Baltimore County Police Chief Terry Sheridan
New Baltimore County Police Chief Terry Sheridan will be the special guest speaker of Towson Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC) meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church of Towson – 40 E.Burke Ave. 2nd floor conference room.
Towson Precinct Captain Jay Landsman Jr. and Officer Gary Doucett will also attend to address concerns and questions. This is a rare opportunity for the Towson area public to communicate in person with Chief Sheridan.
Developer Caves Valley Partners has abandoned a controversial proposal to purchase the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland building in Towson for use as office space.
Arthur Adler, a partner with Caves Valley, said the Towson-based company canceled the deal during a “study period” that had been part of a contract for purchase.
In May, the Presbyterian Home of Maryland nursing home announced that it was leaving the building on Georgia Court near the heart of Towson after nearly 90 years of operation there and putting the land and building up for sale.
Caves Valley made an offer to buy the property and struck a tentative agreement with Baltimore County government to lease the space for government workers.
“We do office space, and we thought it would be cool office space,” Adler said.
But that idea came under fire from some neighbors who were concerned about traffic and other issues related to potential office use. Additionally, some wanted the property preserved because of its local history as the Bosley Mansion, the mid-1800s home of a prominent early Towson family.
Source: New buyers interested in Presbyterian Home property in Towson – Baltimore Sun
\Recent coverage of state Sen. Jim Brochin’s bill to eliminate the perception of “pay to play” in Baltimore County has raised some important issues (“Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County,” Jan. 16).
First and most surprising is that rather than support this effort, many in government are reacting negatively.
For what seems like an eternity, the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations and other responsible organizations have been struggling to have a voice in the development of Baltimore County, especially in the Towson area. GTCCA remains involved in a legal case involving the 101 York development.
In order for those representing the interests of homeowners and citizens to be truly free of corporate influence it seems eminently logical to restrict financial contributions from those who stand to most directly impact the quality of life for residents of Baltimore County, namely land developers and land use corporations.
Source: Time to ban ‘pay to play’ in Baltimore County – Baltimore Sun