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Update on Projects in the Odenton Town Center

The county recently offered an update on development projects that have come before the Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee.

The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee recently asked for an update from Anne Arundel County on the status of development projects in Odenton. Specifically, it was seeking the latest information on developments that had come before the committee for approval. This chart offers detail on the status of 15 projects in the Odenton Town Center. 

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version to include additional information regarding Meade Center.

Project Name Location Description Development Status Comments Academy Yards (old Nevamar facility) Telegraph Road, just north of the intersection of Route 175. 54-acre mixed-use project. Developer StonebridgeCarras is working on plans for 471 apartments that would serve as Phase 1.  Approved with modifications StonebridgeCarras is seeking loan for development. Demolition will start when loan is secured. Town Center Commons Town Center Boulevard, near intersection of Route 175 104 townhouses and 106-room hotel.  Approved Townhouses by Ryan Homes are under construction and being sold. Odenton Gateway Route 175, just west of traffic circle 18-acre development that includes 250 apartments and a 60,000 square foot medical building from Anne Arundel Health Systems and Johns Hopkins. Final phase approved Medical building under construction, scheduled for completion in spring 2013. Alta at Town Center Nevada Avenue and Hale Street 6.63 acres with about 200 apartments and street level retail. Sketch plan approved Oxford Properties hopes to break ground in 2012 or 2013. Walgreens Adjacent to Ace Hardware on Piney Orchard Parkway Walgreens Pharmacy. Store would be placed at site of Rieve's Deli. Rieve's building would be moved to a site to the southwest. Pole barn garage is also planned. Site plan approved Development timeline unknown. 7-Eleven Store Route 175 and Odenton Road, near roundabout 7-Eleven store planned for former gas station site. Site plan approved Developer AJ Properties is adjusting roof line and elevations to comply with master plan.  Royal Farms Blue Water Boulevard and Route 175 Gas station and convenience store. Approved Completed and in operation. Bonaventure Townhouses Oakton Road and Route 175 28 town houses by Ryan Homes. Approved Construction is nearly complete, homes are being sold. Meade Center Route 175 in North Odenton, across from Fort Meade. Mixed-use project with apartments, retail and offices. Sketch plan approval Funding secured. Brokers are working with prospective tenants and construction could begin by year's end. Winmark Center (Odenton Health and Technology) Route 175, opposite Odenton Shopping Center Four-story office building on 3.41 acres. Site plan, sketch plan approved Project is being marketed and construction will begin when it is 50 percent leased. Seven Oaks Office Building Seven Oaks Shopping Center 68,000 square foot office building. Construction complete

Sources said that Halle Cos. expect to lease the building to a single tenant. 

Transit-oriented project at MARC Station Odenton MARC Station 24-acre property would include a mix of homes, shops and restaurants, plus parking garages for more than 4,700 cars. Development would be led by Osprey Properties. Concept was first introduced in 2006. No formal movement since Developer, county and state hope to complete master development agreement by this fall. Work can not begin until completion of major sewer line. Village at Odenton Station Town Center Boulevard and Duckens Street, near the MARC Station Mixed-used project with 235 apartments and 60,000 square feet of retail. Some underground and above-ground parking for residents. Under construction First phase could be completed by Spring 2012. Independence Park Intersection of Route 32 and Route 175 The Halle Cos. have proposed two major office buildings totaling 300,000 square feet of space and a parking garage.  Major sketch phase Multiple parcels awaiting different stages of review. Royal Inn 1600 block of Route 175 62,000 square feet of motel. Commercial site plan approved County office of planning and zoning has not communicated with the owner since 2009. No permits have been issued.
Bob Tonucci June 07, 2011 at 12:25 PM
This is fantastic, thank you. Let's hope those parking garages at the MARC station get delayed a long long time!!!!
Patricia Palumbo June 07, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Correction on Meade Center: We are working with prospective tenants. If the deals are signed, construction could begin before the end of the year. Patricia Palumbo Director of Leasing & Marketing Metropolitan Management Company An affiliate of Klein Enterprises 11299 Owings Mills Boulevard, Suite 200 Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 www.BaltimoreShoppingCenters.com (410) 902-0290 (o)
Tim Lemke (Editor) June 07, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Patricia - thanks. Story has been updated.
Ryan Stavely June 07, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Great update! Hopefully all of this will entice some more retail to Odenton, like a replacement for the StupidFresh and maybe some more fast food.
Mark June 07, 2011 at 03:00 PM
A Sonic Drive-in would be great!
Tim Lemke (Editor) June 07, 2011 at 03:03 PM
Mark - I was once told that a survey revealed Sonic as the #1 most-requested restaurant in Odenton. So you're not alone.
Patricia Palumbo June 07, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Thanks, Tim, and yes, the survey we did with the West Anne Arundel County Chamber revealed that Sonic was the #1 requested restaurant, and they are looking at the market.
Susanna June 07, 2011 at 04:19 PM
As someone who works in Odenton, I'd love to see us get some more healthy food options for lunch. Fresh sandwiches, wraps, or soups would be ideal. I see plenty of options for fried stuff already.
Eileen Pugh June 07, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows of job openings with all the building that is taking place here. My son-in-law was a construction supervisor. He was excellent and worked at many positions. He was a liason between new homeowners and builders, he also supervised, managed work crews. Prior to that he installed sprinkler systems, then became a supervisor and inspector.
Rebecca Feibel June 09, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Thank you for getting all this information together!
Tereena June 11, 2011 at 01:12 PM
I second that motion!
Edward Griffin July 04, 2011 at 10:30 PM
Anyone know what is going to be built at construction site at Rt 175 and Charter Oaks across from Dunkin Donuts? Ed Griffin, Seven Oaks
Teresa Milio Birge July 05, 2011 at 02:41 AM
The last plans submitted to the county for the site across from the Dunkin Donuts were for a BP gas station and convenience store. I sit on the Odenton Town plan Oversight Committee, and we had been asking for updates from county staff on that project, and they had been having problems getting in touch with Eastern Petroleum, the developers of the site, when all of a sudden, the buildings started coming down.
Cecilia Pfau August 15, 2011 at 09:15 PM
I hope that in all of this planning and building something is created for the kids in this area. They have skating but basketball courts, tennis courts and skateboarding areas would be great for keeping all our kiddos busy and out of trouble. More safe walking areas would be good for everybody. Cecilia Pfau
Jill White Olsson August 29, 2011 at 01:58 AM
Heck yea! We would love a Sonic. How about in place of the recently torn down building across from Ft. Meade at 175 and Charter Oaks!!
Jill White Olsson August 29, 2011 at 01:59 AM
It would do so well here!
Jill White Olsson August 29, 2011 at 02:00 AM
I think a WholeFoods Market like the one at the Parole Towne Center would be awesome!
Jill White Olsson August 29, 2011 at 02:02 AM
After reading some other articles, it seems that EP pulled out of the plans. If that is the case, I vote for Sonic.
Jill White Olsson August 29, 2011 at 02:04 AM
Is there anything is the works to get rid of the Royal Inn and some of the other problem areas on 175 past the Dunkin Dounuts?
J.A. Johnson January 21, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Any new updates? Please tell me the royal inn is getting torn down.

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