Baltimore County News
Mixed-Use Town Center Surrounds Subway Station
Construction is underway on a new four-story, 200,000 square foot office and retail building at Metro Centre at Owings Mills, Baltimore County’s first transit-oriented development.
The new building, which is expected to be completed in summer 2016, is part of the seven million square foot mixed-use development surrounding the Owings Mills Metro subway station.
“Public transportation matters. A transit-oriented town center next to the Metro, Interstate 795 and 695 offers incredible access and amenities for a company’s employees and customers,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “The Owings Mills business community, headlined by T. Rowe Price, CareFirst, Toyota Financial Services, Edaptive Systems, Baltimore Life and Zurich America, is an ideal location for medical, finance, insurance and technology companies. Metro Centre’s office space will attract interest from companies throughout Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and the region.”
Commercial Office and Retail Building
The new commercial office and retail building fronts on Grand Central Avenue and is directly connected on two floors to the Owings Mills metro station and a nine-story parking garage that accommodates 3,000 vehicles. Street-level retail space is available, with office space on floors two through four. A second parking garage with over 2,000 spaces was recently completed adjacent to the building.
“Increasingly, businesses are making real estate decisions based on the availability of public transportation. Transit-oriented development meets today’s real estate demands of one location with residential apartments, retail and office space all in a work, live, play environment.,” said Howard Brown, Chairman of David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd., site manager for the project.
County Campus Building, Offices, Apartments, Shops, Hotel
Metro Centre at Owings Mills currently consists of two five-story retail and residential buildings, with retail space on the ground floor and 232 market-rate apartment homes on the upper four floors. The County Campus building includes the largest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and a Community College of Baltimore County center. Two parking garages can accommodate 5,000 vehicles.
When completed, the seven million square foot Metro Centre at Owings Mills will include more than 1.2 million square feet of Class A office space; 300,000 square feet of complementary retail and restaurant space; 1,700 residential units; the 120,000 square foot County Campus building, and a boutique, full-service hotel with conference and special event facilities.
More than 140,000 vehicles pass Metro Centre each day from Interstate 795 and 5,000 commuters board the Owings Mills Metro stop each workday. More than 30,000 consumers visit the library and community college building per month. The downtown business district and Baltimore City amenities such as M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards are a 20 minute subway ride from Metro Centre.