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7:30 pm Monthly GTCCA Meeting January @ Pickersgill Retirement Community
Monthly GTCCA Meeting January @ Pickersgill Retirement Community
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Monthly GTCCA Meeting February @ Pickersgill Retirement Community
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Monthly GTCCA Meeting March @ Pickersgill Retirement Community
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Ribbon cutting on renovated senior high-rise in Towson set for Wednesday – Baltimore Sun

TABCO Towers, a 200-unit affordable senior housing project in downtown Towson, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its remodeled apartments Wednesday.

The complex, at 305 E. Joppa Road, is a 22-story residential complex developed by owner Wishrock Investment Group, a national developer of affordable housing.

Renovations to the multi-family, affordable housing community for households that make less than 60 percent of the area’s median income—or about $75,000— began in late 2015, Wishrock director of development Bryan Shumway said.

Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting will mark the completion of more than $10 million in improvements to the property, according to Shumway.

Wishrock added a community center and a second laundry facility, and renovated the facility’s elevators, common areas and energy efficient heating and cooling units.

Meanwhile, the apartment units received new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and paint.

Read full article: Ribbon cutting on renovated senior high-rise in Towson set for Wednesday – Baltimore Sun

Development at former Towson Circle site to break ground Tuesday – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County officials and the team behind a new development in downtown Towson will host a ceremonial groundbreaking of a project now known as Circle East on Tuesday.

The $30 million redevelopment project is set to replace the former Towson Circle, which included a Trader Joe’s grocery and Barnes and Noble book store with a 390-unit apartment building and 240,000 square feet of street-level retail.

Representatives from Retail Properties of America Inc. and Virginia-based apartment developer AvalonBay will speak at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, along with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks during the groundbreaking.

Company officials re-branded the mixed-use shopping center, at East Joppa and York roads, as Circle East in October.

The ceremony will be at the Towson Circle at 1 E. Joppa Road.

Read full article: Development at former Towson Circle site to break ground Tuesday – Baltimore Sun

A holistic approach to transportation in Baltimore County – Baltimore Sun


As someone who previously worked in the state and federal departments of transportation, I recognize firsthand the caliber of talent in the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. Unfortunately, the county charter gives this agency an almost-exclusive focus on highway transportation when our communities need to also look at pedestrian connections, bicycling and transit where appropriate. When the Baltimore County Council considers charter changes in the spring, there should be a particular focus on making our public works department a 21st century agency.

The charter should be amended to replace the current public works agency with a Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, with a specific charge to focus on safety and multimodalism — not just highway engineering. Baltimore County is a different place than it was in 1956, when the charter was adopted. The constituents I represent in Towson support a pilot program to look at the effectiveness of a shuttle in the downtown core. Residents along corridors like Regester Avenue and Stevenson Lane are frustrated by the absence of effective traffic calming — a problem experienced throughout Baltimore County.

Under a new county executive, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure could undertake other strategies to improve communities from Catonsville to Dundalk.

Read full article: A holistic approach to transportation in Baltimore County – Baltimore Sun

Plan for redevelopment of Bosley Mansion site draws praise, some opposition – Baltimore Sun

About 75 people attended a preliminary community input meeting hosted by the developers who are proposing a plan to convert the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland property in Towson into up to 45 luxury condominiums.

Though most of those who spoke the meeting voiced support for the developer’s plan, some Southland Hills residents said they feared it would lead to unwanted traffic congestion in the neighborhood and other potential problems.

The Presbyterian Home of Maryland, an assisted living center and nursing home, closed its Towson site in 2016. The property includes a 165-year old house known as the Bosley Mansion and an expansive green lawn that developers have promised to preserve as part of a community benefit offered in exchange for building beyond the property’s current zoning.

Read full article: Plan for redevelopment of Bosley Mansion site draws praise, some opposition – Baltimore Sun

Bosley Mansion developers submit PUD for condo conversion – Towson Flyer


Anyone following news of the proposed Royal Farms PUD on York Road could be forgiven for feeling dubious at the mention of another PUD application nearby.

But over in the Southland Hills area of Towson, a PUD was recently submitted for the Bosley Mansion that is being met with optimism by the community.

A PUD (Planned Unit Development) is a request for permission to build a project that otherwise would not be allowed by current zoning. In order for a PUD to gain approval, the County Council “must determine that the PUD will achieve substantially higher-quality development than a conventional development or provide a public benefit that would otherwise not be obtained,” according to the county.

The would-be buyers of the Bosley Mansion, which until recently was an assisted-living facility called Presbyterian Home of Maryland that had operated since 1929, are Martin P. Azola, a developer known for adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and Delbert L. Adams, head of the high-end construction firm Delbert Adams Construction Group.

Read full article: Bosley Mansion developers submit PUD for condo conversion – Towson Flyer