As the county grows, officials must choose between "infill" — building densely in existing neighborhoods and filling in greenspace within developed neighborhoods — or expanding into the outer suburbs. Infill is almost always the right choice, leading to stronger communities, reduced traffic congestion and preservation of greenspace farther out in the county.
The 101 YORK project is another great example of infill development. I thank Kamenetz and Councilman
Unfortunately, any new development project (e.g., West Towson Elementary) features opposition from NIMBY (not in my back yard) activists who want development anywhere but within eyeshot of their own yards.
Thankfully, at least regarding the Mays Chapel school and the Towson core, our political leaders are willing to serve the county as a whole rather than a disgruntled few.