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October 31, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part VI: Towards a Non-Euclidean Model of Development

 

     In 2004, Baltimore County adopted an alternative zoning process entitled the “Renaissance Development Pilot Program” in an effort to revitalize older communities. The program provided for a...

September 1, 2015

ATTENTION LAND OWNDERS, BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS, and CITIZENS

 

As you may know, the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) in Baltimore County takes place every four years on a schedule specified by the County Code.  During this time, requests for zoning changes may be ma...

August 31, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part V: The Great Inversion

 

     Suburbia began with the best of intentions. The dream was to be an antidote to city life.  As the industrial revolution gained steam during the nineteenth century, cities were not very pleasant places to live. They w...

July 1, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part IV

NOR SHALL PRIVATE PROPERTY BE TAKEN WITHOUT JUST COMPENSATION:  THE TROUBLE WITH REGULATION

 

         

If you owned a piece of property and the government acquired it, you would of course be entitled to c...

May 1, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part III

THE TROUBLE WITH ROADS

 

          We are drowning in a sea of traffic. A recent article in The Washington Post confirmed what everyone suspected-  D.C.  Metro   area traffic is the worst in the country.  America is the most car dependent coun...

April 17, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part II

The Trouble with Zoning

 

            One of the great drivers of suburban sprawl is our near universal reliance on Euclidean zoning, which was created a century ago in response to very urban problems in lower Manhattan....

February 11, 2015

ATTENTION BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS

 

Re: Baltimore Co. Stormwater Management Administrative Waivers Policy

 

On February 10, 2015, DEPS distributed an outline to the BCEA which clarifies the Stormwater Management Administrative Waivers Policy for Baltimore County.  Attached h...

January 2, 2015

Death of the Suburbs

Part I

 

It is depressing to contemplate how much bad development has been caused by faulty public policy.  It takes years of meticulous engineering, review, public hearings and approvals for anything to be developed, and yet the result is so disappoi...

December 17, 2014

ATTENTION BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS

As you may know, the Maryland Stormwater Act of 2007 requires ESD to the MEP- environmental site design to the maximum extent practicable.

 

Many development projects received an administrative waiver and will be exempt from providing ESD t...

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7.19.19

David Thaler accepts highest professional engineering award at NSPE Conference.

4.29.19

David Thaler teaches the GIS class at Washington College and gives a public lecture on campus.

3.26.19   DST&A was honored to present the first ;ecture in a series entitled State of the State: Current Issues Affecting Land Development in Maryland hosted by the MBIA.

10.17.18

David Thaler lectures to the MD Committee on Geographic Information Systems entitled

How a Survey Error by Captain John Smith in 1608 Led to the Granddaddy of all Boundary Disputes That Was Only Resolved by the Greatest Engineering of the Age  - The Mason Dixon Survey

10.3.18   David Thaler gives lecture held by The Security Title: A Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore entitled The Secrets of Surveying and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys

7.20.18   David Thaler named Top Consulting Engineer in the Country by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

4.18.18   DST&A was named 2017 Consulting Firm of the Year by the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District

3.27.18   DST&A was honored to present the first class in a series entitled Advanced Priniples of Land Devlopment hosted by the MBIA.

1.25.18  David Thaler presents a license to one of our own colleagues, Andrew Brown, at the MDSPE sponsored dinner honoring newly licensed professional engineers in Maryland.

Jan/Feb 2017 Part VIII of the Fundamental Principals of Land Development Series entitled Water, Water, Now Not Quite Everywhere

Nov/Dec 2017 Part VII of the Fundamental Principals of Land Development Series entitled Water, Water Everywhere

10.4.17 David Thaler gives a lecture to the agents of Old Republic Title entitled

THE SECRETS OF SURVEYING and EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ALTA/NSPS LAND TITLE SURVEYS

Sept/Oct 2017 Part VI of the Fundamental Principals of Land Development Series entitled Secrets of Succesful Site Selection.

July/Aug 2017 Part V of the Fundamental Principals of Land Development Series entitled The Process of Subdivision and Land Development Approval.

3.28.17   DST&A was honored to present the first class in a series entitled the Fundamentals of Land Devlopment hosted by the MBIA.

3.23.17  David Thaler presents a license to one of our own colleagues, Ken Snodgrass, at the MDSPE sponsored dinner honoring newly licensed professional engineers in Maryland.

11.15.2016 DS Thaler & Associates Celebrates 40 years in Business!

An Anniversary Party was held on November 15th at the Grandstand Grille Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

You've worked hard for your land, now make your land work for you!

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