County to seek developers' plans for Superblock projects
The county expects to issue this month a request for developers to submit proposals to build on the Glen Burnie Superblock, said Patricia Barland, the county's commercial revitalization manager.
A law that changed the county's Glen Burnie Urban Renewal plan to permit housing as well as offices and stores took effect Tuesday. That cleared the way for the county to invite redevelopment plans.
In the two decades that the county-owned block between Ritchie and Crain highways at Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard has been offered to developers, none has come forward to build the county's dream of a parking garage, office and shopping complex. In the past two years, developers have said the only way to get anything built on the 5.6-acre tract would be to allow housing. The Superblock, mostly a pitted, vacant lot, includes a small paved parking area and a seasonal produce stand.
The Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday. Members will be among those who help the county evaluate developers' ideas late this year and early next year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Arundel Center North.
Police charge 4 with drug possession
County police charged four people with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Tuesday night after a raid on a Glen Burnie apartment.
Police said they searched the apartment in the 8000 block of Greenbud Lane after receiving complaints of drug trafficking. On Aug. 10 officers confiscated a half pound of marijuana from a person they said was "associated" with the apartment.
Police confiscated a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the apartment Tuesday night.
Charged in the raid were Ramonte S. Singleton, 25, and JoAnn M. Smith, 24, residents of the apartment; Thomas A. Craig, 19, of the 1500 block of Clearfield Court in Severn; and James M. Hutchinson, 18, of the 500 block of Bend Circle Road in Glen Burnie.