Councilwoman Cathy Bevin (D-6) announced on social media that she is withdrawing County Council Bill 30-19 that would have “authoriz(ed) single-family detached dwellings, semi-detached or duplex dwellings and group houses” on Ebenezer Road in Middle River.
“After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw the bill at this time. The bill would have permitted a development as well as a site for a new school on Ebenezer Road,” Bevins wrote in a statement on Monday.
“The lack of adequate school seats has been a challenge for Baltimore County as a whole but particularly in Eastern Baltimore County.”
Ryan Nawrocki, a political rival of Bevins and a community advocate, thanked members of the Middle River community for fighting against this project and credited them for delaying the project
We did it! Thanks to everyone’s hard work and the media coverage we received regarding the community’s concerns, the bill to allow 200 townhouses on the McBride property on Ebenezer Road has been withdrawn,” Nawrocki said. “This is definitely a great victory for the community and shows that when the community works together our voices can’t be ignored.”