Kamenetz Celebrates Opening of Luxury Apartments in Owings Mills
Metro Crossing Brings Residences and Retail to Transit-Oriented Development
Towson, Maryland (September 19, 2013) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today celebrated the opening of the Metro Crossing luxury apartments in the Metro Centre at Owings Mills, Baltimore County's first transit-oriented development.
Two Five-Story Buildings
The two five-story Metro Crossing buildings, with 232 apartments and ground-floor retail and restaurant space, are along the development's Grand Central Avenue 'main street,' next to the Owings Mills Metro station and the new County Campus at Metro Centre library and community college building
"This is a landmark year for the Metro Centre at Owings Mills," said Kamenetz. "The County's largest library branch opened in March, the Community College of Baltimore County center held its first classes in July, and now the first residents of Metro Crossing are enjoying all the conveniences of town center living."
Metro Centre at Owings Mills is being developed by Owings Mills Transit, LLC. David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd., is the site manager.
About the Design
"Metro Centre at Owings Mills was designed to function as the true town center for the local community, encapsulating and integrating a number of amenities and features that satisfy the current place making movement, most specifically the outdoor public plaza area," explained Howard Brown, Chairman of David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. "Increasingly, the general public craves areas that attract diverse audiences, provides creative social experiences and encourages interaction and lingering. With the opening of Metro Crossing, joining the County Campus Building, this project has now sprung to life."
The one- and two-bedroom Metro Crossing apartments feature a club room with multi-media lounge, fitness facility and billiards and a rooftop reflecting pool.
When the mixed-use Metro Centre at Owings Mills is completed, it will include the 120,000-square foot County Campus library and Community College; 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; and a hotel with up to 250 rooms.
'Easy, Sustainable Lifestyle'
"Metro Centre at Owings Mills makes the most of its transit-oriented location. Residents at Metro Crossing can walk to shops, restaurants, classes at the community college, or events at the library or in the public plaza," added Kamenetz. "When the new office buildings are completed, residents can easily walk to work or hop on the Metro for an Orioles or Ravens game downtown. It's an easy, sustainable lifestyle built around the convenience of public transportation."
"It's exciting to see the opening of each new phase of the Metro Centre at Owings Mills," said Councilman Ken Oliver. "Having people living right at the town center brings a whole new sense of energy to the development."