Baltimore County appeals board halts Lake Roland project over ‘severely overburdened’ sewer line

Baltimore County officials have stopped a proposal to transform a tiny Falls Road shopping strip near Lake Roland Park into a cluster of apartments, restaurants and offices because the sewer system is inadequate. The Baltimore County Board of Appeals recently upheld a judge’s rejection of a plan created by the Bluestem development team, which includes Baltimore-based … Continue reading “Baltimore County appeals board halts Lake Roland project over ‘severely overburdened’ sewer line”

Baltimore County Appeals Board upholds thumbs-down on Bluestem Village

“Woefully inadequate” public sewers – halting a development project near Lake Roland – are reaffirmed as a growing public health problem The plan to turn six acres adjacent to Lake Roland into a large-scale apartment and retail complex has been dealt another blow. The Baltimore County Board of Appeals announced, during recent oral deliberations, that … Continue reading “Baltimore County Appeals Board upholds thumbs-down on Bluestem Village”

Radebaugh Park in Towson enters second stage of construction

Grading work at Radebaugh Park in Towson is complete, and construction of park amenities will begin soon, according to an update from the Green Towson Alliance. The work so far involved removing industrial materials like concrete and piping, as the site was once home to greenhouses used by Radebaugh Florists, grading the land into two … Continue reading “Radebaugh Park in Towson enters second stage of construction”

In rare move, judge rejects development, citing Baltimore County’s sewer problems

Bluestem Village is disapproved because of infrastructure deficiencies in the Lake Roland area In a decision considered unprecedented in Baltimore County, a large-scale development has been disapproved on the grounds that it would negatively impact on the county’s overburdened sewage system. Construction of Bluestem Village, an apartment and retail complex proposed along Falls Road at … Continue reading “In rare move, judge rejects development, citing Baltimore County’s sewer problems”

Baltimore County reports a sewage spill it claims really didn’t happen

Baltimore County has rebuilt a stacked manhole that environmental activists say spewed raw sewage earlier this month at Lake Roland, a popular water recreation and nature park in north Baltimore. County officials, however, say their quick action to replace the manhole’s missing bricks and clean up the site after a story in The Brew should … Continue reading “Baltimore County reports a sewage spill it claims really didn’t happen”

Baltimore County says it is unaware of sewage spill at Lake Roland

A citizens group says that sewage spewing out of a manhole last week at Lake Roland posed a health risk to park users and demonstrates the need for urgent sewer upgrades in the area. The “blowout” of Manhole 6883 west of the park’s dam represents evidence of what Green Towson Alliance calls a ticking time … Continue reading “Baltimore County says it is unaware of sewage spill at Lake Roland”

Encouraging the use of native plants

 Much research has documented the importance of native plants in our yards, our neighborhoods, and our ecosystems. Two members of Green Towson Alliance submitted the first-ever plant exhibit using native plants in the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show in 2019, winning 2nd and 3rd Prize Ribbons for their native plant terrarium exhibits.

County breaks ground on Radebaugh Park

After more than three years of planning and community advocacy, Baltimore County officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning for the Radebaugh Park in Towson’s Aigburth Manor neighborhood. The 3.76-acre park is named for the fourth-generation of the Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses family, which sold the land to the county. On Tuesday, a skeleton of … Continue reading “County breaks ground on Radebaugh Park”