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  • Balto. Co. Council lowers open-space fees for developers

    The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land. A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
  • Roadside residents want protection from speeders

    Roadside residents want protection from speeders
    Bob Johnston was giving his 21-month-old son, T.J., a bath in his home on Windsor Mill Road in Franklintown the night of Dec. 18 when he felt "a god-awful shaking" and looked outside. Three lawns away, a large van had crashed into a neighbor's home. In...
  • Balto. Co. bill would protect Middle River Depot development in zoning fight

    It would be easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites in Baltimore County under legislation approved Monday by the County Council. Under the bill, tracts of land 40 acres or larger that are zoned for heavy manufacturing and include...
  • Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers

    Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers
    The Baltimore County Council could vote next week to reduce fees that developers pay to help the county build parks and buy recreational land. A council resolution would lower — in some cases by nearly 90 percent — so-called open-space waiver...
  • Demolition of Solo Cup plant making way for Foundry Row

    Demolition of Solo Cup plant making way for Foundry Row
    With the swipe of an excavator, a demolition crew began taking down the abandoned Solo Cup factory in Owings Mills on Thursday, work that will clear the way for new development that was once threatened by opposition. When the abandoned plant is...
  • Balto. Co. Council cars rare perk among local governments

    Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area. At a meeting in Towson, county resident Mary Locke said she was surprised to learn that Councilman...
  • Baltimore County's long-planned Metro Centre showing signs of life

    Baltimore County's long-planned Metro Centre showing signs of life
    The long-planned Metro Centre in Owings Mills is set to finally stir to life this week with the opening of Baltimore County's largest library. Officials envision the library branch, to open in a building called the County Campus next to the Owings Mills...
  • A war of words in Owings Mills

    It is perfectly legitimate to make a case against the rezoning of Solo Cup based on the issues. But Councilman Kenneth Oliver stoops beneath the level of civilized discourse when he resorts to groundless character assassination and claims that "the fix is...
  • Baltimore County Council approves Solo Cup zoning change

    The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday voted to allow retail at the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills, but opponents of a planned shopping center there say they will not give up their fight against the project. At a packed meeting, the council...
  • Solo Cup goes retail

    Solo Cup goes retail
    Many in Baltimore County and elsewhere are no doubt bewildered by all the fuss that was raised in recent months over the redevelopment of the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills into an upscale development featuring a Wegmans supermarket. If you're...
  • New Baltimore County zoning takes effect Sept. 10

    While the fight over redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property dominated public debate in Baltimore County's comprehensive zoning review, County Council members made nearly 300 other land-use decisions last week. The votes ended a yearlong process of...