July 9, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that as the City is continuing its response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, it is important to keep members of the public, our Planning Commission, and staff as safe as possible. For that reason, this meeting will be conducted as a remote video conference meeting. We will continue to update you as needed.

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1:00 PM

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 18, 2020

CONSENT AGENDA

3. CIP TRANSFERS

4. MINOR SUBDIVSION FINAL PLANS/ 1100 BOLTON STREET (Eleventh District)

5. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0540/ CORRECTIVE – CITY STREETS – RENAMING VIOLET HILL WHITE WAY TO VIOLET HILL WHYTE WAY (Eleventh District)
For the purpose of changing the name of Violet Hill White Way, which is located between the 700 blocks of West Lexington Street and West Fayette Street and before Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Violet Hill Whyte Way. (Councilmember Costello)

REGULAR AGENDA

6. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0546/ NATURAL RESOURCES – FOREST AND TREE CONSERVATION (Citywide)
For the purpose of amending the Forest and Tree Conservation provisions of Article 7 of the Baltimore City Code to comply with new State requirements, to coordinate with other City
environmental requirements, and to align the Code with existing policy; correcting certain references; allowing for mitigation to be provided through forest mitigation banks located within the City; updating the requirements for mitigation fee usage; aligning the allowed uses of forest conservation funds with the definitions allowed by the State; … (Council President (Administration) and Councilmembers Bullock, Dorsey, Henry, Burnett, Clarke, Sneed and Cohen)

7. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0539/ REZONING – 555 DUNDALK AVENUE AND BLOCK 6694, LOT 142 (First District)
For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 555 Dundalk Avenue (Block 6694, Lot 141) and Block 6694, Lot 142, as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat, from the I-1 Zoning District to the IMU-2 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date. (Councilmember Cohen)

8. MINOR CHANGE AND FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL/ 5601 EASTERN AVENUE AND 5801 EASTERN AVENUE – PHASE 2 RESIDENTIAL AND MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING (First District)

9. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0541/ ZONING – CONDITIONAL USE CONVERSION OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING UNIT TO 2 DWELLING UNITS IN THE R-8 ZONING DISTRICT – 1711 GUILFORD AVENUE (Twelfth District)
For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1711 Guilford Avenue (Block 1103, Lot 006), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date. (Councilmember Stokes)

The Commission will receive legal advice from the City Law Department on the decision of the Circuit Court in Petition of the Council of Unit Owners of the Millrace Condominium, et al., Case No. 24-C-19-006602, the decision’s possible impact on the Commission’s recent decision with regard to the Tractor Building, and the general process for making findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Commission may vote to close the session to receive such advice under the Open Meetings Act.


This agenda was prepared on the assumption that all necessary materials have been made available in suggestion time for consideration by the Planning Commission at this meeting. There are occasionally changes in this agenda when relevant materials have not been delivered to the Department of Planning on schedule.

For any item marked (**), please call the Department of Planning at 410-396-8358 for the most current information. The meeting will be held by video conference only, with the connection and dial-in instructions at the top of this agenda.