The debate over a gas station and retail center proposal at York Road and Bosley Avenue came to the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday, with residents and business interests weighing in on a measure that could kill it.
At a work session in Towson, council members heard comments for and against a resolution proposed by Councilman David Marks that would alter restrictions for Towson Station, a Royal Farms gas station and commercial center planned for a 5.8-acre site that formerly housed a county fire station.
Towson-based developer Caves Valley Partners has a contract to purchase the county-owned land for $8.3 million, contingent on meeting guidelines set in the county’s development review process.
Marks’ measure, which is scheduled for a vote Monday, would ban the use of gas pumps at the site, a change that would essentially halt the proposal.
Some residents have lobbied against the plan, saying a gas station would be inappropriate for a site considered the gateway to Towson. Some have also objected to the project’s potential traffic and environmental impacts.