Glen Burnie

April 14, 1993

Guidelines for developing Superblock to be presented

A county panel's guidelines on what the community would like to see for the Superblock will be unveiled at tomorrow's meeting of the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Advisory Committee.

Pat Barland, Anne Arundel community revitalization manager, said the group has just completed its draft. She said the community wants a combination of stores, housing, offices and a public performing area on the 5.6-acre tract facing Ritchie Highway.

County officials said earlier this year that they will build the performing arts pavilion the community has been clamoring for next year, but only if no developer who responds to the request for proposals is chosen for the redevelopment project.

The Superblock is the last large parcel that has not been redeveloped in the urban renewal area of downtown Glen Burnie. No developer had stepped forward over the past decade to build the office park that the county had wanted at the site. In the past year, several builders have suggested a development that is mostly housing. The county would give developers about 90 days to respond to the Request For Proposal it plans to issue this spring.

The meeting, open to the public, will start at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Arundel Center North.

Spare tires stolen from pickup trucks

Spare tires on 50 pickup trucks parked at a Glen Burnie car dealer ship were stolen over the weekend, for a total loss of $2,500.

A worker at Tate Dodge in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway reported the thefts Monday morning. The lot was last checked Saturday.

Police said the locks on the 1993 Dodge trucks were cut and, in many cases, the mounting brackets for the spare tires were reassembled.

Authorities said the area around Tate Dodge has been plagued with thefts from cars, with at least three prior incidents in the past month at neighboring Bowl America.

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