TOWSON, Md. - A new fire station in Towson is one step closer to reality.
Baltimore County officials said this week they’re planning to purchase a two-story office building on Courtland Avenue. The property acquisition also creates a larger site at Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue that will reduce the amount of grading required for construction.
The Baltimore County Council will vote on the purchase April 7. The county previously allocated $5 million dollars in bond loans to construct the new fire station.
The current Towson Fire Station at York Road and Bosley Avenue was built in 1958 and does not have the updated sleeping quarters and drive-through bays found in the county's more modern fire stations. Drive-through bays eliminate the need for emergency vehicles to back out of the station.