The only concern he's heard raised is the size of the new development.
About two dozen people attended a community meeting on the project in July at the Arbutus Library. At the meeting, after residents raised concerns about increased traffic, Teeters presented changes to South Rolling Road to ease possible traffic congestion. These include a new left-turn lane heading north on Rolling and a deceleration lane off the southbound lane to ease access to the YMCA/Brightview campus.
The YMCA, which has operated at the site for about 50 years, has already completed Phase I of three steps toward redevelopment of the Catonsville facility. The 4,300-foot expansion included a new fitness floor, enlarged play area for children and improvements to the pool.
Construction of the YMCA's second phase is expected to begin in June, said Eugene Oaksmith, vice president of strategic development for the Y of Central Maryland.
The next phase will enlarge the fitness room and add a new lobby and multipurpose room.
A third phase is dependent on the success of the group's fundraising efforts. It will enlarge the lobby, add a second multi-purpose room as well as a family fitness center.
"We need to expand," Oaksmith said, noting that the demand for programs had been rising.
The first phase of expansion took care of the needs for current members — about 3,500 to 4,000 members. Further expansion, it is hoped, will draw new members.
"We need to expand," said Oaksmith, adding that the demand for programs has been rising.
In February 2012, the Baltimore County Council approved a resolution for the Planned Unit Development on the 20-acre YMCA site, introduced by Councilman Tom Quirk, who represents the 1st District, which includes Catonsville.
A PUD resolution was proposed because the site's underlying zoning didn't provide the flexibility necessary for the project, according to Quirk.
The site is zoned for residential use and to allow for a maximum of two units per acre.
Plans for the expansion are detailed on the YMCA's website at http://catonsvilleydev.ymaryland.org/.