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As Towson grows, residents want developers to pay for parks, open space
As Towson grows, residents want developers to pay for parks, open space

As Towson booms with multimillion-dollar building projects and revitalization efforts in older areas, residents say something is missing: open space. Amid the wave of retail, restaurants, housing and offices, residents say green space, parkland and fields in Towson are growing scarce — and they worry the county's desire to make its seat a vibrant urban center is further de-emphasizing open space for families. "You can't just put up concrete everywhere," said Mike Ertel, president of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations. Most jurisdictions, including Baltimore County, require developers to include a certain amount of open space — parks,...

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