Green Towson Alliance to recognize native planting

By Courtney McGee Baltimore Sun Media | Apr 06, 2021 I am so happy that spring is here! I’m enjoying seeing new signs of life emerging daily. Anneslie resident Beth Miller invited me to come see her woodland garden and learn a bit about native plants (defined as plants that were here before European colonization). … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance to recognize native planting”

Baltimore County judge clears Red Maple affordable housing development in East Towson

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Sun Mar 09, 2021 A Baltimore County administrative law judge greenlighted an affordable housing project in East Towson after months of hearings, ensuring plans remain on track to build 56 apartments opposed by some community members and Baltimore-area environmental groups. Community members said they will appeal the decision. Planned by the … Continue reading “Baltimore County judge clears Red Maple affordable housing development in East Towson”

Green Towson Alliance spent 2020 living up to its name

By COURTNEY MCGEE BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA | JAN 26, 2021 In a stressful world, peaceful time in the great outdoors can soothe the soul. I’m thankful for the efforts of Green Towson Alliance for its vigilance in keeping our community’s green spaces healthy and beautiful. Undeterred by the pandemic, GTA members have continued activities that can be … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance spent 2020 living up to its name”

Opponents to affordable housing development in Towson say project would further erode historic Black neighborhood

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Sun Media | Nov 20, 2020 Its history is linked indelibly to the Historic East Towson neighborhood in which it was erected: it is Towson’s oldest African-American church and second-oldest congregation, built by Black neighborhood residents who purchased the land after their worship for decades was relegated to each other’s homes, … Continue reading “Opponents to affordable housing development in Towson say project would further erode historic Black neighborhood”

Despite revisions, student housing development in downtown Towson leaves residents concerned

By Allana Haynes  Baltimore Sun Media | Nov 03, 2020 After undergoing a community input meeting, two Design Panel Review sessions and revisions to the original concept plan, a housing project being planned for university students in downtown Towson is still opposed by residents in the nearby community. The 16-story project, which is planned for … Continue reading “Despite revisions, student housing development in downtown Towson leaves residents concerned”

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”