Without discussion, the Baltimore County Council took the first step Monday toward creating a new zoning category for downtown Towson.

The council voted 7-0 to approve a resolution directing the council’s planning board to develop recommendations for the zone, which would likely cover the commercial business district that is targeted for redevelopment.

The planning board will be required to hold at least one public meeting.

(Original article on Baltimore Sun website has been deleted): Towson zoning study approved – Baltimore Sun.