Business, Politics

Baltimore County acquires Pikesville Armory from State of Maryland to support future redevelopment of historic site

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a vote by the Maryland Board of Public Works, Baltimore County officials this week announced that the county will be acquiring ownership of the historic Pikesville Armory from the State of Maryland. “Today is a vital step forward in our ongoing work to reimagine this historic site as a thriving community anchor for Pikesville,” said Baltimore County Executive …


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Baltimore County releases ‘Reimagine Security Square’ report outlining long-term, community-driven roadmap for future of site

WINDSOR MILL, MD—Baltimore County today released the “Reimagine Security Square” final report outlining a long-term, community-driven roadmap for the site’s redevelopment. This new report, released in partnership with JMT, Ayers Saint Gross, and Landwise Advisors, comes following an extensive community-design charrette process and proposes a holistic and aspirational vision for the future of the Security Square site. “In alignment with …


Baltimore County to offer interactive community planning sessions for residents

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Baltimore County Department of Planning on Monday announced the creation of the Community Planning Institute, an initiative to increase engagement with community members and stakeholders regarding planning, land use, and development. The Community Planning Institute (CPI) is a direct result of Baltimore County’s first Comprehensive Enterprise-Wide efficiency review process to assist the county …

Olszewski announces plans to retain key Baltimore County department heads for second term

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced plans to retain a significant number of current County officials as members of his second-term leadership team. Olszewski plans to re-nominate the following individuals to continue serving as County department and office heads, subject to confirmation by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Baltimore County Council: …

BCPS students, families, staff invited to participate in Hybrid Earth Day celebration

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students, families, and staff are invited to participate in the school system’s Hybrid Earth Day Celebration, on Thursday, April 22. “BCPS is committed to establishing sustainable school facilities and encouraging student environmental stewardship,” said Kelley Holocker, BCPS energy and sustainability analyst in the Office of Facilities Support Services. With its Hybrid Earth Day Celebration, the …

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 …

Olszewski creates Solid Waste Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday signed an Executive Order to create the Solid Waste Work Group, which will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal practices, and will make recommendations for implementing innovative industry practices and trash diversion strategies to reduce the overall volume of trash produced in Baltimore County. “Our residents expect and deserve …

Baltimore County announces new renewable energy conversion of methane gas at Eastern Sanitary Landfill

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced it has entered a new agreement with Energy Power Partners (EPP), a clean power-focused firm to participate in a landfill gas-to-energy system at the County’s Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh. The two-phase project is the first large-scale renewable energy venture in Baltimore County’s history. “Climate change poses one of the most significant …