Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to block 4-story condominiums in Perry Hall

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 …


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 …


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. …

Olszewski commits additional funds for eviction prevention

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—After significant response from residents applying for assistance from Phase One of Baltimore County’s Eviction Prevention Program, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has allocated an additional $1 million to support residents who are struggling to pay their rent and other housing-related expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding will supplement the County’s previous $1 million …

Councilman Marks: Baltimore County to implement impact fees for new developmemt

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County is set to enact the first-ever impact fee for new development. On July 1st, an impact fee will go into effect for commercial and residential construction to pay for improvements needed because of those projects. Impact fees have been implemented in almost all urbanized counties in Maryland for decades to help pay for new schools, roads, …

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 …