Business, Politics

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 …


Business, Politics

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 …

Councilman Marks recommends downzoning of 95 acres on Silver Spring Road

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday morning that he would recommend the downzoning of more than 95 acres along Silver Spring Road to limit future development along this older, heavily forested corridor. The actions occur as the Baltimore County Council concludes the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, during which period every land’s development potential can be modified. …

Olszewski announces legislation to allow Baltimore County to delay tax sale process amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—In light of the economic stress placed on households and businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that the administration is introducing a bill to allow Baltimore County to delay the tax sale process. “In the midst of this public health crisis, we continue to take unprecedented steps to support our residents,” …

Councilman Marks: No property tax increase in proposed budget

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… In April, County Executive Johnny Olszewski unveiled his Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan, which can be seen here. The budget proposal was shaped largely by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Baltimore County’s revenue has dropped by at least $40 million since the start of the shutdown. Since the budget …

St. John Properties achieves 70 LEED-certified buildings, including project at Greenleigh at Crossroads

BALTIMORE, MD—St. John Properties, Inc. has earned certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the 70th building in its national portfolio for achieving and surpassing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements. Since initiating its LEED program in 2009, St. John Properties has developed more than 4.4 million square feet of LEED Gold, Silver or Certified space. …