Residents of Towson’s Southland Hills community gave a mixed assessment Tuesday of plans to turn the historic Bosley Mansion in the heart of their neighborhood into luxury condominiums.
The mansion, built more than 150 years ago, sits at the center of a complex that for generations served as the Presbyterian Home of Maryland until it closed in 2016.
The assisted living center is proposing to sell the property to developers who plan to convert it to 45 condominiums to be called Bosley Estates.
Georgia Chantiles-Ruby, who lives across the street from the mansion, told members of the Baltimore County Council that the renovations would result in an “out-of-character housing product” that wouldn’t fit with the historic homes in the neighborhood.
Others raised concerns that the project would bring an influx of traffic to narrow neighborhood streets, exacerbate parking problems and alter the views from residents’ homes.