Wednesday, April 24, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives of DMS Development unveiled plans Tuesday for a $60 million mixed-use development in downtown Towson.
A proposed $60 million mixed residential-retail development targeting college students is causing concern for the Towson community. "Historically, the community has been vocal against student housing off-campus," said Paul Hartman, president of the Greater Towson Council of Community Association. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives from DMS Development unveiled plans Tuesday for the development, called 101 York, at York Road and Burke Avenue that will include approximately 200 apartment units. It's not known at this point how many spots are available for businesses. The site, which is in the area known as the Towson Triangle, will feature parking for residents and retail customers. Hartman, who met with the developers on …
Monday, January 14, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives from commercial real estate development companies responsible for the project will be present for the Tuesday morning announcement.
The first new restaurants coming to the Towson Square will be announced Tuesday morning at the Historic Courthouse. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives from The Cordish Company and Heritage Properties—the commercial real estate development companies managing the Towson Square project—are hosting the announcement, which is scheduled for 11 a.m., according to a county news release. The $85 million entertainment center is scheduled to open in late 2014. So far, the only confirmed tenant is Cinemark Theatres. An 862-space Baltimore County Revenue Authority garage will be situated near the development, which was initially called Towson Circle III.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The property is between West Susquehanna Avenue, Washington Avenue, and West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.
A Towson development company has purchased a parcel of land zoned for retail use. Caves Valley Partners has aquired property between West Susquehanna Avenue, West Chesapeake Avenue and Washington Ave, Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman, said. Representatives from the development company could not be reached for comment. It's unclear what are the organization's plans for development. Caves Valley Partners is also responsible for a $47 million renovation of the Towson City Center. Towson Times broke the news of the purchase.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The movie theater and restaurant complex is slated for a 2014 opening.
Construction is moving forward on Towson Square, a commercial real estate development in eastern Towson. The development is being built between Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia avenues, according to a newsletter from Councilman David Marks. The $85 million project is scheduled for completion in 2014. In the newsletter, Marks called the complex a "key component of the revitalization of Downtown Towson." The project, which is a partnership between Cordish Cos. and Heritage Properties, will include a Cinemark movie theater, an 862-space Baltimore County Revenue Authority garage and several restaurants.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The 14.8-acre parcel includes Starbucks, pizza shops, a hotel and the American Legion.
Councilman David Marks announced another zoning decision Monday, saying the so-called "Towson Triangle" should remain zoned as it is for now. The 14.8-acre triangle is bounded by York Road, West Towsontowne Boulevard and Burke Avenue. That stretch of York Road was home to several vacant properties torn down last year, and is still home to several pizza shops, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and the American Legion. Marks' recommendation against changing the zoning matches the planning board's recommendation for the site. The County Council will vote on all rezoning recommendations later this month as part of the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. "I am very supportive of redeveloping the Towson Triangle, which is why I appointed a committee to …
The county lot is actually leased from a Towson property owner.
You pay for parking by the hour. The Baltimore County Revenue Authority pays by the month. The agency actually leases the Washington Avenue parking lot on a month-to-month basis from Mid-Atlantic Properties. The authority would rather keep it that way, but Mid-Atlantic is mulling ideas for the future. The firm, which earlier this summer moved its headquarters from Timonium to West Pennsylvania Avenue, inherited the lot from Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust. The trust sold nearby Nottingham Centre and two other Towson office buildings to the company last September. Chris Murray, Mid-Atlantic's president, said last week that his firm is talking informally with potential partners and that he expects some kind of action to take…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Construction equipment is making its first appearance at the site of the future complex.
Construction equipment was first spotted this week outside the former Burger King and bank building on East Joppa Road, the first sign of life at the future Towson Square. The development, formerly known as Towson Circle III, will include a Cinemark movie theater, an 862-space Baltimore County Revenue Authority garage and several restaurants. The project is a partnership between the Cordish Cos. and Heritage Properties. Construction, initially expected to begin this spring, was pushed back to the summer due to financial issues. The garage is expected to open next year; the theater and restaurants are slated to open by late 2014.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Residents commented on Baltimore County rezoning proposals for properties in Towson, Parkville and Perry Hall.
7 p.m. Edward J. Gilliss of the Baltimore County Planning Board opened the meeting and asked that no one speak for more than 2 minutes and asked everyone to be civil. 7:05 p.m. The first speaker spoke about Bosely Avenue in the center of Towson. Bosley Avenue carries 42,000 cars on a daily basis. The speaker owns property and believes that the zoning proposal would devalue the land. 7:11 p.m. The President of Carney Improvement Association spoke about an upzoning proposal for a CVS Pharmacy in place of residential land. She said it is a congested intersection, just before the light at Harford and Joppa. She believes the visibility is bad and commercial property would be dangerous. She said other CVS businesses are nearby. 7:13 p.m. A …