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Councilman Marks to propose preserving wooded property near Perring Parkway

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will recommend downzoning seven acres of the unused alignment of Perring Parkway to Neighborhood Commons, or open space, zoning.

The rezoning will prevent any development in a wooded area that stretches from Waltham Woods Road to near Proctor Lane. Homes along Covered Bridge Road back up to the alignment.

“This land is owned by the Maryland State Highway Administration. It is a remnant of the Perring Parkway project, when that highway was envisioned to extend further north beyond Cub Hill,” Councilman Marks explained. “Downzoning the land prevents the state from selling it off for development.”

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Councilman Marks authored the legislation that created Neighborhood Commons zoning in 2012. Since that time, he has applied the designation to thousands of acres in his district.

The Planning Board will consider all 79 rezoning issues in the Fifth District at a public hearing at Perry Hall High School on Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Perry Hall High School (4601 Ebenezer Road).

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