A developer seeking to build a high-rise apartment building for college students in the heart of Towson has been dealt a setback.
A Baltimore County administrative judge rejected plans last week for 101 York, a 248-unit student housing project proposed for York Road, just north of Towson University’s campus.
In his ruling Thursday, Administrative Law Judge John E. Beverungen rejected the plans from developer David Schlachman of DMS Development on the grounds that the project doesn’t have an approved stormwater-control plan.
Once Schlachman obtains stormwater approval, Beverungen set several restrictions on the 101 York project, including requiring the developer to pay more than $1.3 million in fees toward open-space projects. DMS also must restrict the building’s residents to Towson University students and cannot put a bar or tavern in the building’s ground-floor retail space.