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County Planning to Release Data on Alternate Firehouse Sites

Residents rallied against a proposal to to construct a firehouse on Towson Manor Park.

County Planning to Release Data on Alternate Firehouse Sites County Planning to Release Data on Alternate Firehouse Sites

More information on the location of a new Towson firehouse could be coming in the near future.

Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman, said data from a study analyzing prospective sites for the firehouse will be released "sooner rather than later." She did not confirm that the announcement would name a specific site for construction.

"We're very actively still looking into it," Kobler said.

The county had initially identified Towson Manor Park as the site for the new firehouse, but began the process of evaluating alternate sites amid community uproar.

Towson leaders said in early December that county officials told them that the review of the other sites could take up to three weeks.

County officials plan to sell the current Towson Fire Station, the North Point Government Center and a police substation in Randallstown. Funds garnered from the sales would go toward the construction of new facilities. Any remaining proceeds would benefit school improvement projects, including installing air conditioning at Dumbarton Middle School.

Further Reading:

Brochin: County Takes Towson Manor Park 'Off The Table'

Towson Manor Residents To Rally Against New Firehouse

County Executive Reportedly Eyeing Alternate Locations for New Firehouse

Firehouse For Air Conditioning Deal Burns Some

Lafferty: County Should Find Alternate Site for New Fire Station

Residents Stage Protest Against Firehouse at Towson Manor Park

County: Towson Manor Park Still Possible Firehouse Site

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