Baltimore County announces plans to acquire portions of former C.P. Crane plant in Middle River to preserve as parkland

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Forsite Development, a coal plant remediation company, has entered into an agreement with Baltimore County for the acquisition of portions of the former Charles P. Crane generating station in Middle River. This transaction will help to preserve the area’s natural resources and provide a place for county residents to enjoy. The 153-acre site is being purchased by Baltimore […]

Councilman Marks: Oppose Moore’s plan for dense development

The following is an editorial piece from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. Throughout the Fifth District, one of the most recurring messages I hear from constituents is about overdevelopment. That’s why I’ve moved quickly in the new Fifth District to preserve open space, protect neighborhoods, and make sure growth is compatible with or communities. Last year, we blocked the Lafarge […]

Letters to the Editor: Week of November 27, 2023

The following Letters to the Editor were sent to during the week of November 27, 2023. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in letters to our community should not be interpreted as the viewpoint of Letter #1 Response to Councilman Marks announces passage of bill to eliminate paper bag fees at fast food restaurants, pharmacies “Weak men are vicious men.” […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Addressing Development Concerns and Preserving our Waterways

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As you may have read, there are significant local concerns over the 1,000 plus new apartments coming to the White Marsh area. Many residents in Eastern Baltimore County are witnessing a sprawling development taking place along Route 1, Route 43, and beyond. Much of the rural character […]

Gunpowder Riverkeeper reaches proposed settlement with EPA on PCBs in the Gunpowder River, Bush River

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator’s March 18, 2022, memorandum regarding “Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements to resolve Environmental Claims Against the Agency,” a proposed settlement has been reached that would resolve Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. Regan, et al., No. 1:20–cv–02063 (D.D.C.). On July 29, 2020, Gunpowder Riverkeeper filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the […]

Councilman Marks opposes ‘sea of apartments’ at White Marsh Town Center

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday released the following statement regarding the proposal for more apartments in the White Marsh Town Center: “I inherited three major land use challenges after taking office: the potential development of the C.P. Crane plant in Bowleys Quarters, the proposed warehouse project at the Lafarge Quarry in Middle River, and a plan for hundreds […]

Councilman Marks: Marshy Point, other recreation projects funded in FY 2024 budget

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced a series of recreation improvements funded in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget that will improve facilities from Middle River to Kingsville. The budget includes $1.7 million to improve Marshy Point Nature Center. This project involves utilities upgrades and improvements to animal enclosures, program spaces, the pier and dock, and canoe storage […]