Business, Police/Fire

With rezoning, Baltimore County Council creates new greenways in Carney, White Marsh

CARNEY, MD—At its meeting on August 25th, the Baltimore County Council approved rezoning requests by Councilman David Marks that will create two new greenways in the Fifth District. With Issue 5-059, the Baltimore County Council extended Neighborhood Commons zoning along 13 acres of Perry Hall Boulevard between White Marsh Boulevard and the police station. The land is owned by Baltimore …


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: Downzone property to protect Cromwell Bridge Road area

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday his support for downzoning a publicly-owned property that overlooks Cromwell Valley Park along Cromwell Valley Road. The 4.9-acre property stretches along the ridge and is currently zoned one house per acre. Coumcilman Marks will support Neighborhood Commons, or open space, zoning. The zoning issue is #5-074. Councilman Marks previously downzoned much …

Councilman Marks responds to Oakleigh Pet Cemetery rumors

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday responded to rumors that the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery is being rezoned for development. “This absurd comment, spread by some on social media, flies in the face of all we have done to protect the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery, which was in a state of neglect before my election to the County Council,” said …

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 …

Councilman Marks proposes 31-acre greenway along Perry Hall Boulevard

PERRY HALL, MD—As part of the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will propose that approximately 31 acres of publicly-owned property along Perry Hall Boulevard be downzoned to Neighborhood Commons, or open space zoning. The 31 acres, owned by the state and Baltimore County, is currently zoned a blend of RAE 1, DR 10.5, DR 5.5, and …

Councilman Marks to recommend 18 acres for open-space zoning near Gunpowder River

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that he would recommend that 18 acres of state-owned property along Interstate-95 near the Gunpowder River be zoned as Neighborhood Commons, or open space. The land straddles I-95 and bisects Forge Road and Bangert and Bush Streets. Councilman Marks will recommend that the residential land in this area be zoned DR 1H, …

Councilman Marks acts to preserve open space in northern Perry Hall

On Wednesday, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced that he will recommend downzoning a large area of northern Perry Hall to preserve open space and lighten the impact of future development on school overcrowding. 5-056 and 5-072 include 150 acres of land stretching from the Klausmier Road area east to Schroeder Avenue and Belair Road. Presently zoned for a blend …