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Downtown Towson Streetscape and Lighting Improvements Underway

Ahead of Towson Square Opening

Towson, Maryland (April 10, 2014) – With Towson Square restaurants and 15 Cinemark movie screens opening this summer, Baltimore County is updating streetscapes and lighting in downtown Towson.

"Downtown Towson is getting ready for its close up," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "The opening of the new Towson Square entertainment center begins an exciting new time for downtown Towson. We want to be sure people can easily and safely navigate downtown by car, by foot, by bicycle, bus or taxi cab."

New Improvements

New sidewalks with brick bands will be installed this spring along Delaware and Shealy Avenues, providing more welcoming and safer walkways surrounding Towson Square. The east side of York Road between Chesapeake and Pennsylvania Avenues also will be updated with decorative plantings and fresh sidewalks.

To enhance safety and security, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works already has completed upgrades to every public street light in downtown Towson, the core area bounded by Washington, Burke, and Virginia Avenues and Joppa Road. The Towson Chamber of Commerce is working with business owners to encourage them to improve their exterior lighting with brighter, more energy efficient fixtures through BGE's Smart Energy Savers program.

One of a Kind

"With dozens of new restaurants and local favorites, one-of-a kind shopping and entertainment, downtown Towson is becoming the place to go on a Saturday night - or any night," added Kamenetz.