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Marks Creates Downtown Perry Hall Beautification Committee

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks is requesting volunteers to improve a central area of Perry Hall.

What would you do to spruce up Perry Hall's main commercial district? Would you like to see more holiday decorations around the community? 

County Councilman David Marks has created a Downtown Perry Hall Beautification Committee to address those issues and more impacting the area surrounding Belair, Ebenezer and Joppa roads, according to a new release. To participate in the committee, residents and business owners may email Marks' office at dmarks@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-3384. The Downtown Perry Hall Facebook page will also provide updates.

"We should have more landscaping, trees and community landmarks in Downtown Perry Hall, and as the holidays draw nearer, a display that showcases Perry Hall's spirit, just like Towson and Parkville have decorations," Marks stated in the release. "For anyone who wants a more attractive Downtown Perry Hall, this is a great opportunity to get involved." 

Marks stated that the Perry Hall Improvement Association, the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association and business owners are expected to join in the effort. 

The committee will focus on an area including Perry Hall's commercial revitalization district, a zone designated by Marks and other public officials for economic assistance. Approved in May 2011, businesses in the zone are eligible for special financing, free design services and other forms of county assistance.

Since August 2012, new structures in the zone are also subject to the Baltimore County Design Review Panel, which includes architects and engineers. 

Share your beautification recommendations for downtown Perry Hall in the comments. 

Tony January 03, 2013 at 03:36 PM
First step to beautification would be to smash down that house on the corner of Belair and Joppa.
Gregg Roberts January 04, 2013 at 11:37 AM
'''Spruce up main commercial district'' -- -Sounds like something the businesses there should be paying for.
Nancy M January 04, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Should have had the vision to include this in all the development. I grew up in Perry Hall and am always sad when I drive through. It's a mish mash of various architectural design leaving Perry Hall with a loss of its agricultural heritage. With better planning and vision this could have been avoided.
Teresa A. Streb January 04, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Thank you for asking for community input, at this point. Anyone that chooses not to speak up and volunteer to improve this area does not then have the right to complain about the plan and its outcome... Most people tend to have a, "Not in my backyard mentality." If they feel it doesn't touch their daily lives, they don't need to act on it. WHEN something does occur, that gets their attention, they suddenly have interest in what is going on... So folks, NOW, is the time TO SPEAK UP.
Honeygo Hal January 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The thing about Perry Hall is that it has always been a mix of buildings, with a lot of residential. It can be spruced up, but there never was a "Downtown Perry Hall" like, say, Parkville. I applaud the efforts and hope things perk up. I love living in the area.

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