May 7, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that as the City is responding 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, and to comply with requirements to minimize gatherings of people, this meeting will be conducted as a remote video conference meeting only. We will continue to update you as needed.

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Meeting number: 712 416 545

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1:00 PM

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 16, 2020

CONSENT AGENDA

3. CIP TRANSFERS

4. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0514/ BOND ISSUE – AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOAN – $12,000,000 (City Council President on behalf of the Administration)
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution I of 2020 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $12,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys' fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith, and the remainder of such proceeds to be used for or in connection with planning, developing, executing, and making operative the Affordable Housing Program of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any right, interest, franchise, easement or privilege therein, in the City of Baltimore; ...

5. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0515/ BOND ISSUE – SCHOOL LOAN – $38,000,000
(City Council President on behalf of the Administration)
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution II and Senate Resolution II of 2020 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell, at any time or from time to time and in one or more series its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $38,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys’ fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith ( which may include the proportion of the compensation of employees and general administrative expenses of the Department of Finance reasonably allocated to the issuance of the bonds); and the remainder of such proceeds shall be used for the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any rights therein, ...

6. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0516/ BOND ISSUE – COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN – $38,000,000 (City Council President on behalf of the Administration)
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution III of 2020 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $38,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys' fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith, and the remainder of such proceeds to be used for or in connection with planning, developing, executing, and making operative the community, commercial and industrial economic development programs of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any right, interest, ...

7. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0517/ BOND ISSUE – PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN – $72,000,000 (City Council President on behalf of the Administration)
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution IV and Senate Resolution IV of 2020 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $72,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys’ fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith (which may include the proportion of the compensation of employees and general administrative expenses of the Department of Finance reasonably allocated to the issuance of the bonds); for the development of the public infrastructure owned or controlled by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the construction and development of streets, bridges, ...

REGULAR AGENDA

8. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0507/ REZONING – 1720 FREDERICK AVENUE (Ninth District)
For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1720 Frederick Avenue (Block 0209, Lot 026), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the C-1 Zoning District to the C-2 Zoning District. (Councilman Bullock)

9. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0512/ REZONING – 1301 EAST FORT AVENUE (Eleventh District)
For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1301 East Fort Avenue (Block 2034A, Lot 001), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-1 Zoning District to the R-8 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date. (Councilman Costello)

10. CITY COUNCIL BILL #20-0522/ BOARD OF MUNICIPAL AND ZONING APPEALS – REPEAL OF "PHYSICALLY PRESENT" REQUIREMENTS (Citywide)
For the purpose of repealing certain provisions of the Zoning Code regarding the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals that require members of the Board to be “physically present” during a hearing and for voting; and providing for a special effective date.

[Note: CCB #20-0522 is scheduled for introduction in Council on April 27, 2020, please refer to the introduced copy for final text and related information]


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.

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