Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The State Highway Administration and County Department of Public Works will undertake improvements to the intersection of Harford Road and Joppa Road.
Improvements to one Carney-area intersection will move forward regardless of whether or not the development of a CVS/pharmacy slated for the southwest corner of Harford and Joppa Roads comes to fruition. David Buck, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration, said that an intersection improvement project to "improve the flow of traffic through what is, it goes without saying, an extremely congested intersection," is underway. Currently the SHA is in a design and engineering phase, which Buck said is expected to be complete by the end of 2014. "We're not far enough along in the process to define exactly what those improvements would be," Buck said, but explained that they could include a through lane on southbound Harford Road and a …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The decision will allow developer J.C. BAR to build a CVS/pharmacy on the southwest corner of Harford and Joppa Roads.
Zoning changes approved Tuesday night appear to pave the way for a new CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Harford and Joppa Roads. The decision, unanimously approved by the Baltimore County Council, allows the retailer to build a new store on the southwest corner of Harford and Joppa Roads—an intersection graded failing by the state. Fifth District Councilman David Marks characterized the decision whether or not to allow the zoning change as the most difficult he had to make during the quadrennial Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. Ultimately though, Marks decided to recommend the change with a number of stipulations. In a document explaining the various changes in zoning enacted throughout Carney, Marks wrote that ultimately the came down to …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The fifth district councilman recently added two properties to his list of proposed zoning changes in the Parkville/Carney area.
As the quadrennial zoning map process for Baltimore County draws to a close, Fifth District Councilman David Marks has added a pair of properties in Carney and Cub Hill to the list of areas he believes need lower zoning. Maps showing the areas Marks plans to 'downzone' are attached as .pdf files to this article. CZMP Issue 5-031 shows the lot near the corner of Magledt and Joppa Roads. CZMP Issue 5-032 shows the lot near the corner of Harford and Northwind Roads. In a recent email, Marks wrote that he is proposing that a 6.6 acre lot near the corner of Joppa and Magledt Roads in Carney be changed from a zoning denisty of 5.5 houses per acre to a density of one house per acre. A 5.5 acre lot near the corner of Harford and Northwind Roads, …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Sixth District hearing is scheduled for Thursday, while the Third District hearing is set for next Tuesday night.
The two remaining public County Council hearings on the county's rezoning process will each have an impact on the Parkville-Overlea area. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins will hear testimony from the public about 6th District zoning issues related to the quadrennial Baltimore County Comprehensive Zoning Map Process on Thursday night at Overlea High School. It's expected that residents of Carney's East Avenue will turn out in force to protest the expansion of the MileOne Heritage auto group onto a parcel of land they say serves as a buffer between the business and their neighborhood. Carney Improvement Association president Meg O'Hare has written about her groups stance on the rezoning issue at length in her blog on Patch. A hearing for the part …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Residents of Carney's East Avenue have had issues with the auto dealership for years; a recent meeting between county councilwoman Cathy Bevins and MileOne CEO Steven Fader led to some progress in the uneasy relationship.
A recent meeting between Sixth District County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and executives at Harford Road auto dealership MileOne could lead to a quality of life improvement for residents of nearby East Avenue. Residents on the Carney street nearest the dealership have long complained of bright security lights, loud security speakers, disruptive test drives through the neighborhood and a host of other issues. Now, according to a statement from councilwoman Bevins, some of those issues should be put to rest. In a statement, Bevins said that over the past several months her office had received a number of complaints about the dealership from nearby residents. "I contacted the owner of the dealerships to alert him of the many complaints I have …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The new legislation will help to prevent overdevelopment in the neighborhoods.
A bill that creates stricter development rules for the Parkville-Carney-Cub Hill area passed at Monday night's Baltimore County Council meeting. The new legislation, co-sponsored by David Marks, Cathy Bevins and Todd Huff, will prevent a type of in-fill development called a panhandle lot in these neighborhoods. A panhandle lot is one where a developer can "jam" an extra unit onto a property without building a new road. The Parkville-Carney-Cub Hill community plan, adopted by the council in 2010, calls to have panhandle lots restricted within the community. "This legislation codifies a key recommendation of the Carney-Cub Hill-Parkville Community Plan," Councilman Marks said in a statement. "It will prevent units from being sandwiched into …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Baltimore County Council members will join the Greater Parkville Community Council at a Thursday night meeting to discuss the future of Parkville, Carney and Cub Hill.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
UPDATE (3:10 p.m.) — Councilman David Marks informed Patch via email that he would be unable to attend the Greater Parkville Community Council meeting tomorrow night. Marks will instead be the speaker at a May 10 Greater Parkville Community Council meeting. The original text of this article follows: The Greater Parkville Community Council will meet Thursday night and they're welcoming some special guests—the Baltimore County Council members who represent Parkville, Carney and Cub Hill. Councilman David Marks, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman Todd Huff have been invited to attend the meeting and the agenda includes discussion of Parkville's "Main Street" District, legislation to ban infill panhandle lots, traffic management in …
Monday, April 9, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A newly introduced council bill would ban developers from creating new "panhandle lots" in Parkville, Carney and Cub Hill.
UPDATE (1:33 p.m.) — Councilman David marks told Patch that the anti-panhandle lot legislation proposed at last night's County Council meeting will be considered in a May 1 County Council and be voted on at a May 7 council meeting. At last night's County Council meeting the three legislators representing the Parkville, Carney and Cub Hill neighborhoods proposed legislation to ban panhandle building lots in the area, according to a release from Fifth District Councilman David Marks. The new bill was sponsored by Marks, Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Third District Councilman Todd Huff. The trio of lawmakers decided to introduce the new regulation in accordance with the Carney-Cub Hill-Parkville Communtiy Plan adopted by the …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Representatives of developer JC Bar presented their plans for a CVS at the southwest corner of Joppa and Harford Roads to the Carney Improvement Association.
Representatives of the developer of a proposed new CVS store met with members of the Carney Improvement Association Wednesday night to share their plans and were met with expected resistance. Pennsylvania-based developer JC Bar wants to build a new, modern CVS store on the southwest corner of the Harford and Joppa Road intersection—a space the community would like to see kept open. To allow for development, the property would have to be rezoned from residential to "business light." Although the group is opposed to the development of the property, they agreed to hear the developer's proposal. A representative from Bohler Engineering, the company that worked on the site plan told the group that the plan was to construct a 13,281 square foot …