Visions for Vacancies: Towson Triangle

A panel of business owners and community members is trying to figure out what to do about the triangle. Let's give them some ideas.


Local officials and community leaders point to the Towson Triangle, the block formed by York Road, Towsontown Boulevard and Burke Avenue, as the missing link in downtown Towson.

Currently, the triangle includes the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, a new sushi spot, the American Legion and several pizza shops.

Much of the area is vacant or undeveloped, however. Several vacant buildings in the triangle were demolished last year. And the stretch of York Road is not as inviting to pedestrians as residents and business owners would like it to be.

A county panel is trying to come up with plans for the triangle. Give them some ideas to get going.

JDStuts February 17, 2012 at 06:13 PM
The York Road footprint is too small for onsite parking = a death knell for suburban markets. Remember, Belvedere Square has a fair sized parking lot.
D Schmid February 18, 2012 at 01:32 PM
How about creating a beautiful green space with fountains where local small bands, musicians, etc. could play music in the evening? Maybe turn it into an ice rink in the winter? Towson doesn't need any more boxy stores and small restaurants here today and gone tomorrow. It would create foot traffic. If only the owners of the shops along the 700 block of York would fix up their store fronts, especially the vacant ones......
Rod February 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
How about the 800 block of York Road, the gateway to Towson the appearance is terrible including vacant and rundown county owned buildings
Pete March 01, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I agree... the space could wrap around to the American Legion. I've been thinking about this for ages... Anything to get the temporary metal fence and rocks gone.
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