Towson University is developing a comprehensive placemaking strategy that will support its academic mission and strengthen its connections to the Towson and Greater Baltimore communities.
TU is situated within a vibrant community and is one of the best places in the country to live, work, learn, and raise a family. In order to best leverage Towson’s assets, the university is partnering with Margrave Strategies and U3 Advisors to study and develop a comprehensive strategy focused on strengthening the connectivity between communities, core institutions and emerging businesses.
In the News
Read The Baltimore Sun story: Towson University Seeks to Improve Downtown through Stronger Bonds with Neighbors, April 27, 2017
Goals of the Project
- Strengthen the connectivity between communities, core institutions and emerging businesses.
- Support the implementation of the president’s priorities, including BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore. Leverage the existing understanding of philanthropic and business communities in the Greater Baltimore region in order to enhance partnerships for TU.
- Manage future institutional demand, and make better use of campus “edges,” to create more vibrant walkable spaces that better connect the university with the Greater Towson community.
Key Research Takeaways
ABOUT TU EMPLOYEES
WORKING IN TOWSON
DEMAND FOR STUDENT HOUSING
ATTRACTIVE AMENITIES & OPPORTUNITIES
Our Placemaking Partners
Margrave Strategies: Launched by former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the firm provides a comprehensive array of economic development, planning and visioning services to institutions, businesses and other groups throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic.
U3 Advisors: This Philadelphia-based firm provides real estate and economic development solutions to the universities, medical centers, foundations and non-profits that anchor our communities.
We Need to Hear from You!
Have ideas on how we can make Towson a more dynamic and thriving place to live, learn, work and play? Please fill out this form to share your thoughts.
News & Updates
Towson University Seeks to Improve Downtown through Stronger Bonds with Neighbors—Baltimore Sun—4/27/2017
Towson to Convert Marriott to Student Housing—The Towerlight—4/17/2017
Towson University Marriott Hotel to be Converted to Student Housing—Fox News—4/14/2017
Towson University to Convert Hotel to Student Housing—Baltimore Sun—4/13/2017
Economic Outlook Forum Goes Inside TU’s Placemaking Strategy—TU News—11/17/2016
Towson University Taps Ulman to Help Map Future Growth Strategies—TU News—9/27/2016
Towson University Taps Ken Ulman to Help Spur Economic Development—Baltimore Business Journal—9/26/2016