Baltimore County CouncilmanKenneth N. Oliver is right to proceed cautiously in rezoning the former Solo Cup site in Owings Mills until more is known about its effect on traffic.
State transportation officials have begun two major studies of traffic along the Reisterstown Road corridor, a key area that is already congested.
Until we know what fixes are needed to relieve the gridlock — and how much it will cost as well as where the money will come from — the last thing Baltimore County should do is add another 400,000 square feet of retail space. That's the equivalent of a small shopping mall.
Let's get the studies done first and line up the funding to fix the roads. Then the county can take up the issue of whether to rezone the Solo Cup property, either during the next round of comprehensive rezoning or through the PUD process.
Yevette Seay, Owings Mills