A lot of people say the massive Towson Row project is committing a cardinal sin of development — a lack of open space, recreational opportunities or even a place to walk a dog amid the more than 1 1/2 million square feet of restaurants, retail stores, offices, apartments, student housing and a large hotel that Caves Valley Partners proposes to build on five acres in the downtown core.

“For a project of this magnitude, there doesn’t seem to be a sense of urban design,” said Fred Hiser, an architect and planner who lives in West Towson. “I can’t imagine it being a pleasant place to live.”

(Original article on Baltimore Sun website has been deleted): Residents question lack of open space in Towson Row project – Baltimore Sun.