Bel Air commissioners weigh super-store plans

December 13, 1992|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

The Bel Air Board of Commissioners is studying plans from owners of two contiguous properties on Route 24 to develop a "Super Kmart," a department and food store complex.

Conditions concerning the land have to be met before the owners, Bel Air Land Development Limited Partnership (BALD) II and Bel Air Land Development Limited Partnership V, can develop the 169,000-square-foot project, said Carol Deibel, director of planning and community development for Bel Air.

Those conditions were spelled out in an agreement between the town and BALD II.

It says that the principal development on the property will contain a hotel-motel, convention center, offices, restaurant, bank, bookstore, newsstand and drugstore. It also prohibits development of a strip shopping center unless approved by the Board of Commissioners.

The complex, called a Super Kmart Center, would cost $14 million and create about 750 full- and part-time jobs, said a spokesman for the developer.

Kmart has two 50,000-square-foot discount department stores in Harford County, at Beards Hill Shopping Center in Aberdeen and at the Tollgate Mall in Bel Air.

The company will open a 108,000-square-foot store in Joppatowne Shopping Plaza in 1993.

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