Councilman Marks acts to preserve wooded land near Joppa and Magledt Roads

Joppa RidgelyBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he would act to block intense development on wooded property near the intersection of Magledt Road and Joppa Road.

Councilman Marks will recommend that three acres of land between Oakdale and Oak Summit Avenues be rezoned from DR 5.5, which allows townhouses, to DR 1, or one house per acre. He will recommend that another nine acres of property owned by Baltimore County be downzoned from DR 1 to Neighborhood Commons, which blocks any development whatsoever.

If the Baltimore County Council acts on the Councilman’s recommendation on August 30th, the move would preserve one of the largest undeveloped tracts along the Joppa Road corridor in Carney.

“There is no need for intense development here, particularly when Carney Elementary School has crowded classrooms,” Councilman Marks commented.

“The Carney Improvement Association applauds this rezoning move, which will preserve a major undeveloped parcel at a busy intersection,” added CIA President Meg O’Hare.

In 2012, Councilman Marks downzoned the eastern corner of Magledt and Joppa Roads to prevent commercial development near the snowball stand.

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