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It may just be a “baby step” as Janice Moore, president of the Rodgers Forge Community Association, put it, but at least, it’s a step in the right direction. The RF residents and a few University officials were on hand for the signing of a memorandum of understanding regarding the Towson Center Arena expansion Thursday night in the lobby of the controversial complex.
While both sides laughed and joked, before the RF residents went out for a few cocktails in celebration, the overall feeling of the event seemed a bit tense. While the lights were and the display was set with the official Towson athletics background, everybody was happy-go-lucky. Afterward though, it was clear that RF came out of this feeling like the victors as University officials moved toward the doors as soon as the ink met the documents.
RF residents gladly huddled around for another 45 minutes as some fans arrived for the women’s basketball game at 7 p.m. The victory in regard to the Towson Center, though, is just a small part of the greater problem. Fact is, the community still feels pushed to the back burner by the University. Even though President Caret signed the document, it’s still just and agreement; not a finalized project plan. Things can still change, and as we’ve seen with the Towson Center construction (which began as a small renovation and grew to a $30 million renovation to finally a new arena) anything can change at any time.


One Comment

  1. I’m greatly interested in your topic as both a student and a resident of the Towson community. You’re definitely a source I’ll continually check.

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