Politics, Traffic

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 …


Business, Politics

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 …

County Council passes legislation to better shield Forge Road from BGE substation

PERRY HALL, MD —At its last meeting on January 21st, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks that better shields the Forge Reserve community from a proposed expansion of the BGE substation near Forge Road. Among other features, the legislation requires quality architectural standards; the screening of rooftop equipment; monumental road signage only; decorative fencing; a …

Councilman Marks: Forge Road water project to begin

UPDATE 2: The Forge Road water line project has been completed. UPDATE: Councilman Marks has provided an update on this project. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that work was about to begin on the new Forge Road water line, a project that was the focus of a community meeting earlier this …

Councilman Marks initiates zoning changes to protect Perry Hall Manor, eastern Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has initiated zoning changes to protect the rural character of Perry Hall Manor and eastern Perry Hall near Interstate-95. Under the proposal, the land east of Schroeder Avenue currently zoned DR 2 (two houses per acre) would drop to DR 1 (one house per acre). This is the lowest zoning permitted in the …