The Radebaugh family, owners of a 92-year-old floral company based in Towson, have agreed to sell a portion of their property off Aigburth Avenue to Baltimore County for use as a new park.
The county has agreed to purchase 2.36 acres of land at 50 Aigburth Avenue for $1.1 million, according to spokeswoman Ellen
Two state legislators are filing bond bills to help Baltimore County buy property owned by Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, in Towson, for use as a county park.
Meanwhile, community leaders and environmental activists are stepping up pressure on the county to acquire the land, including testifying and holding signs of support at a County
Caves Valley Partners, the developer of Towson Row, has agreed to pay an additional $95,000 in open space waiver fees, beyond the $55,000 that the company is required to pay Baltimore County.
The deal was struck in late December and recently announced that the additional money will be paid to two community groups, the
Councilman David Marks received a letter today from Radebaugh’s Florist indicating that they had obtained an estimate for the demolition of the greenhouses on the property that is significantly lower than Baltimore County’s estimate of between $400,000 and $500,000. The new estimate is $143,655.79.
Project Open Space funds will fund the $1.2 million purchase price
Some developers in booming downtown Towson will pay greater fees than previously required to help pay for creation of new parks and open space under a plan approved by the Baltimore County Council on Monday.
Legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks, a Republican who represents Towson, was more than a year in the making and