Work To Begin On Gerst Road Park Property
PERRY HALL - Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that a timetable for improvements to the Gerst Road park property has been established
"I am pleased this project is moving forward," Marks said. "The Gerst Road park will be a great asset to the community, but right now, the site has been an eyesore for the community. I would like to thank the County Executive's team and Property Management for their support."
The 22-acre plot has been on Mark's radar since early last year, and in August, a task force was assembled to make recommendations for a new park on the property. The abandoned lot includes a derelict community hall and other structures frequently subject to loitering and vandalism.
Baltimore County bought the Gerst Road property near New Gerst Lane in 2021 for $3.07 million using a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space. In June, crews began clearing invasive species off the property, according to Marks.
According to Baltimore County's Office of Property Management, the permitting, razing, stormwater management, and grading of the site is expected to begin on or around February 8th.
The estimated completion date for the project is May 10th, depending on the weather.
Marks ensured the community that construction would not be disruptive
"My preference is for very little construction, so this remains a quiet, largely-wild area that provides peace of mind for residents," Marks said in a statement.