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Councilman Marks: Why I Am Restricting Apartments at the White Marsh Town Center

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UPDATE: Bill 52-23 has passed unanimously.

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The following is an editorial piece from Councilman David Marks.

At its meeting on September 18th, the Baltimore County Council will consider my legislation to restrict apartments at the White Marsh Town Center.

Bill 52-23 repeals earlier legislation that allowed for apartments in an area east of White Marsh Mall. That has led to two proposals totaling over 500 additional units.

My legislation would prohibit apartments based on when they have been proposed in the development process, and would slash hundreds of units that have already been proposed. It is a measure that can pass the County Council, and will lessen the impact on Overlea High School, which is already overcrowded.

I urge any residents who support this legislation to contact my colleagues at [email protected].

This is a short-term measure that addresses the immediate impact of more than 1,000 units that have been proposed in the White Marsh Town Center since last year. The longer-term approach should be to consider and possibly enact the recommendations of the White Marsh Town Center Task Force. You can view this report at https://www.perryhallmaryland.org. I would like to thank chair Pat Keller and all members for their work.

A community meeting is scheduled on that report on Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Community Christian Church (8009 Corporate Drive). All are welcome.

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