Marks Scoping Interest for Baynesville Community Association
The councilman said a community association would make future open space in the area, which suffered gas contamination, more amenable to a land preservation trust.
Councilman David Marks is recruiting members for a prospective Baynesville community association—in part to garner interest from NeighborSpace to preserve and maintain future open space.
In spring, 16 homes in the 1600 blocks of Yakona Road will be razed as part of a settlement following more than 25 years of petroleum contamination from a nearby independently-owned Hess gas station. The demolition will result in a four-acre open space.
Marks hopes the formation of a community association would make the open space more amenable to NeighborSpace, a land preservation trust.
"In order for NeighborSpace to get interested in the project, they want to know there is neighborhood support behind it," Marks said.
Marks is scoping interest along Yakona Road, Naturo Road and Mussula Road in the area bordered by Loch Raven Boulevard, Pleasant Plains Road and East Joppa Road.
"I'm trying to find local residents in that area," he said.
In late-February, Marks proposed legislation to the County Council that would officially recognize Baynesville as a separate neighborhood rather than part of the Loch Raven Commericial District.
For more information, email the councilman at email@example.com.