A developer seeking to build a high-rise apartment building for college students in the heart of Towson has been dealt a setback.
A Baltimore County administrative judge rejected plans last week for 101 York, a 248-unit student housing project proposed for York Road, just north of Towson University’s campus.
In his ruling Thursday, Administrative Law Judge John E. Beverungen rejected the plans from developer David Schlachman of DMS Development on the grounds that the project doesn’t have an approved stormwater-control plan.
Once Schlachman obtains stormwater approval, Beverungen set several restrictions on the 101 York project, including requiring the developer to pay more than $1.3 million in fees toward open-space projects. DMS also must restrict the building’s residents to Towson University students and cannot put a bar or tavern in the building’s ground-floor retail space.
via 101 York student housing project in Towson dealt setback – Baltimore Sun.
Location, location, location is the old adage about what makes a business successful.
In the case of Bonefish Grill, the new restaurant in Towson Square, the location is 127 W. Joppa Road, in the $85 million entertainment complex with a multiplex movie theater in Towson.
“They have the premium location in Towson Square,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restaurant last week.
Although the 15-screen, 3,400-seat Cinemark theater is the primary magnet of Towson Square, County Councilman David Marks thinks Bonefish Grill, a slightly upscale chain restaurant known for its fresh seafood and eclectic cocktails, will be a major draw among the handful of other restaurants that have opened or are planned in Towson Square, including BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Hanabi Japanese Restaurant, and the Bobby Flay-inspired Bobby’s Burger Palace, as well as La Tagliatella, Nando’s Peri-Peri and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.
via Fanfare for a new restaurant suggests ‘Towson’s time’ is coming – Baltimore Sun.
From the Towson Chamber of Commerce:
The Towson Tipster is now live! Find local restaurants, events, services, and more right here in Towson. The mobile app is available on Android and Apple smartphones and you can download it now by clicking the links below.
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Take control of your Towson Tipster business page and upload events and specials!
In order for your business to be listed on the Towson Tipster, your business will need to fall under all these categories:
- Located in the heart of Towson
- Need to sell a product, and some services
- Falls under the following divisions: Shopping, Accommodations (Apartments & Hotels), Restaurants, Services (ATM, Auto, Cleaners, Courthouse, Florist, Gas Stations, Hair Salons, Hospitals, Nail Salons, and Taxi Services), Arts & Entertainment (Gyms, Book Stores, Movie Theater), Nightlife (Bars and Clubs)
- It also will include events from Towson University and Goucher College
- It will have maps and parking information
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Towson Tipster, please email Brooke at email@example.com.
The new owner of the Shops at Kenilworth wants to knock out the walls to revitalize the aging neighborhood shopping center with more windows, more places to eat and a rooftop terrace to help boost sales.
But the $20 million in changes aren’t meant to alter the flavor of the small Towson mall, known for summer movies and holiday trains, easy in-and-out trips and longtime local tenants.
“We’ll do all the stuff that we’ve always done, but it’s going to have a more sleek, contemporary look,” said Brian Gibbons, chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons, which took a stake in the property in July and expects to close on the full property in April, a deal valuing the center at roughly $25 million.
via New Kenilworth owner plans $20M renovation – Baltimore Sun.
A message from the Towson University President’s Office:
Dear Towson University Neighbors:
On Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am Towson University will be conducting a test of its External (Outdoor) Voice Emergency System. Please be advised, audible warning tones, recorded voice messages and a live voice message indicating that a test is being conducted may be heard in the communities/areas adjacent to the university.
Members of the university and greater Towson community should be aware this is only a test; no action is required.
Any questions about the test should be directed to the Office of Public Safety’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety at 410-704-2949.