The Baltimore County Council on Monday night approved contracts of sale on three county-owned parcels of land, opening the door for private development at the sites in Dundalk, Towson and Randallstown.
Council members voted 7-0 to approve the contracts, two of which had been passionately opposed by residents in Towson and Dundalk.
Plans for the Towson Fire Station include redeveloping it as a shopping center that includes a Royal Farms store.
The property, located at the intersection of York Road and Bosley Avenue, has served as a fire station since 1958, and the county estimates the overall value of the sale to be $8.5 million, according to a news release.
The proposed development would also feature a gas station, fast food restaurant and a bank.