The Baltimore County Council unanimously passed legislation to restrict apartments a White Marsh Town Center on Monday night.
This new legislation, 52-23, repeals previous legislation that permitted apartments east of White Marsh Mall.
The bill was sponsored by Councilman David Marks and prohibits apartments based on when they have been proposed in the development process, and had the immediate impact of slashing 320 units that have already been proposed.
Marks said this legislation will have less of an impact on Overlea High School, which is already overcrowded.
“This is a short-term measure that addresses the immediate impact of more than 1,000 units that have been proposed in the White Marsh Town Center since last year,” Marks commented.
“The longer-term approach should be to consider and possibly enact the recommendations of the White Marsh Town Center Task Force. You can view this report at www.perryhallmaryland.org. I would like to thank chair Pat Keller and all members for their work.”
A public meeting is scheduled on that report on Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 8009 Corporate Drive. All members of the community are invited to attend.