A public meeting on proposed rezoning in northeastern Baltimore County will be held at Perry Hall High School later this month.
Every four years, the Baltimore County Council can rezone land, allowing for anything from agricultural use to major redevelopment.
County Councilman David Marks has initiated a sweeping review of zoning in the Fifth District.
On Facebook, Marks writes:
I am very concerned about school overcrowding, including at places like Perry Hall Middle School. Right now, hundreds of homes can still be built in the area served by Perry Hall Middle School, which already has 1,746 students and is expected to exceed its state-rated capacity by 200 students next year.
I also want to protect sensitive land along places like Cromwell Bridge Road, the ridge line in West Towson, Charles Street, and other undeveloped areas of the Fifth District. Many of our changes apply the Neighborhood Commons designation, which essentially creates open space zoning.
The public rezoning meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at Perry Hall High School, with sign-in at 5 p.m.