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December 10, 2006
The Carroll County Department of Planning has released the 2006 county profile that provides a detailed synopsis of the population, housing, income and employment in Carroll County. Copies of this report are available at the Carroll County Department of Planning or online at http:--ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/comppla n/demographics/profile/default.asp. Information: 410-386-2145.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
Gerald Allen Elkins, a retired Department of Planning map maker and graphic artist who detailed Baltimore's transformation for more than four decades, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his Ocean Pines home. The former Overlea resident was 65. "What struck me most about Gerry, besides his considerable graphic design talent, was his positive attitude and consistency in being a real team player," said Baltimore City Planning Director Thomas J. Stosur. "He would not only create the striking maps and graphics, but he would mount them professionally, advise on setup and display, transport the maps and supplies to meetings, set up the room, help out at the meeting, break down the room after the meeting, then go drinking with the rest of the team afterward!"
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NEWS
May 30, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and officials from the state Department of Planning and the Department of Housing and Community Development are sponsoring regional Hurricane Isabel Housing Assistance Workshops for Marylanders whose homes were damaged by Tropical Storm Isabel last year. The workshop for affected Harford and Cecil County homeowners will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Perryville Community Fire Company, 920 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville. Representatives from the state, the Maryland Bankers Association and others will provide information on financial programs for Marylanders who need to rebuild or renovate their homes.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | July 2, 2009
A developer who wants to build 4,300 homes in a rural part of Allegany County and the county's elected commissioners have filed suit against Maryland's environmental and planning agencies, accusing them of illegally blocking the project. In the lawsuit, filed late last week in Allegany Circuit Court in Cumberland, Terrapin Run LLC is seeking $16 million in damages, contending that the state's denial has made it impossible to develop the 935-acre tract near Green Ridge State Forest. The county commissioners asked the court to make the agencies approve the project.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | November 6, 2005
Officials with the Maryland Department of Planning, which also includes the Maryland Historical Trust, are looking for offices in Prince George's County, officials said last week. The move, if the General Assembly votes to provide money for it this session, would make the department the first state office to have its headquarters in the county. "The Prince George's leadership is very, very anxious to locate a state agency in the county," said Secretary Audrey Scott of the Department of Planning.
NEWS
March 25, 1996
A Pasadena couple will ask the county Board of Appeals tomorrow to reverse a decision by the planning department that prevents them from expanding their assisted-living home.Edmund and Eugenia Janik say their Outing Avenue home for senior citizens is large enough to accommodate 15 people and has been approved by the county's Office of Aging.But county Department of Planning and Code Enforcement officials contend the home does not meet fire safety regulations.The two sides will present their positions at 6: 30 p.m. in Room 310 of the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., in Annapolis.
NEWS
March 30, 2008
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: Chapel Road Sports Complex Location: North side of Chapel Road. Developer: Harford County/G. E. Fielder & Associates.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | April 4, 2008
To be forewarned is to be forearmed - or to have something to look forward to. That's why people like to know what real estate developments are brewing in their communities. You can gather information with a visit to your local planning office, but you have other research options, too. Anne Arundel County, at www.aacounty.org/LandUse, has maps of subdivision activity and a list of scheduled "pre-submission" meetings between developers and residents. The Office of Planning and Zoning is at 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis, 410-222-7450.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 4, 2000
Waterfront homeowners in Annapolis will be able to get building permits for additions and other projects faster under the city's newly revised critical-area law. The creation of buffer-exempt areas along much of Spa and Back creeks is the most significant change in the law, which governs property within 1,000 feet of the bay and its tributaries. The revisions were approved by the state's Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission on Wednesday. The exempt areas - which are not immune from all regulation - were designated where "significant development exists," said Jeff D. Torney, a planner with the city's Department of Planning and Zoning.
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Thomas Wayne Rimrodt, a Republican campaign manager who had been an assistant secretary in the Maryland Department of Planning until early this year, died of brain cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The Parkville resident was 41. Born in San Diego, Mr. Rimrodt earned an undergraduate degree at California State University at Hayward and two master's degrees - in public administration and in political science - from Claremont Graduate University in California. After serving as the city manager of Atherton, Calif.
NEWS
August 31, 2008
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday (in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: 500 W. Gordon St. Location: End of West Gordon Street, on the north side. Developer : Harford County/Bay State Land Services.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | April 4, 2008
To be forewarned is to be forearmed - or to have something to look forward to. That's why people like to know what real estate developments are brewing in their communities. You can gather information with a visit to your local planning office, but you have other research options, too. Anne Arundel County, at www.aacounty.org/LandUse, has maps of subdivision activity and a list of scheduled "pre-submission" meetings between developers and residents. The Office of Planning and Zoning is at 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis, 410-222-7450.
NEWS
March 30, 2008
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: Chapel Road Sports Complex Location: North side of Chapel Road. Developer: Harford County/G. E. Fielder & Associates.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | November 16, 2007
The National Association of Realtors released a survey this week about the housing market that suggests most Americans subscribe to the good-time-to-buy argument that both the Realtors and the homebuilders are making. From the news release: "This year's results show that nearly nine out of 10 consumers believe that buying a home is a good financial decision. Fifty-nine percent of respondents also agree that now is a good time to buy a home; that number is even higher (64 percent) in areas of recent home price declines."
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Thomas Wayne Rimrodt, a Republican campaign manager who had been an assistant secretary in the Maryland Department of Planning until early this year, died of brain cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The Parkville resident was 41. Born in San Diego, Mr. Rimrodt earned an undergraduate degree at California State University at Hayward and two master's degrees - in public administration and in political science - from Claremont Graduate University in California. After serving as the city manager of Atherton, Calif.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | July 20, 2007
Howard County government appears headed toward having a stronger, higher-profile environmental presence, but a group of volunteers is struggling with the question of what form such an agency should take. Pushing ideas to improve the environment is one thing, but having the power to make them happen is another, which is why members of the Commission on the Environment and Sustainability were examining the options this week at a meeting in the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. Should county government have a new, full-fledged Department of the Environment?
NEWS
April 24, 2000
Land-use plan drafts available for review Reference copies of draft land-use plans for South County and Deale/Shady Side have been placed in the South County library by the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement, in advance of public forums scheduled for next month. The draft Small Area Plans contain recommendations to guide lawmakers when developing land-use rules and when planning for construction of schools, roads, parks and other amenities. The plans are also meant to help property owners make decisions about the use of their land, a department spokesman said.
NEWS
August 31, 2008
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday (in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: 500 W. Gordon St. Location: End of West Gordon Street, on the north side. Developer : Harford County/Bay State Land Services.
NEWS
by a sun reporter | May 2, 2007
Kimberley Flowers, a former government employee in Washington and Baltimore, has been named deputy director of the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. In the $104,187-a-year position, Flowers will serve as an ombudsman among the department, community and other government officials. She began her new job Monday. The position was recommended in February by a transition team for County Executive Ken Ulman, which said that there was a need to establish greater trust with the community.
NEWS
by sun reporter | January 31, 2007
Two departments, both of which are at the heart of some of the most contentious issues facing the county, have lost the public's confidence and lack accountability, according to a report to be released this week. It accuses the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Housing and Community Development of operating without well-defined strategies. The document recommends broad changes and urges a "top-down analysis" of both departments. A subcommittee of the transition team prepared the report for newly installed County Executive Ken Ulman.
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