Politics, Traffic

Councilman Marks: Winkler Street in Perry Hall qualifies for traffic calming

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced that Winkler Street in Perry Hall has qualified for traffic calming. After an engineering review and a petition drive supported by over 75 percent of residents, the route qualified for speed bumps along an area extending from Forge Road. The project will cost $15,000 and be constructed within two months. …


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Forge Road water line replacement complete, road resurfaced

PERRY HALL, MD—An important infrastructure project has wrapped up in Perry Hall. Councilman David Marks on Friday morning announced that the Forge Road water line project had been completed. A community meeting was held last April to discuss the project. “This means no more water breaks, and the road has been resurfaced – like Joppa Road,” Marks said on Friday …


Water main break reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that a 12-inch main has ruptured in the 9800-block of Belair Road. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right lane along northbound Belair Road will be shut down between Honeygo Boulevard and Forge Road until around 11 p.m. on Monday night …

Councilman Marks provides update on Forge Road water project

UPDATE: The Forge Road water line project has been completed. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Wednesday provided an update on the Forge Road water project. The project is currently approximately 75 percent completed. When the installation of the water main and services is completed, Baltimore County will be resurfacing the travel lane that includes the …

Councilman Marks: relocate proposed BGE facility from Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday formally requested that BGE abandon plans for an expanded facility near Belair Road and Forge Road in Perry Hall. “Since this project was proposed two years ago, we have had numerous meetings to try to reach a compromise that would minimize impacts on the Forge Reserve community,” Councilman Marks said. “It …

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 …

Councilman Marks: more senior housing, less traditional development

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks: Today, more than 25 percent of Baltimore County’s population is estimated to include senior citizens. Put another way, there are more seniors than school-age children. The growth of our senior population is occurring throughout the United States, but especially in Baltimore County. Our housing, unfortunately, does not reflect that dynamic. …

Water rescue reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A rescue operation was under way in Perry Hall/Kingsville on Friday night. At around 9 p.m., the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company swiftwater was involved in a rescue operation on the Great Gunpowder Falls at Pot Rocks, according to Councilman David Marks. Rescuers were reportedly accessing both Belair Road and Anvil Court off of Forge Road. The victim was …