TOWSON, Md. —It’s a balancing act in Towson these days, finding the right mix of downtown development and green space.
People packed into a planning board meeting Thursday night to voice their disgust, with what some call sweetheart deals for developers.
Peter Manciocchi has a burning question.
“I really want to know why my grandson has to sell cookies to support the parks and recreation around here, while these developers, who I personally think are rent-seeking social parasites, they come in here, they stress the infrastructure beyond its capacity, they diminish the quality of life and they expect a free ride,” Manciocchi said.
The Towson grandparent was one of dozens sounding off during the meeting on a plan to keep the status quo when it comes to development versus green space laws.