Business, Politics

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 of a five-acre wooded acre that begins on Darleigh Road and extends along a wooded ravine to Cottington Road. Developing this area would not only destroy a beautiful area near the condominiums, but impact single-family homes along Cottington Road.

“I told the residents that I will support preserving this beautiful, undeveloped area as open space by applying the Neighborhood Commons zoning to all five acres,” said Councilman Marks. “This means that the ravine and a wooded area near Darleigh Road will be protected from development.”

Because the area was part of a zoning issue, Councilman Marks can recommend that the existing zoning be changed–and because it is owned by the homeowners association, the land can be designated Neighborhood Commons.

The Baltimore County Council will vote on the rezoning maps in August.

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