Business, Education, Politics

Councilman Marks introduces bill to look at Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will introduce legislation to update the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the statute designed to govern development in school districts. The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Councilmembers Izzy Patoka and Wade Kach, would establish a task force to look at changes to the APFO. The task force would include representatives from the Board of Education, …


Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to block development near Cottington Road and Silver Ridge

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he will block any development of the wooded area behind the Silver Ridge condominiums and Cottington Road in Perry Hall. The announcement comes after a meeting Councilman Marks held with more than 50 residents of the Silver Ridge condominiums on Wednesday night. Residents were concerned about the potential development …


Councilman Marks to downzone 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he will recommend downzoning 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall, limiting development in one of the most rural areas of the community. Councilman Marks will recommend downzoning 147 acres to either DR 1 (one house per acre) or RC 2 (Rural Conservation) for Perry Hall Manor and two other …

Councilman Marks to support downzoning area near Carney intersection

CARNEY, MD— Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he will recommend downzoning acreage off Joppa Road near Littlewood Road in Carney to limit infill development in the Cromwood-Coventry neighborhood. The Baltimore County Council is concluding the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, during which time the development potential of any property can be changed. Issue 5-049 includes 3.3 acres …

Councilman Marks to support downzoning 22 acres in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he will recommend the downzoning of 22 acres along East Joppa Road to limit future development along one of Perry Hall’s oldest routes. The zoning change affects an area stretching from Snyder Lane to Kilbride Road that is currently zoned for 5.5 homes per acre, a designation that allows for single-family …

Elected officials, community leaders share congratulatory videos for BCPS Class of 2020

TOWSON, MD—With virtual graduation ceremonies less than a week away, nearly two dozen elected officials and community leaders have congratulated the BCPS Class of 2020 by offering well wishes and words of wisdom through videos posted online. Now, the community can do the same. The #DearBCPSGrads campaign gives everyone the opportunity to offer congratulations and remarks by sharing videos or …

Bevins: Over 30 acres donated for new high school in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A new northeastern Baltimore County high school is one step closer to becoming a reality. At this week’s session of the Baltimore County Council, Council Chairperson Cathy Bevins announced that over 30 acres have been donated to the county for the development of the new school. The property, which is located along Ebenezer Road near Greenleigh at Crossroads, …

Councilman Marks votes for nearly $100 budget million in cuts over 2 years

TOWSON, MD—At Friday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks voted to cut $59 million from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Combined with his vote last year, Councilman Marks has supported cutting nearly $100 million from the budget over the past two years. “This year, I supported nearly $60 million in cuts to bring our county …