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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 Board, includes 7.9 acres of land zoned for 3.5 homes per acre.

Councilman Marks will recommend downzoning the land to one home per acre.

The downzoning eliminates the potential for future development from about 40 homes to 11 homes, notwithstanding environmental limitations.

“The Cub Hill area is one of the most scenic and lightly-developed regions in northeastern Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. “Downzoning this acreage will lighten any future development in Cub Hill.”

Councilman Marks will make a recommendation on Issue 5-079, also in this area, by August.

In 2012 and 2016, Councilman Marks initiated the downzoning of a historic amount of acreage in the Fifth District to preserve open space and lighten development.

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