March 20, 2005
David Taylor Research Center Location: Just across the Severn River from downtown Annapolis Developer: Annapolis Partners Description: A $250 million waterfront complex that would feature more than a dozen office buildings, a hotel and stores to serve the complex. The first building scheduled for construction is a 150,000-square-foot headquarters for the Annapolis-based TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Status: After years of debate about the 46-acre site of a former Navy research facility, the county approved development plans in December.
June 7, 2012
Baltimore County residents sounded off Thursday on planned development in Owings Mills, an issue that has become highly contentious as the county considers whether to allow an upscale retail complex at the site of the former Solo Cup plant. A County Council hearing on zoning issues in District 2 focused on whether the manufacturing property off Reisterstown Road should be approved for retail use to make way for a 385,000-square-foot development called Foundry Row that would be anchored by a Wegmans supermarket.
June 13, 2014
Your recent article did a good job of updating readers on the status of transit-oriented development in Maryland ( "After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive," June 6). The economic recovery and renewed interest in living in smart growth, mixed-use communities is prompting developers to build around transit from White Flint to Owings Mills. However, the article lacked an explanation of why Marylanders need transit oriented development. Building housing, offices and stores next to transit in already-built communities is a key strategy to curb sprawl, protect the environment, create vibrant communities and make the best use of public investments in infrastructure.
November 22, 2011
I was recently one of the many citizens to attend the public workshop about the Baltimore Washington Intermodal Facility. I was impressed by the sheer volume of information presented. I am looking forward to additional information as plans progress, and encourage my fellow community members to be a part of this process as it continues. We need to let the process work and recognize the benefits of this facility to Maryland, wherever it is sited. We also have to remember that in order to grow the current job offerings in our community we need to objectively evaluate all opportunities presented.
December 13, 2011
The word on Torrey Smith when he entered the 2011 NFL Draft was that the wide receiver could become the vertical threat offenses desire. And he has done that for the Ravens, averaging 18.7 yards per catch in his rookie campaign and posting four of six touchdown receptions of at least 25 yards. But Smith also proved that he can make the necessary grabs on short and intermediate routes that produce first downs, not just highlight-reel scores. In the team's 24-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Smith caught five passes for 48 yards, averaging 9.6 yards - his second-lowest average when making at least three grabs this season.
December 23, 2012
A battle over the future of the closed Chestnut Ridge golf course in Lutherville is continuing, with the company that bought the property now suing the Baltimore County Council over its decision to limit the land's development potential. In a lawsuit filed last month in Baltimore County Circuit, CR Golf Club LLC, which has ties to Timonium developer Cignal Corp., claims council members made an unfair land-use decision this summer that limited the number of homes that can be built on the approximately 230-acre property off Falls Road.
June 21, 2011
Three public groups are looking for a private-sector partner interested in building a transit-oriented development on a triangular parking lot just north of Penn Station. Amtrak, which owns the 1.5-acre development parcel, has set Aug. 5 as the deadline for groups to submit qualifications to serve as the master developer for the property, which is bounded by Lanvale, St. Paul and Charles streets and the Amtrak train lines. Amtrak issued the request along with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the City of Baltimore.