The owner of Towson Circle, anchored by Trader Joe’s, Pier 1 Imports and Barnes & Noble, is developing plans to redevelop the high-profile property, adding a 400-unit apartment tower and hotel.
Retail Properties of America Inc., an Illinois-base real estate investment trust focused on shopping centers, discussed the proposal in a recent earnings call about its 2014 performance. A spokeswoman for the firm said it hopes to provide an update on the redevelopment of the prominently located site in the next two months.
The firm has not contacted Baltimore County officials about the proposal, said spokeswoman Fronda Cohen. Cohen said the idea is in keeping with the other recent investments in downtown Towson, which are moving the area toward a denser and more urban feel.
Source: Towson Circle owner plans apartment tower, hotel – Baltimore Sun
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Greg Bauer has been waiting a long time for resurfacing and other improvements on East Burke Avenue.
“The current road surface was done so long ago that most of the locals can’t remember when it was done,” said Bauer, president of the Burkleigh Square Community Association and a resident since 1976.
Now, residents along the road, which Bauer calls one of Towson’s major east-west arteries, may finally see some significant work done in the coming months. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s proposed capital budget of $375 million for fiscal year 2016 includes $700,000 for resurfacing East Burke and replacement of curbs, gutters and sidewalks from Hillen to York Roads, roughly a half-mile stretch of East Burke.
via East Burke Avenue slated for resurfacing, new sidewalks – Baltimore Sun.
After Loch Raven Village residents mobilized a campaign opposing plans to put a road salt storage dome at a neighborhood school, Baltimore County officials have backed away from the proposal.
Dozens of Loch Raven Village residents dressed in red shirts cheered Monday night when Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins announced that the salt dome would not be relocated to the Loch Raven Technical Academy. Bevins walked into Monday night’s council meeting waving a red “Halt the Salt” sign.
“It’s the most ridiculous place ever to put a salt dome,” said Bevins, a Middle River Democrat who represents the neighborhood. “It just doesn’t make sense.”
via Baltimore County nixes Loch Raven school property as salt dome site – Baltimore Sun.