Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

South Plant Chiller Upgrade and Utility Distribution
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21211

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works is accepting public review and comments on this project’s application for a Qualitative Control Waiver.

Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University, 3910 Keswick Road, N-3100, Baltimore, MD 21211
ESD #: 7906
Watershed(s): Jones Falls

Project Description: The project has an approximate stormwater management Limit of Disturbance (LOD) of 0.39 acres and is located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus in Baltimore City. The site falls on either side of Wyman Park Drive between Bowman Drive and South Gate.  Johns Hopkins University proposes to install new utilities including heating hot and chiller water, domestic water, electrical ductbank and telecommunications ductbank in order to provide service connections for the proposed Agora project and to better service the campus in the future.  The utilities will be brought from 3400 N Charles St (main campus; east side of Wyman Park Drive) and will be brought across the Wyman Park Drive public right-of-way to 3100 Wyman Park Drive (west side of Wyman Park Drive).  Site work will be limited to the removal of existing pavements and surface features in order to install the utilities and all of the site will be returned to existing conditions.

The Applicant is requesting a qualitative control waiver in accordance with Article 7, Division II, §23-2 of the City Code.  The Applicant has demonstrated that the 0.39 disturbed acre (0.22 ac. Impervious) project will return to predevelopment runoff conditions. The applicant will not be required to provide qualitative control controls for the 0.39 disturbed acres of area for this project.

To obtain information about this application, please contact Mr. Nathaniel Krause, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Research, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected].

Send information or comments about this variance request to Mr. Nathaniel Krause, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Research, Plans Review Section, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD  21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected] by 4:30 PM, October 5, 2020. Comments received after 4:30 PM, October 5, 2020, will not be considered.

Any further notices about actions on this variance request will be posted on the Department’s website.

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