Opponents to 101 York plan demonstration Thursday

Opponents of a proposed retail and student housing development at the corner of York Road and Burke Avenue, 101 York, will take the issue to the streets Thursday during rush hour.

Members of the American Legion and the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations will bring signs and hand out fliers at the intersection between 4:30 and 6 p.m., according to Mike Parr, adjutant for the Sons of the American Legion.

Parr said the issue is heating up as county officials take the next steps in considering the project, a planned unit development.

A resolution to approve the continued review of 101 York was due to be considered in a County Council work session May 13. A final vote on the measure is expected May 22. Basic services maps are on the agenda of the Planning Board meeting Thursday, May 15, at 4 p.m. 101 York is expected to be discussed.

"Once the council votes," Parr said. "the community is basically shut out of the process."

Area residents remain concerned about the project's effects on traffic. Parr said the intersection is considered a failed intersection. "We've been fighting this and they've been ignoring us," he said.

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