Six elementary schools in the York Road corridor may get air conditioning sooner than expected thanks to the efforts of community representatives. The Baltimore County Board of Education has introduced a budget request that makes air conditioning at these schools a priority for funding
Artificial turf will indeed be installed at Towson High, at 69 Cedar Ave., at its main stadium field. But the earliest the field will be ready is spring of 2016, a schedule that is causing consternation among community leaders.
As an unprecedented wave of development gets under way in Towson, a close examination is necessary of the transportation infrastructure that must be in place to accommodate the boom in residents and visitors. The formation of a committee by 5th District Councilman David Marks to study a bus circulator is an important step in that direction.
When the Towson Square movie complex opened on July 10, the Baltimore County parking "czar" Kenneth Mills Jr. was ready. Earlier in the month, on July 1, Mills, chief executive of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, instituted changes in public parking rates and hours with the dual goals of maximizing parking spaces and avoiding the dreaded gridlock.
Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, worn headstone from 1834.
A week after a contentious meeting with next-door Rodgers Forge residents, Towson University officials have canceled plans for an electric conduit as part of planned renovations to the university's softball field. The conduit would have allowed lighting to be installed at a later date.
Towson Mews, a development of 35 townhouses, will move a step closer to construction when Councilman David Marks, whose 5th District includes downtown Towson, introduces the planned unit development resolution at the Aug. 4 Baltimore County Council meeting.
Two longtime Dundalk community activists say they are disturbed that the county police department contacted them after they testified against a development proposal at a County Council work session this month.
Fifth District Baltimore County Councilman David Marks last week formed a committee to consider a transportation system, free to riders, in downtown Towson. The Greater Towson Committee's transportation and placemaking subcommittee is spearheading the seven-member committee. The committee intends to make recommendations about a Towson circulator by the end of September.
A 100-unit apartment house with one- and two-bedroom units is planned for 627 York Road near the SunTrust Bank. A spokeswoman for the developer, Federal Realty Investment Trust, said mid-2016 is the target for opening.
Although Verizon has installed FiOS — the high-speed fiber-optic cable connection — in a large part of Towson, the southern neighborhoods along York Road near the Baltimore City line, have not yet been connected to FiOS and David Marks, the district's Baltimore County Councilman, wants to know why.
The Baltimore County Council on Monday authorized county agencies to review plans for three development proposals, including the controversial redevelopment of a government center in Dundalk and a student-housing project in Towson.
Baltimore County will add additional police officers and offer special parking rates to handle new development in Towson, including the July 10 opening of the Cinemark movie theater, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday.
Developers planning an upscale outlet mall in White Marsh hope to clear a critical hurdle this week just as owners of nearby retail centers – including White Marsh Mall – are waging campaigns to halt the likely competitor.
A Towson-based company founded less than 10 years ago has emerged as one of the biggest players in the local real estate scene, drawing on its principals' deep ties to the area to build political and financial support for its plans.
A new mega outlet mall — planned for right next to the White Marsh Mall — is being slipped through Baltimore County's development process without any public consideration by the County Council of traffic, the surrounding retail market, the environment or dozens of other potential impacts on the community.
A Baltimore County school board ethics panel ruled that Superintendent Dallas Dance violated ethics rules when he took a consulting job with a professional development company that does business with the school system.
Citizens on Patrol units in Towson and Loch Raven will receive $4,430 in grants from the Baltimore County Police Department, according to a news release from 5th District County Councilman David Marks, who represents both Towson and Loch Raven.
Enterprise Holdings, headquartered in St. Louis, plans to raze the old Gino's restaurant to construct a 1,600-square foot car rental agency on the property at 619 York Road, according to Ned Maniscalco, an Enterprise spokesman. The new building is expected to open in February.