On Wednesday, less than one mile from Towson Gateway – the ground zero of development ire for some Towson residents – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, business leaders and a developer met with community members at an open cocktail reception sponsored by The Baltimore Sun Media Group at Kenilworth Mall.

With The Sun’s Managing Editor Sam Davis moderating, panel speakers took questions about Towson’s ability to sustain more development. The resounding consensus was: yes, yes it can.

More than 300 community members and some elected officials attended the free wine and food gathering, called “Reimagine Maryland,” the second of three scheduled redevelopment receptions hosted by The Baltimore Sun Media Group.

The first in May, held in Baltimore City, and the third planned for Oct. 15, to focus on Owings Mills in Baltimore County.

Opening comments at the Towson event by Baltimore Sun publisher, Trif Alatzas, noted that The Sun has been a “leader in the community.” He said the event was spearheaded by The Sun and supported by its participating partners.

On the panel were: County Executive Johnny Olszewski, event co-sponsors and speakers from the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) HealthCare, Towson Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Environmental Services, Towson University, and developer, Greenberg-Gibbons. Additional sponsors of the event included contractor, Whiting-Turner and Towson Row.

Questions focused mainly on development and its sustainability in Towson.

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