The Baltimore County Council will consider new zoning rules to guide development in booming downtown Towson.

Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson, introduced a bill Monday that would create a downtown overlay district the council could use when making rezoning decisions this summer as part of the county’s quadrennial review of zoning.

The goal, Marks said, is to establish standards for construction of new projects, including requirements for lighting, signage, parking, landscaping, pedestrian access and other features.

In the past, Marks has sponsored bills for individual projects in Towson to accommodate urban design — noting the occasional conflict in zoning code that was written for a suburban county. Parking has been a specific concern for developers.

Source: Baltimore County to consider new zoning rules for downtown Towson – Baltimore Sun