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Councilman Marks: PHIA distributes inaccurate development plan for Gerst Farm

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks criticized the Perry Hall Improvement Association for distributing inaccurate information about the Gerst Farm. In their email blast, the organization attached an old development plan that does not represent changes to the property. “As the former nine-term president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, it pains me to see this venerable organization distributing …


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Councilman Marks to require additional community input, county review of Gerst Farm development

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he will require additional community input and more county review of the proposed development at Perry Hall’s Gerst Farm. Councilman Marks has worked for the past five months to reduce the size of the development and increase the amount of open space. Due to his efforts, 72 percent of the …


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. …

Councilman Marks moves to block commercial development on Ridge Road

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that he will move to block commercial development at Perry Hall Boulevard and Ridge and Gumspring Roads in the south Perry Hall area. Councilman Marks will oppose an expansion of commercial zoning from the old Siefert’s Florist property, now a marijuana dispensary, to the two acres at the corner of …

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 …