Opponents of a planned gas station in Towson filled the Baltimore County Council chambers on Tuesday to speak out against the project, saying it won’t bring any benefits to the community.
Residents of the neighborhoods near the planned Towson Gateway – proposed by developer Caves Valley Partners for the corner of York Road and Bosley Avenue – said it will worsen traffic problems, bring environmental risks, and attract crime.
They also complained that county officials have not listened to their concerns.The project is planned for a piece of property that was long used for a county fire station. The county is selling the land to the developer.
“It’s disgusting and a parodied stereotype of the worst of politics,” said Towson resident Mark Lee.
People at the meeting waved signs, including ones that said “No Royal Farms Gas Station at Towson Gateway.” They echoed concerns raised Monday night at a separate meeting hosted by state lawmakers and the Towson Green Alliance.