We are very encouraged by Wednesday’s announcement by Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly to introduce legislation that would impose a six-month moratorium on approvals or permits for warehouse developments in Harford County.
“This proposed legislation would put a six-month hold on any approvals or permits on warehousing and distribution facilities in Harford County. This pause will allow my administration necessary time to study the zoning and development regulations concerning mega-warehouses and their placement within the County”, County Executive Cassilly said. “Today’s mega-warehouses and distribution centers did not exist when our zoning code was written, and it’s critical that we evaluate their potential impacts on our community, economy, and natural environment.”
The County Executive’s proposed legislation will be introduced to the County Council and we look forward to reading the text of the bill and understanding how it may benefit the 900 plus families living on the Perryman Peninsula as well as Harford County residents more generally.
3P leader, Paul Fallace, said “It will be important for citizens to participate in the legislative process including attending County Council meetings and testifying on the legislation. Bob Cassilly campaigned on the inappropriateness of these Mega Freight Distribution buildings in Perryman and Abingdon Woods so it is good to see him take action to support both communities and honor his commitments to the people.”
3P Protect Perryman Peninsula asks all supporters to attend the County Council meeting on February 7, 2023 starting at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Council Chambers, 212 S. Bond Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.