Business, Health, Politics

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 …


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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 …

Councilman Marks to recommend downzoning 96 acres in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD— Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that he will recommend downzoning 96 acres in eastern Perry Hall to limit infill development. The 96 acres stretches from the Forge Acres neighborhood east to Interstate-95. It is presently zoned for two homes per acre, and would change to one house per acre. “Residents have constantly told me …

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 …

Councilman Marks to recommend downzoning 12 acres in Carney

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that he would recommend the downzoning of nearly 12 acres of largely undeveloped land near the intersection of Harford Road and Northwind Road in Carney. Issue 5-034, raised by the Planning Board, includes 3.5 acres of property currently zoned for 3.5 homes per acre. Issue 5-038, also raised by the Planning …