PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that he would oppose the construction of four-story condominiums at the intersection of Belair Road and Honeygo Boulevard. This corner was zoned for commercial development in 2000.
A shopping center was approved before Marks was elected to the County Council. The developer was seeking a change to allow for the senior housing.
“I strongly support more senior housing in northeastern Baltimore County. About 25 percent of our population is senior; put another way, there are more seniors than school-age children in Baltimore County,” Councilman Marks said. “Still, I will not support the construction of four-story buildings at this location in Perry Hall, a gateway to our community.”
“I would like to thank Councilman Marks for listening to our community,” said Jason Walsh, president of the Forge Reserve Homeowners Association.
Marks credited Walsh and Tom Castello, the association vice president, for their productive and cordial discussions while this issue was resolved.