Please see below for community updates as well as applicable Baltimore County Documents pertaining to our community.
2020 CZMP Submissions
Our community has requested that 4 properties on the Turkey Peninsula have their zoning classifications changed during the 2020 Baltimore County Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. Our requests are to lower the zoning density in an effort to reduce potential future development and keep the rural atmosphere that our community has come to know and love. A decision will be rendered by the County Council in the fall.
Additionally, we are reviewing zoning change requests submitted for other properties within our community and on its outskirts. We will keep our membership abreast of these requests and do our best to advocate for the community’s interests.
Back River Neck Road Blight
Back River Neck Road serves as a gateway to our beautiful community, but has fallen victim to neglect and blight. In an effort to combat this and improve the corridor that leads to our community, the association is proactively submitting requests for code compliance inspections at eyesore properties along this corridor.
We have been successful in having properties cleaned up, and other fined with large fines and have been with working with others to hammer out details on long-term property improvements and development/ zoning plans.
This falls on our list of “long term projects” as it will not be something that can be fixed overnight.
Our Road Clean-Up Crew is always looking for volunteers! It’s a great way to give back to your community and beautify it in the process! For information- contact Tony Schmuacher- Coordinator.
Mantz Property (Osprey Pointe) – This property is located at 1630 Turkey Point Road and comprised of close to 7 acres. A development proposal for a major subdivision was submitted in the fall of 2014 for a 16 lot subdivision for single family homes on this property.
While the project gained initial approval from the county Administrative Law Judge, the Rockaway Beach Improvement Association, Bauernschmidt Manor Improvement Association and nearby residents filed a legal appeal. After a lengthy legal battle, the community unfortunately lost its case and was unsuccessful. The development’s approval has been upheld by the courts.
Schweitzer Property – Located at 1915 Turkey Point Road (also the wooded side of Sue Avenue) this property is approved for the development of 14 single family homes. This property is comprised of 17 acres, many of which will remain undisturbed.
The property is currently for sale and is facing foreclosure, which has been stayed pending the outcome of a bankruptcy case for the owner of record.
Bobby B’s Redevelopment – Located at the corner of Greyhound and Turkey Point Road, this property was home to the former Bobby B’s Palace (also known as Hoffman’s Lounge, Merrick’s Dinner Theatre, and Decker’s Tavern).After many years of neglect and serving as the community’s largest eyesore, the building was purchased in the fall of 2018 by Lakeford Homes LLC for redevelopment into 5 single family homes. The building was demolished and subdivision plans for the two properties are currently pending approval before Baltimore County.
Bills Property – Located across from the Baltimore Boating Center, this property is approved for a 12 house subdivision. The property is currently preparing to break ground in the beginning half of 2018.The project is being undertaken by Lakeford Homes LLC, a locally based development company.
Edgar Grove – This property is located on both sides of Edgar Avenue, leading up and abutting Sue Haven Yacht Club. This property is currently listed for sale.
Josenhan’s Village PUD – Located at 1513 – 1519 Old Eastern Avenue, the property is slated to become a senior only community for residents aged 60+. Following two proposals that were rejected by the community, RBIA was able to work with the property owner to find a developer that was able to come up with a plan that would garner the support of the community.
Approval for this project is currently pending in Baltimore County. The developer was unable to secure all necessary tax credits at the state level to make the project feasible. At this time, the property has been listed for sale. We remain optimistic that the project may come to fruition in the future.
We have now established an official welcoming committee for new residents of the peninsula. If you know of someone who has moved to our neighborhood in the past year, please drop us a line! That way we can present them with a proper “Welcome Basket”!