Councilman Marks to recommend open space zoning for 275 acres in Franklin Square corridor

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced that he will recommend 275 acres of land along Franklin Square Drive be designated as Neighborhood Commons zoning, which prohibits any development. The open space zoning category was created under a law sponsored by Councilman Marks and has protected over 4,000 acres of land in Baltimore County. “This is the largest […]

Baltimore County Council cuts future homes allowed at Greenleigh by 60 percent

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The number of future homes that will be allowed at a popular Middle River development has been greatly reduced. At its most recent meeting, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation proposed by Councilman David Marks that cuts potential number of future homes at Greenleigh at Crossroads area by over 60 percent. Councilman Marks says the new cap will […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Asking the County Executive to Withdraw His Housing Bill

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Governor Moore testified in favor of his bill, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act, before the Environment and Transportation Committee in Annapolis last week. During the controversial hearing, the Governor and other proponents of the legislation faced difficult questions and challenges from bipartisan committee members. Delegate Nawrocki […]

County Executive Olszewski, Council Chairman Patoka announce agreement for new mixed-use development legislation

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Council Chairman Izzy Patoka on Tuesday jointly announced an agreement to support new legislation that will increase opportunities for mixed-use developments in aging communities and support collaborative community engagement on potential projects in collaboration with councilmembers. “Baltimore County needs to act now and with urgency to revitalize aging communities, support housing […]

NOW YOU KNOW: The Governor’s Dangerous Housing Agenda

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Did you know that Governor Wes Moore has announced that one of his legislative priorities this year is to expand low-income housing across Maryland? Moore has said that he wants to create 96,000 low-income housing units. One of his bills, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act (SB484/HB538), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]