David Marks

Council OKs bill to ensure parking pads in West Towson have 10-foot setback

Council OKs bill to ensure parking pads in West Towson have 10-foot setback

Parking pads planned for homes in West Towson will now have to be built more than 10 feet from the road, according to a bill passed Sept. 4 by the Baltimore County Council.

The amendment to existing zoning regulations introduced by Councilman David Marks, who represents the area, was written to address drainage problems in the neighborhood and thereby maintain the “character of the land,” he said. It passed unanimously on the seven-member council during its Sept. 4 legislative session.

The regulation already applies to nonresidential parking spaces in Baltimore County.

Marks said he introduced the bill after becoming aware of issues of runoff from...

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