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By Artika Rangan and Artika Rangan,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2004
Downtown Bel Air will experience a parking shortage of more than 800 spaces within the next five to 10 years, according to the Bel Air Town Center Parking Study's summary report. The study, released July 14, found that numerous projects in the Town Center will increase parking demands in the area. Such projects include a new District Court building, Board of Education building, Bel Air Cultural Arts complex, Ropewalk Tavern and an office building on South Main Street. Bel Air currently has about 4,585 public and private parking spaces ---- a surplus of 51 spaces, according to the report.
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BUSINESS
By Kevin Thomas and Kevin Thomas,Evening Sun Staff | July 18, 1991
The developer of Towson Town Center said the company knew it had to create something spectacular to lure shoppers to the mall.So, one of the goals of the $150 million expansion and renovation project was to create a grandeur without parallel in an area already saturated with shopping experiences.In order to outstrip the competitors, such as Owings Mills Mall, a fete of mall architecture was what the Towson Town Center developer, Hahn Co., of San Diego, wanted."We were after the highest quality shopping center we could get in the Baltimore area," said Hahn Co. vice president Walter Finley.
NEWS
By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | April 28, 2006
Town Center residents casting ballots tomorrow for seats on the Columbia Council and village board will be doing more than choosing the most eligible candidates. They will be part of the village's history. For the first time, citizens living in two annexed parcels of Town Center - the Evergreens apartments and Lakeside condominiums - have the right to cast ballots. This month, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. signed legislation allowing residents in annexed portions of Town Center to run for office and vote in the election.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
In Dante's "Inferno," there are nine circles of Hell. In Towson Town Center's main parking garage, there are seven. To many shoppers, that's about the only difference."
NEWS
February 1, 1997
REVITALIZATION takes many forms. Even so, the acquisition of the Cherry Hill Shopping Center by Catholic Charities for $1.1 million represents an unusual turnaround strategy in community development. The plan is to spend $1.6 million in a major renovation effort and to turn the aging facility into a town center for Cherry Hill, a black South Baltimore neighborhood not far from the Anne Arundel County line.Although Cherry Hill has always been more diversified than it looks, most outsiders associate it only with public housing.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser | July 9, 1991
It will have 113 palm trees, 3,080 green plants and 731 flowering plants.Its three domes will hold a combined 1,000 panes of custom-cut glass. Animal sculptures, including a winged frog and a snail with antlers, will preside from 20-foot pedestals as shoppers bustle from boutique to boutique.Towson Town Center, once a dowdy, 1950s-style mall slumbering in the shadow of Hutzler's, will celebrate its official reawakening as regional mega-mall Oct. 16. Its builders say it all will be done in the best of taste.
NEWS
By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1995
Anne Arundel County has all but chosen a Baltimore firm to develop the Glen Burnie Town Center, now a gravel parking lot in the heart of the town's urban renewal district.The county has given Six C/D Associates, an investment partnership working with developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse of Baltimore, 90 days to prepare detailed plans for a combination of residential, offices and specialty shops, along with an outdoor performing arts arena or ice rink.If the county approves, Six C/D will handle commercial development and Struever Bros.
NEWS
August 4, 1991
The developer of Bel Air Town Center, a new shopping center in Bel Air, has filed for bankruptcy protection.Columbia-based McGill Development Co., a large commercial real estate developer in the Baltimore area, filed for Chapter 11 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on July 22. McGill filed for reorganization along with two of its subsidiaries.In the filing, McGill Development Co., a general partner in various limited partnerships that own and operate shopping centers, listeddebts of $52.8 million.
NEWS
By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,Staff writer | October 7, 1990
Plans for the county's third Town Center are on the verge of crumbling, with the major developer threatening to pull out of the project and a deal to build an interchange at Route 32 on hold.The fate of the 218-acre Town Center parcel, located near the intersection of routes 32 and 175 across from the Seven-0aks housing project, rests on a County Council vote Monday and a state agreement which has yet to be signed.The council is scheduled to vote on a growth management bill which would place restrictions on developers in Town Center, including reducing density levels and limiting the height of buildings to eight stories.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2004
As the Howard County Zoning Board is poised to rule on the Rouse Co.'s petition to add a significant number of residences in downtown Columbia, County Council Democrats are sponsoring an amendment to the comprehensive rezoning bill that would alter the approval process for new development in Town Center. The amendment would allow the Zoning Board - whose members consist of the five councilmen - to review changes to the comprehensive sketch plan in Town Center. Currently, the appointed members of the Planning Board determine such decisions.
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