In wake of West Towson robbery of jogger, residents meet with Towson Police Commander Capt. Richard Howard, who announced an arrest had been made. Southland Hills and West Towson residents also discussed forming a COP group.
A County Council resolution under consideration would have the county's planning board review whether to ease county regulations that restrict many residents from keeping chickens in their yards. Council members say they have gotten many requests to examine the issue.
The Baltimore County library system is working to meet the challenge of customers who expect more, who do not want to turn pages, but to click buttons on their Nooks, Kindles, iPads or home computers. Perhaps no public service provider is evolving as fast as local libraries in meeting changing demand from users.
The Baltimore County Public Llibrary system has made efforts to keep up with an increasingly technology-minded, demographically changing county that expects a lot more from its library than a quiet place to read or check out printed books. Offerings include electronic books, magazines and checkout, free computer access, interactive learning centers and an enhanced summer reading program.
Construction on a new parking lot at Donnybrook Apartments will begin this month, a project that will remove a large parcel of green space but alleviate the parking crunch caused by the buildings' residents on nearby streets.
Development began late last month on the luxury apartment buildings that will replace the Dulaney Valley Apartments in Towson, with leasing for the first of two four-story buildings scheduled to begin next May.
The scale of development coming to Towson could overwhelm the infrastructure and cause traffic gridlock if action isn't taken to push alternative sources of transportation. Fortunately solutions are in the pipeline: a shuttle bus and bike beltway for ease of ingress and egress to downtown.
The developers of 101 York, a $60 million student housing project recently announced for the Towson Triangle, are working to make minor changes to the project plans in the face of strong opposition from the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations and the American Legion Towson Post #22—the projects next-door neighbor.
The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with a gas station company they claimed had contaminated their properties. The houses are set to be razed later this summer, and a 4-acre park built in their place.
Cycling advocates and representatives from the Towson community and Towson University spoke at a Baltimore County Council work session Tuesday to express support for legislation that mandates bike parking in new Towson developments.
With the announcement of Towson Row, a $300 million development that will include apartments, student housing, retail, and office space on nearly a full city block in downtown Towson, Towson's elected officials have turned their attentions toward the possibility of a circulator bus to alleviate traffic concerns that could come with Towson's development boom.
The latest mega-development proposal in Towson could be the tipping point that turns the county seat into a true urban community — provided county officials can manage the traffic and other challenges it could present.
Building boom will transform Towson into one of the most congested impassable urban communities closely resembling the urban sprawl found elsewhere in Baltimore County along Reisterstown Road or Liberty Road.
Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players.
Seven classes of students in the school's Law and Public Policy magnet and Gifted and Talented program gave their final presentation in the Project Citizen program, an annual assignment when classes unite to pick a local issue, analyze it, and present a possible solution.
Baltimore County Public Works has scheduled a community meeting for later this month to discuss installation of a new water main on Bosley Avenue, Towsontown Boulevard, and Hillen Road in Towson, Councilman David Marks announced.
A Towson towing company that faced criticism for its heavy enforcement in privately owned lots that abut Baltimore County lots agreed last week to add new signage to make it clear towing was an option.