A concept site plan from the development company that manages Towson Square in downtown Towson got the green light from Baltimore County planners to build a turf field and patio totaling more than 4,200 square feet at the movie theater and restaurant property.
Retail Properties of America Inc., an Illinois-based real estate investment firm that bought Towson Square for $40.5 million in 2015, got conditional approval from the county’s Design Review Panel on Oct. 14.
The plan includes a 1,950-square-foot turf field between the On the Border restaurant and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
Between Bonefish Grill and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, the plans show an elevated 2,279-square-foot patio fronting East Joppa Road, where Craig Friedson, assistant vice president of development for RPAI’s Eastern division, envisions holding live music performances and other activities.
The patio would cover eight parallel parking spaces that currently sit between the restaurants in front of the roundabout for the Cinemark Theater, and would be match the 11-foot, 6-inch elevation of the Bonefish Grill and BJ’s, which it will adjoin.
Towson Square is more than 96% leased, and was redeveloped for $85 million by Heritage Properties and The Cordish Cos., the same Baltimore-area team that renovated Towson Circle.