Towson University is updating their Master Plan. Phase 2 incorporates comments by communities at the March Master Plan meetings. There are two opportunities to hear about the Master Plan, ask questions, and provide comments.
Thursday, July 16:
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Open Forum (Minnegan Room, Unitas Stadium, Towson University)
Wednesday July 22:
7:30 – 8:30 pm: Open Forum (Administration Building, AD 424 Conference Room [4th Floor], 8000 York Road, Towson 21252)
Parking is available.
Protecting Towson from perceived overdevelopment and creating more open space in the area are major considerations for communities as Baltimore County begins its comprehensive rezoning process this summer.
“I respect property rights and the need for landowners to sell or develop their land if they choose to do so — but we need to consider impacts on the surrounding neighborhood, as well as the cost of paying for road and schools,” County Councilman David Marks wrote in his July newsletter to his constituents, alerting them that the rezoning effort will soon get under way.
Source: Baltimore County preparing for its first CZMP process in four years – Baltimore Sun
The developer of the much-debated 101 York Road, a proposed student housing and commercial development, has agreed to withdraw the project for consideration at the request of Baltimore County Councilman David Marks.
Marks said the project, previously proposed at 13 stories tall, has been substantially revised in the past month to the point where it would be 20 stories and, therefore, is much different than the version that the County Council and the public had been considering in the county’s community input process.
Source: Developer agrees to withdraw 101 York Road project, for now – Baltimore Sun
As Towson University celebrates its 150th anniversary, the former teachers college continues to grow, adding programs and students.
But that growth is sparking conflict in surrounding Baltimore County neighborhoods. Even as campus leaders fine-tune a campus master plan and determine where to house and teach students — including an extra 2,700 expected over the next 10 years — neighbors are complaining about problems with traffic, parking and rowdy students.
“As the university gets larger and larger, every year there are one or two or three issues that come up,” said Jerry Truelove, who heads a university relations committee for Rodgers Forge, a neighborhood abutting the campus.
Source: Growing Towson University plans for the future – Baltimore Sun
Open space is a coveted rarity in Towson, which is why Baltimore County officials are touting plans by the government to acquire 2.5 acres of Radebaugh Florist property off Aigburth Avenue to preserve it from potential development.
But the attorney for Radebaugh called the announcement “premature.””Not only have we not signed anything, we haven’t even seen the contract yet,” said Daniel Radebaugh, a Towson-based real estate lawyer, whose, father, Stephen Radebaugh, is a principal in CM and JL Radebaugh Co., LLLP, which owns the land in question.
“I think the county acted a little bit quickly. We’re at the very early states of negotiations,” Daniel Radebaugh said.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Friday that the site would become “passive parkland.”
Source: New park might bloom on Radebaugh Florist property – Baltimore Sun