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    A Message from Councilman David Marks

    “Today, I am announcing my support for downzoning the publicly-owned property north of the Campus Hills community to Neighborhood Commons, blocking any development at the open area west of Providence Road and south of the Baltimore Beltway. The site includes 11 acres. I am also announcing my support for downzoning a 100 foot buffer at the edge of the Goucher College property to DR 1, the lowest development potential for regions within the urbanized part of the county. The property encompasses 34 acres. The rezoning issues are 5-063 and 5-103. By designating the 11-acre public property as Neighborhood Commons, we will be blocking any development should this area ever be sold. Goucher College is a private institution, so the downzoning limits development of any structures within a 100 foot area adjacent to the Campus Hills community. William Hill, President of the Campus Hills Community Association states, “We want to preserve as much green area as possible in Towson… I am all for these changes and I know many in the community will feel the same way. In addition, Goucher College has been a fabulous neighbor to our community and I have faith that they will make the best use of their property within the limits allowed by the county.” The zoning maps will be voted on at the August 30th County Council meeting.”

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