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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. …


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Baltimore County announces rescheduled Comprehensive Zoning Map Process online meetings

TOWSON, MD—Due to the public gathering restrictions associated with the coronavirus, Baltimore County Planning Board’s CZMP 2020 public hearings were previously canceled. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 the Planning Board will live-stream a meeting summarizing the comments and materials that were submitted for issues in each Council District prior to April 10, 2020. Beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the Planning …


Baltimore County Planning Department launches Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020 public comment application

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Planning has launched a new application on its website to accept public comments on the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020 rezoning issues. The application includes an interactive map with information about each issue broken down by council district.  The application can be viewed by clicking here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions …

Planning Board member Hartman, Councilman Marks encourage input on rezoning issues

PERRY HALL, MD—With the cancellation of the Fifth District rezoning hearing, Planning Board member Paul Hartman and Councilman David Marks are encouraging the public to email them with any thoughts on rezoning issues that may otherwise have been discussed at the meeting. Planning Board member Hartman may be reached at czmp2020@baltimorecountymd.gov. Councilman Marks may be reached at dmarks@baltimorecountymd.gov. “We encourage …

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 …

Proposal for new homes in Middle River draws criticism

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Instead of a proposed new sports complex in Middle River, local residents could get something else entirely. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins’ Bill No. 52-19 to construct a new sports complex along Campbell Boulevard passed through the Baltimore County Council’s legislative session back in November. Now, however, it seems a proposal is on the table to build 82 single family …

Councilman Marks: Zoning allows apartments along Silver Spring Road; rezoning could change that

Editor’s note: The following is an op-ed piece by Councilman David Marks… By now, you have probably seen the many white signs along corridors in central and northeastern Baltimore County.  These signs advertise the Planning Board hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at 6 p.m. at Perry Hall High School.   The Planning Board reviews changes related to the Comprehensive Zoning Map …