The Greater Towson Council of Community Associations GTCCA, an umbrella group representing 30 communities in the Towson area, supports Rodgers Forge Community’s position on the proposed softball field renovation. As evidenced by comments from nearby residents at the meeting of July 21, there is overwhelming sentiment that even with the adjustments to the plan it is still unacceptable.
If the softball field remains in the current location, there will be another contentious process when the addition of lighting becomes a reality at some future date.
via GTCCA supports Rodgers Forge position on TU field [Letter] – baltimoresun.com.
When Janet Bolster emerged from a meeting April 10 of Towson community leaders and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, she was under the impression that Towson High School would be getting an artificial turf field soon, likely as early as this fall, in time for the 2014-2015 school year.
Artificial turf will indeed be installed at Towson High, at 69 Cedar Ave., at its main stadium field. But the earliest the field will be ready is spring of 2016, a schedule that is causing consternation among leaders like Bolster, then-president and now immediate past president of the Towson Recreation Council, and Bruce Chesser, president of Towson Sports Boosters, who also attended the meeting.
“It’s disappointing,” said Bolster, whose nonprofit organization provides recreational opportunities for the Towson community, primarily youth, and who, without the Towson High field, is now scrambling to find athletic venues for its youth sports programs next spring.
via Towson High School to get new turf field by spring 2016 sports season – baltimoresun.com.
As an unprecedented wave of development gets under way in Towson, a close examination is necessary of the transportation infrastructure that must be in place to accommodate the boom in residents and visitors. The formation of a committee by 5th District Councilman David Marks to study a bus circulator is an important step in that direction.
The clock is ticking. The window of opportunity is closing for putting buses to work before the congestion hits.
The cluster of bars, restaurants, movie screens and a nightclub in the center of Towson will constitute one of Baltimore County’s major entertainment hubs, and this surge in density will inevitably make parking a deterrent for some and ultimately a problem that must be solved.
via Now is the time for action on a Towson bus circulator [Editorial] – baltimoresun.com.
In a letter Tuesday to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, school Superintendent Dallas Dance said he had agreed to drop the plan to renovate the former Loch Raven Elementary School and put an addition on the Cromwell Valley Elementary School.
“As we discussed, I am committed to working with you, as we have been, regarding our capital plan moving forward,” Dance said.
via Dance tells Kamenetz he’s dropping plans for two schools – baltimoresun.com.
When the Towson Square movie complex opened July 10, the Baltimore County parking “czar” Kenneth Mills Jr. was ready.
Earlier in the month, on July 1, Mills, CEO of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, instituted changes in public parking rates and hours with the dual goals of maximizing parking spaces and avoiding the dreaded gridlock.
However, some of the changes may be scaled back because of complaints from local residents, according to 5th District County Councilman David Marks, who, along with 42nd District state Sen. Jim Brochin met with Mills Friday.
via Public parking rates, hours change in Towson – baltimoresun.com.