After undergoing a community input meeting, two Design Panel Review sessions and revisions to the original concept plan, a housing project being planned for university students in downtown Towson is still opposed by residents in the nearby community.
The 16-story project, which is planned for 706 Washington Ave., calls for 147 units and 350 beds, as well as a café, a fitness space, outdoor and rooftop terraces, 35 parking spaces, 100 bike racks, scooters for rent or ride-sharing and a private shuttle.
Residents who participated in the review sessions have voiced concerns ranging from the potential environmental impact to noise and traffic.
The property, which borders Ware Avenue, Washington Avenue and West Joppa Road, would be a mile south of Goucher College and a mile north of Towson University.
The project is marketed toward out-of-state graduate and undergraduate students who may be looking to leave their cars at home, according to the design review.
The 706 Washington Ave. project got off to a rough start late last year when during the community input meeting the developer cited support from Towson University to construct the building; however, university officials said they had not spoken to developers regarding the project.
University officials said last week they could not comment because the building is not a university undertaking.
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