Business, Education, Government

Councilman Marks strongly opposes child care center near Joppa Road and Honeygo Elementary School

UPDATE: The developer has dropped plans for the proposed child care center – details here. Original story below… —— Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday his strong opposition to a 10,000-square foot child care center proposed on East Joppa Road near the new Honeygo Elementary School. The proposal, submitted on behalf of Joppa Road Daycare LLC, includes 56 parking …


Business, Government

Bill to bring 150 jobs to Middle River passes County Council

A bill introduced by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins allowing 150 new manufacturing jobs to come to Middle River passed the Baltimore County Council with a unanimous vote at Monday’s Council Meeting. Bill 21-18 Zoning Regulations – Cold Rolling Mills, adds the definition of Cold Rolling Mills to the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations. Cold Rolling Mills produce thin sheets of metal often …


Baltimore County Council requires better notice of development hearings

At its meeting on Monday, March 5, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation that will improve the advertisement process for proposed zoning and development hearings. Current law requires notice of zoning hearings to be conspicuously posted on the property for a period of at least 20 days before the date of the hearing, and published in at least one newspaper …

Councilman Marks applauds legislation to preserve Hawks Hollow Farm

On Monday, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks that will preserve Hawks Hollow Farm, a longtime horse stable in Kingsville. For 21 years, Hawks Hollow Farm has given families the opportunity to ride horses and enjoy the countryside. Earlier this year, the farm faced thousands of dollars in legal fees when a Baltimore County inspector …

Citing school overcrowding, Councilman Marks recommends largest downzoning in Perry Hall history

Current Projections Show Perry Hall Middle at 2,048 Students by 2024 On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced plans to downzone more than 1,268 acres in an effort to force action to address current overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School and future issues at Perry Hall High School. The move is believed to be the largest downzoning in …

Councilman Marks to recommend 18 acres for open-space zoning near Gunpowder River

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that he would recommend that 18 acres of state-owned property along Interstate-95 near the Gunpowder River be zoned as Neighborhood Commons, or open space. The land straddles I-95 and bisects Forge Road and Bangert and Bush Streets. Councilman Marks will recommend that the residential land in this area be zoned DR 1H, …