Thursday’s community-input meeting regarding the planned Towson Station development at York Road and Bosley Avenue showed three main concerns from area residents:
- The development is not pedestrian friendly, they say
- Drivers will use it as a cut-through, they fear, and pose a danger to the people utilizing the development
- It’s an uninspired strip mall, some said, when it could have been so much more
“We’re not against development at all. We’re a community and we’re neighbors and we’re consumers and we need something better than what you’re doing,” Mark Lee, a Towson resident, told officials. “It’s just so average.”
The input meeting was a required step in the development process. Caves Valley Partners, the developer, now has up to one year to submit formal design plans to the county. The public can also testify at a hearing at which an administrative law judge will ultimately rule on the plan. That could involve a denial, an approval, or an approval with conditions. The date of that meeting will be dependent on when Caves Valley submits its plan.