Vicki Almond saves former Chestnut Ridge Country Club property!

Almond and Council Approve Downzoning of CRCC Property

From the office of Council Chairwoman Almond:

Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond, along with the rest of Council APPROVE downzoning of the property formerly owned by Chestnut Ridge Country Club from RC5 to RC7.

 

The RC7 designation allows for much less dense development than would have otherwise been permitted under RC5. After extensive research into the environmental concerns related to this property, along with the vast amount of community input received by my office, the decision became clear. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for your input and suggestions along the way.

 

Sincerely,

 

Vicki Almond

Baltimore County Council

2nd District

Please contact Council Chairwoman Almond to express your thanks and gratitude for the time and careful consideration invested by her and her staff to understand the salient issues of the property, listen to the concerns of the community and her constituents, and make a decision that is nothing more than applying the longstanding zoning regulations which Baltimore County has adopted as law, but unfortunately does not always adhere to.

Please attend the CZMP vote on Chestnut Ridge CC – August 28, 2012

The Falls Road Community Association

Cordially invites you

To Witness a Potential Miracle

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In the Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse

At 400 Washington Avenue in Towson!

 

More than 600 residents of our area have contacted our Councilwoman Vicki Almond via petitions, letters, emails, meetings, and calls encouraging her to preserve the integrity of the Chestnut Ridge Country Club (CRCC) property by rezoning it to RC7.

Because of this extraordinary effort our community is counteracting the influence of well_financed interests that seek to develop the CRCC property at a density that would do irreparable damage to the property’s extended ecosystem and change the character of the Falls Road Corridor for the worse and forever.

We Have Made Good Progress, but this Battle Is Far from Over. 

Ms Almond knows the Club property is environmentally valuable and vulnerable, and she wants to preserve it.  Ms Almond is well aware of the damage our community will sustain if the housing density on Club property is maximized, and she wants to spare us that damage.  In sum, Ms Almond wants to serve us, her constituents, she wants to vote to change the zoning of the Club property to RC7 as a resource preservation zone.

Ms. Almond’s final decision is only a few days away – and we cannot let up.  Pressure on Ms Almond to back off and let the land be destroyed is enormous.  Thus, it will take a miracle for Ms Almond to retain her political independence and do what should be done.

Make it happen….       Do your part……..

Contact Vicki Almond Again!

Visit www.SAVEFALLSROAD.org on the web

Or directly at council2@baltimorecountymd.gov:

telephone:  410-887-3385        fax:   410-887-5791

So, please join us waiting for a miracle at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

in the County Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse in Towson.

Residents urge Councilwoman Almond for RC7 status for the Chestnut Ridge Country Club

Presidents’s Message: Residents Contact Councilwoman Almond in support of RC7 zoning for the Chestnut Ridge Country Club property

With a stroke of her pen, on August 28, 2012 our County Council representative and President  Vicki Almond can preserve more land in District 2 than Dutch Ruppersberger, Jim Smith and Kevin Kamenetz combined multiplied by 1000. The 232 acres that were Chestnut Ridge Country Club abound in streams, ponds, springs and wetlands. By zoning that land RC7, which is plainly the proper classification, Ms Almond can preserve most of that subwatershed, spare our roads 40-60 houses of traffic, spare our water table 40-60 wells to compete with ours, give Dipping Pond Run a chance to survive, and possibly save the Falls Road community. With that same act, Ms Almond would become our first Council representative to place the well-being of her constituents above loyalty to the politicians in Towson and their developer financiers. Below are samples of the 500+ messages from constituents to Ms. Almond via www.savefallsroad.org

Harold Burns, President

Contact Councilwoman Almond

Please contact Councilwoman Vicki Almond to express your support for rezoning the former Chestnut Ridge Country Club Property to RC-7 to reduce the building density, reduce the impact on existing wells in the area, reduce traffic congestion, and preserve the character of the community.

E-mail: Council2@BaltimoreCountyMD.gov

Councilwoman Vicki Almond

Old Court House

400 Washington Ave.

Towson, MD, 21204

Letters from the community

07/11/12 – Dear Councilperson Almond,

The prospective development of the property formerly owned by the Chestnut Ridge Country Club (CRCC) raises great concerns for those of us who live in the Falls Road corridor. We believe the property zoning is RC-7 because we have had issues with our well, along with several of our neighbors. Depletion of the water table with any more development will hurt the entire Falls Road corridor. Our entire neighborhood (Springhill Farm) is against further development in this area. It is almost impossible to drive down Falls Road in the morning and the traffic at Falls and Padonia/Broadway is always backed up. Sincerely, Rusty & Michelle

 

06/27/12 – Councilman Almond,

We have been living at this address for about eight years. Our water flow has diminished greatly in those years. I blame the lower flow of water on the amount of recent development in the Falls Road area. Pretty soon at this rate, we will be out of water for our homes!!!! I am requesting a down zoning to RC-7. Sincerely, Susan K.

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