Thursday, August 30, 2012
The dealership, which backs up to East Avenue, asked the council to rezone a parcel of land they own so they could construct a parking lot there.
The Baltimore County Council approved a zoning change Tuesday night that will allow a car dealership to build an additional parking lot on a parcel of land that neighbors consider a buffer between their community and the business. The small parcel, less than one acre, separates the MileOne Hertiage dealership on Harford Road from the residents of nearby East Avenue. Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins said that ultimately she supported the change in zoning because it was the "best thing she could do for the communty." Bevins said that although neighbors think of the lot as a green buffer between a major business and their homes, the property is owned by the dealership. "[Heritage owns] the property. It's less than one acre. They …
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, August 7, 2012
The proposed store would occupy the former site of Burke's Pharmacy.
The president of the Greater Parkville Community Council said her group will oppose a request for a liquor license for the former site of Burke's Pharmacy in Parkville. Ruth Baisden said the opposition to the proposed liquor store in the 8500 block of Harford Road is in keeping with the group's position on the issuing of new licenses for packaged goods stores. Greater Parkville Community Council president Ruth Baisden said the community group is opposed to any new license for a liquor store along Harford Road. "We feel there are enough package liquor stores in the area, I know there are over 11 nearby," Baisden said. "It's not the most desirable business if you're trying to create a walkable, family-friendly business district." The liquor …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Fifth District councilman is proposing that 66 acres of land be downzoned during the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process.
Developers looking to build on 66 acres of land in the Cromwell Valley will find themselves unable to do so if one county councilman has his way. Councilman David Marks announced Thursday his intention to seek downzoning of a 66 acre swath as part of the county's quanrennial Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. To see a map of the affected properties, check out the .pdf attached to this article. The land, Marks said in a statement, includes property owned by Baltimore City, a homeowner's association, and private property owners north of Satyr Hill Road, east of Littlewood Road and south of Cromwell Bridge Road. Many of the proposed properties are located near the controversial Rushley Road development. At a meeting back in February, Marks …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Residential development will still be allowed if the property is sold but the density of housing will be decreased.
In a recent blog post on Patch, fifth district councilman David Marks announced his intention to decrease the zoning for a neighborhood pet cemetery as a part of the county's quadrennial comprehensive zoning map process (CZMP). The planned change will allow only 3 houses to be built on the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery property instead of the current 15 that could be built there, regardless of environmental constraints, Marks wrote. The pet cemetery, located in the 8400 block of Oakleigh Road, has been deteriorating for years leading to thousands of dollars in fines from Baltimore County's government, according to Marks. In addition to the proposed zoning changes, Marks said that he planned to introduce legislation at an August County Council …
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 …
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.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick Gestido
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 …
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 …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
What would you like to see in this vacant commercial space?
Linen World in Parkville Shopping Center closed its doors back in January the space it formerly occupied at 7613 1/3 Harford Road has sat empty. The question for the day is: what business do you think would be a good fit for this 5,180 square foot space two doors down from Cafe Euro and located next to the Dollar Tree? "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Vacancies like the one left by Linen World are fairly rare in the shopping center according to leasing data from Regency Centers, the real estate company that manages the property. A chart on the company website shows only three other vacancies in the shopping center: a former podiatrist's office we talked about in this column last week; a space currently …