Author Archives: David Marks

Councilman Marks’ Blog

Why I Support the Plan to Save the Bosley Mansion

In 2016, the Presbyterian Home of Maryland announced plans to cease operations at its West Towson site. The future of the stately Bosley Mansion and its expansive lawn was in doubt. Since that time, I have remained in close contact … Continue reading

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Grant Begins Work on Herring Run Improvements

This month, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced it was awarding more than $115,000 to the Knollwood Association to develop improvements to the watershed in eastern Towson.  This is terrific news.  It is an outgrowth of the task force that our … Continue reading

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My “No” Vote on the Towson Row Financing Package

Greenberg Gibbons is the right developer to complete Towson Row—and when the project is finished, it will have a transformational impact on Downtown Towson. I believe some form of a financial assistance package is appropriate to jumpstart this project, although … Continue reading

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Work to Begin at Radebaugh Park

One of my priorities during the past term has been the construction of a new park in the densely-populated region of eastern Towson. For nearly two years, our office worked with the County Executive’s staff to have the Radebaugh property purchased. … Continue reading

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Perry Hall’s First New School in a Quarter-Century Under Construction

On Monday, Baltimore County officials and community leaders will officially break ground on the new northeastern elementary school being constructed near Chapel and Joppa Roads. This will be the first new school in Perry Hall in a quarter-century. The 725-seat … Continue reading

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Steps to Improve Neighborhood Safety

Over the past few weeks, the Baltimore County Police Department has responded to numerous incidents in communities from Towson to Perry Hall. I wanted to thank the police for their hard work and professionalism – it is greatly appreciated. We … Continue reading

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Circle East to Transform Downtown Towson

Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Circle East represents a milestone for Downtown Towson. The project will transform the aging corner at Joppa and York Roads. On the north side of Joppa Road, more than 300 residential luxury apartments will be built; … Continue reading

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Task Force Recommends Kingsville Regional Park with Community-Friendly Uses

In the summer of 2017, I assembled a task force to recommend uses for the former Mount Vista Park property in Kingsville. After several meetings, the task force has endorsed the following recommendations. The task force has recommended that the … Continue reading

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Community Celebrates Expansion of Perry Hall Animal Hospital

This morning, I joined with owners and employees of the Perry Hall Animal Hospital to celebrate the expansion of the Perry Hall Animal Hospital.  The addition allows for more medical treatment space, a much needed staff break room and conference … Continue reading

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Planning Money Secured for New High Schools

Today, I am pleased to confirm that planning money will be in the upcoming capital budget to advance a new Towson High School and a high school in central or northeastern Baltimore County. By 2026, Baltimore County Public Schools anticipates … Continue reading

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