Hearings where public testimony will be taken (doors open one hour before time listed for individuals to ask questions of Planning Department staff):
Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. — War Memorial Building (101 N. Gay St.)
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. — BCCC, Liberty Campus (2901 Liberty Heights Ave.)
Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. — Polytechnic Institute (1400 W. Cold Spring Lane)
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. — Southeast Regional Library (3601 Eastern Ave.)
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. — Morgan State University
Thursday, March 7 at time to be announced — Planning Department (417 E. Fayette St., 8th Floor)
Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. — City Council Hearing at City Hall
Source: Baltimore Planning Department, subject to change
Some proposed categories in new zoning law
• Maritime Industrial Zoning District. Will preserve "deep-water frontage of the Port of Baltimore for maritime use by delineating an area where maritime shipping can be conducted." This new district will prevent waterfront residences from cropping up on land important to the city's shipping industry, the department said.
Transit-Oriented Development Districts. Four district types with varying building height, residential density and mixed-use requirements for areas around current and future transits hubs. The districts are designed to encourage development that will increase the use of public transportation.
Source: Council Bill 12-0152