Baltimore County Council Tables Vote on Towson Royal Farms Monday

The Baltimore County Council kept alive a developer’s plan to transform an old county fire station in Towson into a new development on Monday, by tabling a measure that likely would have killed it.

Towson-based Caves Valley Partners has a contract to buy the 5.8-acre property from the county for $8.3 million and has proposed building a Royal Farms gas station and retail center.

After months of community opposition, Councilman David Marks, a Republican who represents Towson, proposed scaling back support for the project by banning gas pumps as part of the project.

But other members of the council voted to table Marks’ resolution, saying they hope to convince Caves Valley to come up with a new plan.