Towson’s next new apartment complex is slated to have a clubhouse space, bike racks and a rooftop deck.
Federal Realty Investment Trust is developing the downtown Towson property bounded by West Joppa Road, Washington Avenue and York Road. The L-shaped building envelops the SunTrust Bank branch at the same block.
The developer and site planners held a public input meeting Tuesday evening at East Towson Carver Community Center as part of a county development process that mandates developers have a working development plan submitted for approval within a year of the meeting date. Only five area residents attended the meeting. Those in attendance saw presentations on the site’s architecture, layout and landscaping.
via Plans for new Towson apartment development presented – baltimoresun.com.
Fifth District Baltimore County Councilman David Marks last week formed a committee to consider a circulator transportation system, free to riders, for downtown Towson.
The Greater Towson Committee’s transportation and placemaking subcommittee is spearheading the seven-member committee. The committee intends to make recommendations about a Towson circulator by the end of September.
Exactly what the Towson circulator would be, its route and who would fund it are questions that the circulator committee will investigate.
via Councilman forms committee to study downtown Towson circulator – baltimoresun.com.
A new development is set to bring 100 apartments into downtown Towson.
Federal Realty Investment Trust is behind the project and officials there are targeting a mid-2016 opening for the complex, a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, Lisa Geiger, company spokeswoman, said.
The building is planned for 627 York Road, near the existing SunTrust Bank branch. An informational meeting is set for Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. in the East Towson Carver Community Center, at 300 Lennox Ave. No rendering of the project was yet available, Geiger said.
via 100-unit apartment house planned for Towson – baltimoresun.com.
The Baltimore County Council gave the green light Monday for county agencies to review plans for a controversial redevelopment of a government center in Dundalk and construction of a student housing project in Towson.
With one member absent, the council voted unanimously to advance plans for Merritt Pavilion in Dundalk and 101 York in Towson, as well as a project in Reisterstown known as 25 Main Street.
The three projects are “planned unit developments,” a county designation that gives developers flexibility in zoning regulations if their proposals offer a demonstrated benefit to the community.
via Balto. Co. Council approves review of Towson, Dundalk projects – baltimoresun.com.
And so it begins. With the opening this week of the 15-screen Cinemark movie multiplex, Towson will get a look at the first wave of visitors drawn by nearly $800 million due in new investment that will transform the town center of the county seat of government. The theater is the first in a series of density-boosting projects.
The new Cineplex is equivalent in size to the multiscreen movie emporiums in Hunt Valley and White Marsh, but with a crucial difference. Those suburban theaters are surrounded by ample free surface parking, which is what moviegoers in Baltimore County are accustomed to. In Towson, film fans arriving by car might try to find street parking, but will mostly have to pay to use a garage.
via Opening of movie multiplex is first test of Towson’s readiness [Editorial] – baltimoresun.com.