When will the new Science Complex be complete?
The building complex will be complete by August 2020. Construction is expected to
take approximately 33 months. This is a fairly typical timeline for a project of this
How is construction affecting trees in the Glen?
In consultation with the Glen Arboretum Board of Directors
, established in 2012 by Towson University to oversee development of the Glen, it
was determined that approximately 89 trees needed to be removed from the Glen to accommodate
the Science Complex site and adjacent stormwater management facilities. Those 89 trees
will be replaced with 98 trees that will be planted when construction is completed.
In addition, TU and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have committed to
protect other forested areas throughout our campus to further mitigate any potential
environmental impact. In total, Towson University has allocated 27 acres of forested
area for perpetual easement, which restricts future development and ensures forest
Is the lawn in front of Stephens Hall part of the footprint for the new Science Complex?
The staging area in front of Stephens Hall is merely a temporary space for contractors
to use during construction. The big lawn in front of Stephens Hall will be restored
to its pre-construction condition when the new Science Complex is complete.
What is happening with the feral cats (i.e., tiny tigers) in the Glen?
Members of the Tiny Tigers student organization, along with retired faculty member
Dr. Meg Algren, relocated two cat shelters that were in the construction area to another
part of the Glen. Three cats lived in the affected area, but they have found a new
part of the Glen to claim as their territory. Approximately 30 cats call the Glen
their home. This population is fairly stable because of our trap/neuter/return program.
All shelters in the Glen have been re-hayed for the winter; student, faculty and staff
volunteers feed the cats daily.
How long will Glen Drive be restricted to outbound (eastbound) traffic only?
Until the complex opens in fall 2020.
Where will the walkways be located once the building is complete?
Exterior walkways will be built on both the east and west sides of the building.
How will I be able to walk from the 7800 Building or Glen Garage to Stephens Hall
and other academic buildings?
Pedestrians will able to use outdoor walkways, or walk through the new Science Complex,
to go to Stephens Hall or other academic buildings. In addition, the new Science Complex
design includes ADA compliant routes from Glen Garage to the campus core (Stephens
Hall and points north).
Where is parking for Bill Bateman’s Bistro now?
Bateman’s customer parking is available on the lower level of the Glen Garage in clearly
designated spaces. Please read signs in the area to ensure you are in the correct
spaces, and see the booth attendant for a parking pass and instructions regarding
the use of the pass.
What are the parking changes in the Glen Garage?
To meet parking needs for this project, some spaces in the Glen Garage were converted
from Commuter to Faculty/Staff spaces. Commuter and visitor spaces are typically full
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; during these times, students will
find ample parking available in the lots near Unitas Stadium. On the rare occasion
when faculty/staff parking in the Glen may be full, additional faculty/staff parking
is available in the back area (lot 24) behind the Administration building.
Will traffic flow on York Road be interrupted?
We do not expect any significant traffic issues on York Road as part of this project.
All construction-related personnel have been instructed not to block lanes on York
Road with their vehicles. Any equipment staging will take place on university-owned
Is it true there will be an outdoor classroom?
The west lower level of the building will open to the Glen woods, allowing for outdoor
access. This outdoor area adjacent to the building will provide opportunities for
student learning and engagement in a beautiful outdoor setting.
If I want to see more trees on campus how can I get involved?
Check out our university’s community service
page and our Glen Arboretum
page to get started. To make a financial gift in support of Towson University’s trees,
visit the Glen Arboretum Operating Fund
page or the Glen Arboretum Endowment
How can I learn more about other construction projects on campus?
Get more information about other campus construction projects