A property management company wants to rezone its office building in downtown Towson for possible conversion to dormitories, but a Baltimore County Councilman said he is opposing the request.

Councilman David Marks, who represents the Towson area, said last week that he considers the proposal a non-starter.

Towson Associates, LLC, which manages office buildings in the region, has filed a petition with the Baltimore County Department of Planning, seeking a zoning reclassification of its building at 305 W. Chesapeake Ave., which sits on a nearly two-acre property, from Residential Office to Business Local, Business Major or Business Roadside, all of which are more intensive zoning uses that allow higher density.

Business Local zoning permits small-scale commercial projects, while Business Major permits large-scale commercial projects, and Business Roadside is “the most permissive commercial classification,” according to a description of zoning classifications on the Baltimore County website.

Source: Councilman fighting proposed conversion of office building to dorms – Baltimore Sun