After years of fighting, community leaders and developers have signed an agreement that allows the corner of York Road and Bosley Avenue to be developed without a gas station.

And although the two sides have reached an agreement on the future of the old fire station property, there are still many variables — including a lower purchase price — that could derail the negotiated plan.

The agreement, signed by representatives of Caves Valley Partners and the Greater Towson Committee of Community Associations earlier this month, has wording that:

  • includes a binding land covenant that prohibits a gas station at the site for 25 years
  • prohibits a 24-hour business from locating at what would have been the Royal Farms gas station, unless it is a medical clinic — although the other buildings at the site don’t have the 24-hour prohibition
  • prohibits many fast-food chains from locating at the site, although a Chick-fil-A would be allowed*

*One version of the agreement would have prohibited virtually all fast-food chains, including Chick-fil-A, but the developers struck that restaurant from the list.

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