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Green Towson Alliance slates June 6 zoning rally downtown

Traffic moves along York Road in downtown Towson.
Traffic moves along York Road in downtown Towson. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun file)

The Green Towson Alliance, an environmental group, will host a rally in downtown Towson on Monday, June 6 calling for more green space and walkability as downtown Towson's redevelopment continues.

The rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Patriot Plaza, outside the Historic Courthouse.

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The rally will precede two meetings the Baltimore County Council is scheduled to conduct June 6 during which it will consider the question of how Towson should be developed in the future.

At 6 p.m., as part of the council's regularly scheduled meeting, Councilman David Marks, a Republican who represents Towson, is expected to reintroduce legislation regarding an overlay district that would alter zoning rules for Towson.

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At 7 p.m. the council has scheduled a public hearing on zoning changes being proposed for councilmanic district 5, which includes Towson, under Baltimore County's Comprehensive Zoning Map Process.

Members of the Green Towson Alliance would like to see stronger definitions of open space, updates to the county's landscaping manual and guidelines for environmental best practices as part of Towson's redevelopment plans, said member Beth Miller.

"This is something that the citizens will want," Miller said.

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