Councilman David Marks said today that the people who had requested a zoning change so…
Towson Associates LLC, the owners of 305 W. Chesapeake Ave., are asking for a zoning change that would allow the development of a dormitory for Towson University students.
Councilman David Marks said he will vote against the plan, and he expects other council members will follow his lead.
“I have consistently opposed more intense zoning west of Bosley Avenue, the traditional boundary of Downtown Towson. I would certainly oppose a dormitory here. The petitioners, who never contacted me, must not have read the difficulty that occurred when a developer proposed a dormitory in the Towson Triangle, an area closer to the downtown core and recommended by the Master Plan for such uses,” Marks said in an email. “In 2012, our office downzoned the Southland Hills mini-park and the ‘green ravine’ to prevent future development. This year, our office has initiated a downzoning of the Towson Y property, the Greenwood site, land along Charles Street, and other areas that deserve protection in western Towson.”
Towson Associates did not return a call for comment. The re-zoning proposal will be discussed at a Planning Board hearing at 6 PM on March 22 at Perry Hall High School.