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Councilman Marks seeks pause on Gerst Farm development, will hold three community meetings

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that he would be seeking to pause development on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. “This morning, I informed the developer of the Gerst Farm project that I will not bring Resolution 80-20 forward for a vote on Tuesday. “As a resident of Perry Hall for 42 years and the longest-serving …


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Baltimore County Council lightens development on more than 557 acres of residentially-zoned land in Perry Hall, Carney

PERRY HALL, MD—With the adoption of the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Maps, the Baltimore County Council has downzoned more than 557 acres of land in the Fifth District, acting on recommendations from Councilman David Marks. Approximately 88 percent of residentially-zoned land considered by the Council was downzoned this year. By contrast, about 40 acres were increased in development intensity, and 30 …


Councilman Marks: PHIA distributes inaccurate development plan for Gerst Farm

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks criticized the Perry Hall Improvement Association for distributing inaccurate information about the Gerst Farm. In their email blast, the organization attached an old development plan that does not represent changes to the property. “As the former nine-term president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, it pains me to see this venerable organization distributing …

Councilman Marks to require additional community input, county review of Gerst Farm development

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he will require additional community input and more county review of the proposed development at Perry Hall’s Gerst Farm. Councilman Marks has worked for the past five months to reduce the size of the development and increase the amount of open space. Due to his efforts, 72 percent of the …

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …

Councilman Marks: more senior housing, less traditional development

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks: Today, more than 25 percent of Baltimore County’s population is estimated to include senior citizens. Put another way, there are more seniors than school-age children. The growth of our senior population is occurring throughout the United States, but especially in Baltimore County. Our housing, unfortunately, does not reflect that dynamic. …

Councilman Marks issues statement to address Gerst Farm concerns following town hall meeting

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks issued a statement on Friday evening to address concerns that arose following Thursday night’s public meeting on the future of the Gerst Farm property. So many people turned out for Thursday’s meeting that crowds spilled out into the hallways of the Hilton Garden Inn. At the meeting, developer Elm Street showed a plan for the 317-home …

Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to NottinghamMD.com: For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have …