Baltimore County’s Development Review Committee ruled Tuesday that a proposed Family Dollar store on Sherwood Road in Idlewylde must be subject to the county’s full development process including a public input meeting.
Colleen Kelly, chief of development management for Baltimore County, said a combination of necessary variances as well as burst of community opposition led her to send the project to full review.
The 8,240-square-foot proposed store is allowed due to the business local zoning designation that overlays most of the .89 wooded acres at the site at 6325 Sherwood Road and thus could have been exempt from the development process.
via Proposed Family Dollar in Idlewylde subject to development process, committee said – baltimoresun.com.
The Baltimore County Council on Monday night approved contracts of sale on three county-owned parcels of land, opening the door for private development at the sites in Dundalk, Towson and Randallstown.
Council members voted 7-0 to approve the contracts, two of which had been passionately opposed by residents in Towson and Dundalk.
via Baltimore County Council Approves Public Property Sale – Government – Towson, MD Patch.
Towson University recently began design on a pair of student apartment buildings in the campus’ West Village area and plans to start construction late next year, said Deb Moriarty, vice president for student affairs.
Phases III and IV of the West Village housing plans include one 300-bed and one 400-bed apartment building, which will feature four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area in each unit.
via Design started for new dorms at Towson University – baltimoresun.com.
The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously approved the $8.3 million sale of the Towson fire station and public works site at the corner of Bosley Avenue and York Road, despite vocal opposition from a state legislator and residents of the nearby West Towson community.
“The administration made it very clear the fire station was going to move, regardless of tonight’s vote,” said Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson. “I decided it was best to advance the discussion over the future uses at York Road and Bosley Avenue to the Planned Unit Development process that I can control as a councilman. No development was approved tonight.”
via Baltimore County Council approves Towson fire station property sale – baltimoresun.com.
The annual spring festival may be the Towson Chamber of Commerce’s key fundraiser but Winterfest 2013, which begins with Black Friday, Nov. 29, and runs through the weekend before Christmas, is the chamber’s annual key “fun-raiser.”
“We draw children and adults into downtown Towson with the promise of giving them a wonderful experience,” said chamber President James Jones of M&T Bank.
The chamber adds something new each time “to make it a better and better experience,” Jones said and this year Winterfest includes a tree-decorating contest among nearly 40 businesses, restaurants and bars where the 3- to 4-foot high Christmas trees will be displayed.
via Towson Winterfest kicks off with annual tree lighting – baltimoresun.com.