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April Towson University ConnectTU community newsletter

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The latest community newsletter from the Office of the President is available here:
http://www.towson.edu/innovation/email/PresidentsOffice/ConnectTU_April2015.html

Baltimore County Md. News – Kamenetz Unveils $4 Million Funding Plan for New Towson Area Recreation and Open Space

Towson, Maryland (April 8, 2015) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled an exciting public and private funding plan to provide $4 million of additional recreation and open space in the Towson area. Utilizing generous contributions from the Baltimore Ravens, Caves Valley Partners, the Towson Recreation Council and Towsontowne Recreation Council, the County will be able to fund two new turf fields. The County also intends to repurpose the existing concrete Patriot Plaza in front of the County Courts Building into an attractive passive park, complementing the renowned Historic Courthouse Gardens. Up to $800,000 in private funding would supplement $3.2 million of County funds, for a total of $4 million for improved open space needs.

“It is very gratifying to have the business and recreation communities join with County government to create more recreational opportunities for Towson families,” said County Executive Kamenetz. “The contribution by both the Ravens and Caves Valley Partners shows once again why it is so important to have local businesses that invest in Baltimore County. I am also very appreciative of the support of both volunteer recreation councils that are making this project possible.”

via Baltimore County Md. News – Kamenetz Unveils $4 Million Funding Plan for New Towson Area Recreation and Open Space.

Towson to get 2 artificial turf fields, new urban park – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County will tap donations from the Baltimore Ravens and a prominent local developer to build two new artificial turf fields in Towson, a community where families have complained recently that recreational space is scarce.

Artificial turf fields will be installed in the stadiums at Towson High School and the Carver Center for Arts and Technology. In addition, the county also will tear up the concrete Patriot Plaza outside the Circuit Courthouse to turn it into a green, passive park.

The projects will cost $4.6 million, paid through a combination of tax dollars and private donations — including from a developer who has a major project under county review.

Caves Valley Partners, which is developing the 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use Towson Row project on York Road, will chip in $200,000 toward the artificial turf fields.

via Towson to get 2 artificial turf fields, new urban park – Baltimore Sun.

Balto. Co. Planning Board punts open space issue to County Council – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County’s Planning Board on Thursday chose not to take a position on whether to change open space fees that developers pay — an issue that has drawn considerable interest in the booming Towson area.

Rather than formally adopt a report from the county planning staff that recommends no changes in the fees, board members voted to simply forward the report to the County Council, suggesting council members decide whether to change the fees.

The county requires developers to set aside a certain amount of green space in their developments. Developers who can’t comply with the rule can ask to pay a waiver fee to the county instead.

In Towson, however, some proposed developments will pay little or no open space waiver fees due to exceptions that were carved out 15 years ago for developments in town center districts, including student housing projects. The 1-million-square-foot Towson Row mixed-use development on York Road, for example, is slated to pay $55,000 in open space fees.

via Balto. Co. Planning Board punts open space issue to County Council – Baltimore Sun.

New Towson Mews Proposal Adds Open Space | County Councilman David Marks

On Monday, March 16, the Baltimore County Council passed an amended Planned Unit Development resolution for Towson Mews, a residential development proposed near Historic East Towson.

I am very pleased we were able to accommodate many concerns from residents of Historic East Towson. They wanted more open space and a development plan that was better integrated into the local neighborhood. We worked with the developer to create a new common area, and to require the donation of street trees that will be planted in Historic East Towson.

Towson Mews is a good project. It will bridge the gap between Downtown Towson and one of our most historic neighborhoods in Baltimore County. I am happy we created a consensus plan.

via New Towson Mews Proposal Adds Open Space | County Councilman David Marks.