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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 …


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Councilman Marks proposes to protect over 3,300 acres in northeastern Baltimore County as green space

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With the closing of filing for the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday announced that his office has initiated a review of a historic amount of land in the Eastside communities of Kingsville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, and Middle River. Altogether, Councilman Marks has requested that 3,343 acres be downzoned to as green space …


Councilman Marks announces reappointment of Bev German to Baltimore County Planning Board

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced his reappointment of Perry Hall resident Beverly German to the Baltimore County Planning Board. “Bev has been an outstanding member of this panel since her appointment in 2021. She is a lifelong Baltimore County resident, moving to Perry Hall in 1977, said Councilman Marks. “She has spent 50 years in education, …

Councilman Marks appoints longtime educator Bev German to Planning Board

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that he will appoint longtime educator Beverly German to the Baltimore County Planning Board, filling the seat vacated by Paul Hartman. The Planning Board advises the county government on planning and development policies, making recommendations on zoning issues during the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. “I would like to profoundly thank Paul …

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …

Councilman Marks’ open space legislation now protects nearly 4,000 acres

PERRY HALL, MD—In 2012, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks created a zoning category, Neighborhood Commons, to protect land as open space. Thanks to that legislation, approximately 4,000 acres has now been designated as Neighborhood Commons, Councilman Marks announced on Monday. The new estimate includes decisions based on the adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive Zoning Map. Much of the land is …

With rezoning, Baltimore County Council creates new greenways in Carney, White Marsh

CARNEY, MD—At its meeting on August 25th, the Baltimore County Council approved rezoning requests by Councilman David Marks that will create two new greenways in the Fifth District. With Issue 5-059, the Baltimore County Council extended Neighborhood Commons zoning along 13 acres of Perry Hall Boulevard between White Marsh Boulevard and the police station. The land is owned by Baltimore …

Baltimore County Council lightens development on more than 557 acres of residentially-zoned land in Perry Hall, Carney

PERRY HALL, MD—With the adoption of the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Maps, the Baltimore County Council has downzoned more than 557 acres of land in the Fifth District, acting on recommendations from Councilman David Marks. Approximately 88 percent of residentially-zoned land considered by the Council was downzoned this year. By contrast, about 40 acres were increased in development intensity, and 30 …