A new development would put 140 apartments, along with restaurants and stores, on the edge…
There was a groundbreaking today for the new Towson Mews development in East Towson. It will be located near Towson Square, the development that houses the Cinemark theater and several restaurants.
“An earlier plan by another developer involved student housing at the site. When the current developer suggested townhouses, we supported that option because it better fit the character of the community,” Councilman David Marks said.
“We then worked through some local concerns, including the density of the townhomes. The County Council passed a resolution on March 16, 2015 that set aside more open space in the development, and required street trees to be planted throughout Historic East Towson. In short, the development will help buffer Historic East Towson from Downtown Towson, and I am pleased with the overall design and the added green space,” Marks said.
A community leader who took part in the groundbreaking told The Baltimore Sun that she had wanted some affordable units included, but that didn’t happen. Priced at the mid-$400,000s, she said she thinks the homes are too pricey.
“Towson Mews will consist of 35 luxury townhomes, centralized community green space, and upscale streetscape and landscaping,” according to developer Evergreene Homes. ‘The project will be built on two acres bounded by East Pennsylvania, Jefferson and Virginia Avenues offering home owners an abundance a unique opportunity to be a part of Towson’s next great place to live on such a rare and desirable piece of land where you can live, work, shop and play all in one location.”