Towson’s American Legion Post No. 22 has lost half of its original eight acres over the years, former post Commander Jim Rebbert said. Some to eminent domain for county roads, some encroached upon by Towson University, he said.
But its prospective new neighbor is a bridge too far, he and other American Legion members said at a community input meeting Tuesday on the 101 York mixed-use student housing and retail project.
“There are a lot of things that could be done,” Rebbert said during the meeting held in the county’s Jefferson Building. “I still look at it as putting a 10-pound building on a 5-pound site.”
via Encroachment worry of next-door American Legion on 101 York project – Baltimore Sun.
Towson, Maryland is an urban-adjacent town just north of Baltimore City, with a mix of young families, retirees, and young professionals and a growing population of college students. As of 2014, Towson University’s undergraduate population totaled over 18,000 students, with on-campus housing available for fewer than 5,000 students. This means that up to 13,000 students are contributing to the traffic on Towson’s roads during the school year. As of 2012, Census data estimates that nearly 60% of Towson’s household population is college-enrolled, compared to 33% in other Baltimore suburbs. This presents challenges for maintaining a steady flow of traffic, but Towson’s students have free access to multiple bus and shuttle routes connecting apartment complexes, other colleges, and popular spots in the city.
via Transportation Options Underserving Residents in Towson, Maryland | The GRID |Global Site Plans.
A wet wind tugged at Tom Repsher’s umbrella as he watched his log cabin, known as the Historic Parker House, being moved on wheels from Jefferson to Fairmount avenues in Towson late Wednesday.
Police cars blocked the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue, a rainswept street off Towsontown Boulevard, while movers and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers waited for a nearby day care center to close for the evening, before they coordinated the roughly 90-minute trek down Jefferson to Towsontown and up to 410 Fairmount Ave.
via Log cabin from 1800s relocated within East Towson – Baltimore Sun.
Construction of two new apartment-style dorms in West Village began recently in accordance with phases three and four of the West Village housing project outlined in the University’s Master Plan.“We continue to have demand for increased housing on campus,” Assistant Vice President of Housing & Residence Life Jerry Dieringer said.The construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2016, will result in the addition of “two high-rise buildings with the capability of 700 beds” to the West Village area, Director of Construction Services Scott Guckert said.
via The Towerlight » Ground broken for new halls.
A third community input meeting on the proposed 101 York planned unit development has been set for Tuesday, Oct 28, 7-9 p.m.
The meeting site, according to the Baltimore County government website is the Jefferson Building in Towson, at 105 West Chesapeake Ave., Room 104. The 101 York PUD would include a mixed-unit building with 611 beds dedicated as college dormitory space, 494 parking spaces and 9,300 square feet of commercial space.
via Third community input meeting set for 101 York project – baltimoresun.com.