Overcrowding

The Fifth District that I represent stretches from Charles Street to the Harford County line.   In the Towson area, demographic changes over the past decade have led to severe school overcrowding. Older residents are moving out, and younger families are … Continue reading

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A Preview of Important Milestones in 2013

Over the past two years, our office has worked to improve communities throughout the Fifth District, from Towson to Perry Hall.   Some of these projects are big, such as the additions at Stoneleigh and Hampton Elementary School or air conditioning at … Continue reading

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More Public Notice for Zoning Hearings

Last night, the Baltimore County Council passed Bill 15-12, which extends the public notice period for a proposed variance or special exception, which can affect what is built in our neighborhoods.  The new time period is 20 days, as opposed … Continue reading

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