Baltimore County has backed away from a controversial proposal to place government offices at a historic mansion in Towson, prompting the developer to return its focus to a residential plan that could result in the building's demolition.
Arthur Adler, a principal with Caves Valley Partners, which has a contract to buy the Presbyterian Home of Maryland's building, said his company is now considering all options for the building — including tearing it down to build homes.
"Everything's on the table at this moment," Adler said Wednesday. "We literally just hired an architect."
The building closed as a nursing facility earlier this year, and the company...