In May, the county put out a solicitation for the local landmark, which was built in 1775 and is the the namesake of the community.
Last month, Fifth District Councilman David Marks issued the following statement:
“The Perry Hall Mansion is a treasured historic landmark, the namesake for the community that developed in northeastern Baltimore County. I was president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association when the county bought the property to stabilize it and protect the land from development.
“I have come to the conclusion that public ownership of this property is not within the core mission of Baltimore County government. A private property-owner can better maintain this structure, following the strict requirements set forth by the state and county governments. Because it is a protected historic landmark, the Perry Hall Mansion cannot be demolished, and the exterior cannot be altered in any way without approval from the county. The land cannot be subdivided for development. The zoning does not allow commercial uses. I would also like for the public to have periodic access to view the mansion.
“I encourage interested parties to provide ideas on how they would use this property should it be sold.”
Since its acquisition by the Department of Recreation and Parks for Baltimore County, the Perry Hall Mansion has received a comprehensive exterior renovation.
The solicitation for the property can be viewed online here.
The new video can be viewed below.