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Special overlay zoning district proposed for downtown Towson

Special overlay zoning district proposed for downtown Towson

The Baltimore County Planning Board is considering a resolution by County Councilman David Marks to create a special overlay zoning district specifically for downtown Towson as the county's urban center. The county's Master Plan 2020 calls for making the downtown core a more walkable commercial center that encourages compatible mixed-use projects and promotes redevelopment opportunities. However, "legislative efforts designed to achieve those goals have been enacted in a piecemeal fashion," through numerous amendments to the county's existing CT (Commercial, Town Center Core) zoning district since 1993, the resolution states. The proposed Towson Urban Center or...

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