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Date: Sep 13, 2013

Palisades TowsonFronda Cohen
Baltimore County Office of Communications

The first time I walked into the lobby, I thought I was in a luxury hotel. A large contemporary stone fireplace was warming oh-so-comfy chairs. It only got better when I went to the fifth floor, where residents and their guests find a stunning community room with several entertainment areas, a heated rooftop pool, and a fitness center. The only word I can think of for these spaces is “curated.” It’s easy to envy the residents of the 357 apartments in this 18-story building.

I’ll stop here, before I sound too much like a leasing brochure. Here’s my point: The building is on Washington Avenue in the Palisades of Towson. Yes, downtown Towson. 

More than 2,600 equally beautiful apartments and townhomes have recently been built or are in development, all within a five-minute walk of the shopping, restaurants, parks and entertainment in downtown Towson. These new homes are perfect for young professionals, college students and faculty, and people who want all the amenities of 21204 living without having to mow a lawn.

What does this mean for Towson? It means more people will be just down the street from their office or college campus, enjoying downtown Towson life. It means more people will be walking from home to catch a movie at the new theatres being built at Towson Square, or stopping by Towson City Center for a Live Lunch concert at the new WTMD studios. It means more people will be enjoying a meal at a locally-owned restaurant (Oyster Bay Grille just opened, and Cunningham’s is opening soon). It means more people will be working off that meal at the new L.A. Fitness Center at Towson Commons, visiting an exhibit at the Towson Arts Collective, and discovering one-of-a-kind gems along Allegheny Avenue. 

New residential development in downtown Towson is already bringing over $450 million in private investment to the County. We asked County Executive Kevin Kamenetz what this means for the county as a whole. “The new development in downtown Towson translates into hundreds of construction jobs, plus increased tax revenue to help the County pay for schools, public safety and upgrades to our aging infrastructure. This is vital to our continued economic success.” 

“A great County seat deserves a great, vibrant downtown,” the County Executive added. “With all the luxury amenities in the new apartment communities, it might be tough to coax downtown Towson residents out of their buildings. But who would want to pass up the shopping, restaurants and entertainment just down the street? After all, isn’t that why folks are moving here in the first place?”

Click here for a slide show of the new luxury apartments in downtown Towson.


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