Ribbon-cutting held at Honeygo Elementary School [VIDEO]

Honeygo Elementary School Ribbon Cutting It’s official.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at Honeygo Elementary School, the area’s first new school in over 25 years.

Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke was joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Councilman David Marks, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, BCPS Board Member Julie Henn, and many other elected officials.

“Congratulations to the students, educators, and staff, and thank you to all who made this possible,” said Councilman Marks.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

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Two additional schools will open in the northeast in the next several years, and money has also been allocated to plan for high schools.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Ribbon-cutting to be held for new Honeygo Elementary School

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsUPDATE: View video from the ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

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Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke will be joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to officially “cut the ribbon” on Baltimore County’s newest elementary school.

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The ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

The new school building offers a design that is unique to BCPS, with two main sections connected by a middle suite of offices and hallways.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Developer drops plans for Joppa Road child care center

News AlertThe developer of a planned child care center has backed off of the proposal.

Councilman David Marks, who strongly opposed the plan, released the following statement on Wednesday morning:

“I have just been informed that the developer of the proposed day care center at Joppa Road and Kahl Avenue has dropped plans for the project. There will be no hearing on September 25th (2019-0025-XA).

“I would like to thank all those who expressed their opinion about this proposal. I agreed that this was an inappropriate location, and I have encouraged the developer to look elsewhere.

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“The zoning here is DR 1H, or one house per acre, which is as low as allowed for residential development. I initiated the downzoning here in 2016.”

The proposal, submitted on behalf of Joppa Road Daycare LLC, included 56 parking spaces , with 24-foot entrances off of Kahl Avenue and Joppa Road.


Councilman Marks: “No Stopping Anytime” signs to be installed near Honeygo Elementary School

No Stopping Any TimeBaltimore County will install “No Stopping Anytime” signs on both signs of Joppa Road in the vicinity of Honeygo Elementary School.

The signs will be erected within the month on the north side of Joppa Road from across Ryan’s Way to across Kahl Avenue, and on the south side of Joppa Road from Kahl Avenue to the edge of the newer development across from Honeygo Elementary School.

“We will continue to monitor the parking situation in this area, and I will consult with neighbors if we need to make any modifications,” said Councilman David Marks.

Councilman Marks strongly opposes child care center near Joppa Road and Honeygo Elementary School

David MarksUPDATE: The developer has dropped plans for the proposed child care center – details here.

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Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday his strong opposition to a 10,000-square foot child care center proposed on East Joppa Road near the new Honeygo Elementary School.

The proposal, submitted on behalf of Joppa Road Daycare LLC, includes 56 parking spaces , with 24-foot entrances off Kahl Avenue and Joppa Road. The site is at 4805 East Joppa Road, as the road slopes downward toward Honeygo Elementary School.

Councilman Marks downzoned the property to its lowest residential development level, DR 1, in 2016. That level allows for one house per acre. The developer is seeking a special exception that allows for more intense development.

“I downzoned this property in 2016 specifically because of the delicate traffic situation near Honeygo Elementary School,” Councilman Marks said. “In fact, we downzoned almost all the property west of Honeygo Boulevard to either open space or one house per acre. This proposal, submitted with no notice to my office or surrounding community organizations, ignores the spirit of my zoning change. It is out of character with the surrounding neighborhood and will worsen traffic, particularly since parents will be picking up or dropping kids around the same time as Honeygo Elementary School.”

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

“The county charter precludes me as a legislator from testifying in an executive branch hearing,” Councilman Marks concluded. ” I want residents to know that I wholeheartedly oppose this change and hope residents make their opinion known, one way or the other.”

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