The Towson area will benefit from a new turf field at Towson High, additional police officers in downtown Towson and area school construction projects as part of the county’s fiscal year 2015 budget, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Tuesday.
“This budget helps address two of the most consistent concerns I hear about Towson’s growth — public safety and the need to preserve and improve green space,” Councilman David Marks, who represents the 5th District, including Towson, said in a statement.
The artificial turf field is part of a $2 million budget item for fields at Towson High as well as Dundalk High and the new Catonsville Regional Park at Spring Grove State Hospital. The cost for the Towson High field specifically was not given.
via Turf at Towson High, downtown police and schools construction part of 2015 budget – baltimoresun.com.
York Road is the main thoroughfare in downtown Towson and those commuters who travel it on a daily basis know the congestion around the intersection of York and Burke Avenue during rush hour.
The crossroads has been deemed by the county as a failing intersection, meaning congestion is a critical issue because the crossroads cannot handle the amount of vehicles it sees at a given time.
However, Baltimore County officials say the stretch of York Road just north of Burke Avenue is exempt from a development moratorium in place near failing intersections — according to its annual Basic Services Map, which designates infrastructure and traffic needs across the county.
via Community leaders want Towson failing intersection recognized – baltimoresun.com.
On Thursday April 17th, Towson University and the Greater Baltimore Economic Forum have partnered together to present a Democratic Gubernatorial Forum at the Towson University SECU Arena, starting at 7 pm. The candidates are Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur.
Parking will be available in Lot 20. Bag checks will be conducted.
Registration and information HERE.
Baltimore County is improving its sidewalks and streetscapes in downtown Towson to match the glistening new movie theater and restaurants that will open this year at Towson Square, the county announced Thursday.
“The opening of the new Towson Square entertainment center begins an exciting new time for downtown Towson,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. “We want to be sure people can easily and safely navigate downtown by car, by foot, by bicycle, bus or taxi cab.”
According to the statement, the county has already upgraded every street light in downtown Towson between Washington Avenue, Burke Avenue, Virginia Avenue, and Joppa Road. Business owners are also working with the Towson Chamber of Commerce to make their own exterior lighting brighter.
via County announces streetscape improvements around Towson developments – baltimoresun.com.
Towson, Maryland (April 10, 2014) – With Towson Square restaurants and 15 Cinemark movie screens opening this summer, Baltimore County is updating streetscapes and lighting in downtown Towson.
“Downtown Towson is getting ready for its close up,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “The opening of the new Towson Square entertainment center begins an exciting new time for downtown Towson. We want to be sure people can easily and safely navigate downtown by car, by foot, by bicycle, bus or taxi cab.”
via Baltimore County Md. News – Downtown Towson Streetscape and Lighting Improvements Underway.