Dozens of Towson-area residents packed a Baltimore County Planning Board meeting Thursday night to press for larger open space fees from developers.
The Planning Board is reviewing the fees that the county charges to developers who can’t fit enough open space within their projects. Their recommendations will be sent to the Baltimore County Council.
In Towson, where there is significant development and redevelopment, many projects are charged little in open space fees due to exemptions in the rules. This has frustrated community activists and parents who say there aren’t enough parks to enjoy or fields to support sports programs.
“We’re not against developers, but we want open government and we want open space,” West Towson resident Josh Glikin told members of the Planning Board during a public hearing Thursday night.