Baltimore County officials are poised to reconsider a controversial proposal for a gas station at a highly visible intersection in Towson — a project that’s stirred months of protest from residents and strained relationships among politicians who will decide its fate.
The Towson Station project on the site of a former fire station on York Road at Bosley Avenue has residents and business interests debating what’s best for what many consider the “gateway” to Towson.
Baltimore County Council members gave a green light last year to developer Caves Valley Partners to take Towson Station through the county development review process. The proposal calls for a Royal Farms gas station and a retail center.
But amid vocal opposition from residents who see the gas station as inappropriate for a marquee location, Towson’s representative on the council, David Marks, said last month he had had a change of heart. He pulled his support of the proposal, and now wants to ban the use of gas pumps at the 5.8-acre site.
That move, scheduled to be discussed Tuesday at a council work session, would effectively kill the Royal Farms plan.
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