The most divisive part of a planned Towson development is no longer in the cards, after an agreement between developers and residents.
The Towson Station development will no longer include a planned Royal Farms gas station and convenience store, which once anchored the plan, after a deal reached between the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations and Caves Valley Partners. The development is to be built on land formerly home to the Towson fire station at York Road and Bosley Avenue.
“I am pleased the community and CVP were able to find common ground and a workable solution for this project that will serve as an important development in Towson,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a proponent for the project, said in a statement. “I appreciate the efforts of Councilman [Tom] Quirk who facilitated these discussions and I look forward to the new mutually agreed-upon version of this project moving forward.”
The new plan includes the two retail buildings originally proposed, along with a new pad site user where Royal Farms would have been. Under the agreement, the tenant that goes there can’t be a gas station, convenience store or 24-hour business, unless that business is an urgent care facility. Other design concessions were also made by developers.
The tenants that remain in the plans for Towson Station include Men’s Wearhouse, Mod Pizza and Mission BBQ, according to the property’s broker, H&R Retail.
“GTCCA would like to thank all parties involved in the hard work that was required to come to an agreement on this development,” GTCCA President Bryan Fischer said. “We, the residential communities of Towson, hope that this is the beginning of a positive and productive relationship with Caves Valley Partners. We thank CVP for their engagement and willingness to compromise.”
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