Baltimore County Digest


February 16, 2008


Senior housing project weighed

A proposed senior housing project in Randallstown is expected to be voted on by county lawmakers at Tuesday's council meeting.

Enterprise Housing Corp. is seeking to build the development along Liberty Road as a "planned unit development" or PUD - a designation that, while subjecting the plans to public hearings, avoids some zoning rules if the project is deemed a community benefit.

The development, called Greens at Liberty Road, is proposed on a 6.75-acre site near Tiverton Road. Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, called the project "very needed," during this week's council work session.

The council is also considering an amendment to deal with another developer on the renovations of Hopkins Village, a low-income senior housing project in Essex. In December, the council approved accepting $250 per apartment, instead of property taxes, during renovations of the 164-unit project. The council is now considering requiring that the property remain low-income senior housing for at least five years.

Votes on the items are scheduled for the council's legislative meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Laura Barnhardt


Man gets probation in dog attack on boy

A 28-year-old Towson man has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation after his pit bull attacked two boys who had been playing tag in an alley behind one boy's rowhouse.

Thomas C. O'Halloran pleaded guilty this week to one count of reckless endangerment in the April attacks. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but the prison term was suspended, court records show.

Dominic Solesky and three friends were playing tag with Nerf Darts behind his home on Ridge Avenue in Towson when Dominic was attacked by the pit bull. The boy suffered a severed femoral artery in his left thigh, severe injuries to his nose and cheek and numerous puncture wounds on his left arm, according to charging documents. He spent more than five hours in surgery and 17 days in the hospital.

Jennifer McMenamin

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