Councilman Marks: Preserve the Perry Hall Annex

PERRY HALL, MD—On Wednesday, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks expressed his support for preserving the old Perry Hall School, located at 9317 Belair Road. “This afternoon, I met with representatives from the Archdiocese of Baltimore regarding the future of the Gribbin Center, the stately brick building at 9317 Belair Road in Perry Hall. This was the old Perry Hall School, […]

Baltimore County releases public code enforcement data dashboard

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday released a new data dashboard displaying detailed information about code enforcement complaints, violations, and enforcement actions in Baltimore County. This new dashboard expands Olszewski’s unprecedented efforts to provide more information to the public and increase government transparency. “Code enforcement is a critical tool to help ensure vibrant neighborhoods, and this new tool […]

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 […]

Councilman Marks to block 4-story condominiums in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that he would oppose the construction of four-story condominiums at the intersection of Belair Road and Honeygo Boulevard.  This corner was zoned for commercial development in 2000. A shopping center was approved before Marks was elected to the County Council. The developer was seeking a change to allow for the […]

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 […]

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 to recommend downzoning Fullerton lot containing historic Dowden Chapel

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks will recommend that the lot containing a historic chapel in Overlea/Fullerton be downzoned. Tucked off of Ridge Road is Dowden Chapel, which was built around 1849. Dowden Chapel and Cemetery is a unique 19th century church that also served as a school. Deeded to five African-American Trustees by Nicholas Gatch in 1853, the intent was to […]

Councilman Marks: PHIA distributes inaccurate development plan for Gerst Farm

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks criticized the Perry Hall Improvement Association for distributing inaccurate information about the Gerst Farm. In their email blast, the organization attached an old development plan that does not represent changes to the property. “As the former nine-term president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, it pains me to see this venerable organization distributing […]