The final round of public hearings in the...

TOWSON --

September 03, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The final round of public hearings in the county's quadrennial comprehensive rezoning process will begin tomorrow night when the County Council meets at Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Road, to hear concerns about issues in the 3rd Councilmanic District, which covers Owings Mills and the north and western county.

A hearing on issues in the southwestern 1st District is scheduled for Thursday night at Lansdowne High, 3800 Hollins Ferry Road. Another on issues in the northwestern 2nd District will be held Sept. 10 at Pikesville High, 7621 Labyrinth Road. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Seven hearings -- one for each district -- are expected to be completed by Sept. 24, and the council will take a final vote on all proposed rezonings next month.

County department wins award for renewal plans

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The Department of Economic Development has been selected for a professional achievement award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Andrea Van Arsdale, senior planner for the county, will accept the award during ceremonies Sept. 17 at the Sherwood House in Cromwell Valley Park.

The award is for the revitalization plan in the southeastern section of the county where major redevelopment -- neighborhood renewal, parks and enterprise zones -- is proposed for Essex, Middle River, Dundalk and North Point.

Essex man held in killing of his child's mother

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Police arrested an Essex man Sunday and charged him yesterday in the fatal stabbing of his child's mother, Baltimore County police said.

Anthony Bell, 29, of the 900 block of Fox Ridge Road in Essex was charged yesterday with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond in the Essex police station.

Police said they found the body of Brenda Carroll, 30, about 5 a.m. Sunday after her 8-year-old daughter made a 911 call and told an operator her mother was unconscious, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey. Carroll, stabbed several times in the upper torso, was found in an upstairs bedroom in her home in the 9700 block of Matzon Road.

Planned retirement complex up for rezoning exemption

WOODLAWN

WOODLAWN -- A plan to build 101 apartments for moderate-income elderly people on Featherbed Lane near Windsor Mill Road will move closer to reality tonightif the County Council approves a resolution exempting the 5-acre site from the rezoning process.

Shelter Development, a private, nonprofit firm, plans to build the three-story, U-shaped building on the north side of Featherbed Lane. The council is not voting on approval of the project, but passage of the resolution will allow it a quicker rezoning hearing before the county Board of Appeals.

Higher-density zoning is needed to build the apartments on the lot, which now is zoned for 27 homes. The project is one of several in older sections of the county designed to provide affordable housing for elderly residents who want to stay in their neighborhoods, but can no longer maintain a house.

Pub Date: 9/03/96

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