Police/Fire, Politics, Traffic

Police release additional details on Middle River crash that killed Maryland Air National Guard member, elected officials respond to safety concerns

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police have released additional information on a fatal crash in Middle River that killed a Maryland Air National Guard member. At just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, officers responded to a crash that occurred in the 3000-block of Eastern Boulevard (21220). Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department have determined that a Mazda CX-5 was …


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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’ 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 …

Councilman Marks to block development near Cottington Road and Silver Ridge

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he will block any development of the wooded area behind the Silver Ridge condominiums and Cottington Road in Perry Hall. The announcement comes after a meeting Councilman Marks held with more than 50 residents of the Silver Ridge condominiums on Wednesday night. Residents were concerned about the potential development …

Councilman Marks: Downzone property to protect Cromwell Bridge Road area

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday his support for downzoning a publicly-owned property that overlooks Cromwell Valley Park along Cromwell Valley Road. The 4.9-acre property stretches along the ridge and is currently zoned one house per acre. Coumcilman Marks will support Neighborhood Commons, or open space, zoning. The zoning issue is #5-074. Councilman Marks previously downzoned much …

Councilman Marks responds to Oakleigh Pet Cemetery rumors

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday responded to rumors that the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery is being rezoned for development. “This absurd comment, spread by some on social media, flies in the face of all we have done to protect the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery, which was in a state of neglect before my election to the County Council,” said …

Councilman Marks to propose preserving wooded property near Perring Parkway

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will recommend downzoning seven acres of the unused alignment of Perring Parkway to Neighborhood Commons, or open space, zoning. The rezoning will prevent any development in a wooded area that stretches from Waltham Woods Road to near Proctor Lane. Homes along Covered Bridge Road back up to the alignment. “This land is owned by …