St. Paul’s School Plans to Build 8,000 sq. ft. Shed with Sewer Hook-up

Public Hearing

On March 6 at 10 a.m., there will be a hearing before the Baltimore County Board of Appeals to determine whether St. Paul’s School can build a large, 8,000 sq. ft. maintenance building on the floor of the Greenspring Valley.


The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) is appealing two recent decisions by the county allowing the school to construct this building behind the historic homes, known as Emerson Farms, on Greenspring Valley Road. The building will include a large conference area, offices, and restrooms and will be used by maintenance workers and contractors.

VPC and FRCA supported a special exception for the school back in the late ’80s. At that time, the school was considered a non-conforming use in the RC2 zone, and as such, faced a growth restriction of 25% of existing square footage. To give the school some additional room to grow and flexibility, parties agreed to a special exception for the school that included a building envelope.


The proposed maintenance building is outside that building envelope, and the school is also seeking an amendment to the county water and sewer plan to allow hook-up to the existing restricted public sewer line serving Emerson Farms.

That line was a 2″ extension outside the URDL allowed in 1996 to address an emergency situation at the historic homes. The amendment specifically stated that it was to serve only the historic homes.

VPC opposed the school’s request to hook into that line for this new building, but the Planning Board recommended approval and the County Council granted it. That decision must ultimately be approved by the Maryland Department of Environment, and a preliminary finding by the Maryland Department of Planning found that the amendment was not consistent with the Master Plan.

Any FRCA member who is concerned about this project or who may have information helpful to the VPC is urged to contact Teresa Moore at 410-337-6877 and/or attend the March 6 hearing.

The hearing will take place in the Jefferson Building at 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room 206 at 10 a.m.

Chestnut Ridge Country Club 2nd Community Input Meeting


Monday, November 4th, at 7 P.M.,

About the meeting

The second & final Community Input Meeting (“CIM”) addressing the communities concerns about the proposed housing development of the Chestnut Ridge Country Club Property.

This meeting Is your opportunity to learn the impact that this proposed development will have on our roads, our wells, our streams, and our environment and to voice your opinion!

Be there or do not complain this time next year when this travesty can’t be undone.

The Meeting Is Open to the Public.

Your attendance will make a difference!


Mays Chapel United Methodist Church

11911 Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD, 21093

FRCA Annual Dinner – October 28, 2013


You are cordially invited to the Falls Road Community Association annual dinner on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Oregon Ridge Lodge.

  • 5:50 – cocktails (beer and wine)
  • 6:30 – buffet dinner
  • 7:15 – meeting

Cocktails, dinner, and the meeting for only $10.00 per person

Come and hear about important events in the community such as zoning and land use issues such as the development of the Chestnut Ridge Country Club and the Mays Chapel Elementary School.

Our guest speaker will be the renowned environmentalist, writer, and journalist, Mr. Tom Horton.

Invite your neighbors!  Give them a copy of our community notice in local papers with all of the details.


The dinner will be followed by a meeting including updates from the Board of Directors and a talk by Mr. Horton.

Tom Horton is a renowned environmentalist and long-time champion of the environment in Maryland.  He is an award winning author of eight books about the Chesapeake Bay and is best known as a Baltimore Sun columnist from 1972 to 2006.

Questions and issues of importance to the members of the community association will be addressed as well.

RSVP to the Dinner

To reserve your place at the dinner, please send $10.00 per person along with your name, address, and phone number to:


PO Box 555

Brooklandville, MD 21022

Please make checks payable to “The FRCA”.

For more information, please call Carol at (410) 252-8662.

Please RSVP by October 21st.

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New Community Interest page added

At the request of a community and Falls Road Community Association member, a new page has been added to the website to provide information about efforts of note that the community might benefit from being aware.

The page is accessible from the Action menu on the Community Interest menu option.