Fate Of CVS Could Rely On County Budget
The county council member responsible for making a decision on the rezoning of the southwest corner of Harford and Joppa Roads said the fate of the lot could rely heavily on whether or not the county has funds available to repair the intersection.
The fate of the lot on the southwest corner of the intersection of Harford and Joppa Roads could be decided by the final Baltimore County budget according to Fifth District Councilman David Marks.
Pennsylvania-based developer JC Bar Properties wants to build a CVS on the corner but would need a zoning change on the property before construction could begin. The Carney community by and large opposes the construction of the new store.
Councilman David Marks, who will make a decision on the rezoning of the lot as part of the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, recently sent a letter to high-ranking state and county officials asking about the state of the intersection, which has been a sticking point for the community in the debate about the new store.
The letter, sent to Public Works director Ed Adams, State Highway administrator Melinda Peters and State Highway engineer David Peake, calls the intersection one of Marks' "top transportation priorities" and points out that improvements to the intersection could make or break the decision on whether or not the lot is developed.
You can read the full text of the letter in a document attached to this article.
"I am weighing many factors in considering this request, but perhaps the most significant is whether funding will be available to reconstruct the intersection in a timely manner," Marks said in the letter.
"If there isn't money any time soon to fix the intersection, my decision on the rezoning becomes clearer," Marks said in an email to Patch.