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Baltimore County officials, residents debate merits of Towson Row deal

Baltimore County officials, residents debate merits of Towson Row deal

For nearly three hours, members of the Baltimore County Council heard conflicting opinions Tuesday on whether to grant millions in financial aid to developers of the stalled Towson Row mixed-use development.

County residents from Lansdowne to Fort Howard told council members they should not give developers $43 million in assistance, saying such a deal favors business interests over citizens who want money spent on schools and roads.

Representatives of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Towson business community, meanwhile, said a tax incentive package would be a smart investment to get a transformative redevelopment project off the ground.

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