Thursday, May 16, 2013
The bank is one of three in the Baltimore area to close as the company trims expenses
The First Mariner Bank branch in Odenton will close later this month as the company looks to become more efficient. The branch on Annapolis Road is one of three that will close on May 24. Branches in Perry Hall and Columbia also will close. The Baltimore Business Journal attended the company's annual shareholder meeting Tuesday and said the closure is the result of the company's desire to trim expenses and evolve as more customers take advantage of online banking. Fifteen of the branch's 18 workers found other jobs in the company.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A recent solicitation show the army wants a secure building within 10 miles of the installation.
The U.S. Army is seeking to lease between 125,000 and 165,000 square feet of top office space within 10 miles of Fort Meade, according to a recent solicitation notice. The notice calls for "Class A" office space with a Level III security level. (There are four levels.) Interested parties were asked to respond by May 1, with briefings scheduled this week. The Baltimore Business Journal reported that there are no existing buildings that meet the Army's criteria. However, Corporate Office Properties Trust is building more than 130,000 square feet of space at the National Business Park. In Odenton, there are no buildings that meet the criteria, though the Halle Cos. has proposed as much as 3.5 million square feet of office space near the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The first batch of apartments along Telegraph Road will be ready for residents next month. Patch got a tour of the construction site.
Scores of workers are on site along Telegraph Road working to complete the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments. Patch walked the construction site Tuesday with Jeff Kayce, vice president of the developer Bozzuto Group, to see the progress at the spot formerly occupied by the Nevamar plant. About 40 of the 369 units will be ready for residents by next month, and the project is expected to be fully constructed by the end of the year. All of the apartment buildings are out of the ground and work is now being done on facades and the interior. There are 25 different floor plans, with sizes ranging from 698 square feet to 1,372 square feet. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom units including some with dens and lofts. Rents begin a $1,530…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
You can now lock in to live at one of the new apartments on Telegraph Road.
It's now possible to secure a lease at the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments. Bozzuto Group has opened a leasing office at the site along Telegraph Road, and residents may be able to move in later this year. There are seven buildings under construction with 30 different floor plans with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. In all, Flats170 will have 369 apartments. Flats170 boasts a wide range of amenities including granite countertops, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, walk-in closets and full-size washers and dryers in each unit. The project, located at the former Nevamar site, is being constructed by Bozzuto Group in conjunction with StonebridgeCarras. It is the first phase of the Academy Yard project, which will …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Original plans for the Town Center Commons called for a 106-room hotel near the MARC station. Now developers have proposed live-work units on the site instead.
About five years ago, a developer got approval to build new condominiums in Odenton, and promised to partner on building a 106-room hotel to satisfy requirements for commercial space. The developer has now scrapped the hotel plan, citing lack of demand. On Tuesday, Odenton Investments presented plans for a series of live-work units—three-story townhouses with offices on the street level—to fill the commercial space instead. “The commercial part of this project has not been successful,” said Odenton Investments' representative, Kevin Lusby. “Right now, there are just not any takers. No one has expressed any interest in that part of the project.” The hotel was proposed as part of the Town Center Commons development, located on the north …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee will meet on April 30.
The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee will meet next week to review three real estate projects. Here's a look at the draft agenda for the April 30 meeting. A full copy of the draft agenda, which is subject to change, is attached. The town center committee will meet April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Rd., Odenton.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The property at 1416 Odenton Rd. is being sold as-is and sits on about a half-acre of land.
If you want to own a bit of Odenton history, there may be an opportunity for you. The property that once served as the home for the Odenton firehouse is for sale. The home at 1416 Odenton Rd. is being offered for $175,000. According to the Odenton Volunteer Fire Co., the property was used as the home of the first official firehouse from 1934 until the end of World War II. The seller is listed as Eleanor Pumphrey, a descendant of one of the original officers of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Co. The property now is home to a home an garages, built in 1950. According to the property's listing, the house is comprised of 1,336 square feet and sits on about 0.14 acres. It is located in the Odenton historic district. It appears that at one …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Oasis Consignments in Odenton has turned into a place where many women can get a personal shopping experience.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Feb. 6. Debra Hoffmaster and Alexis Davis knew they wanted to open a consignment shop with a wide array of ladies' fashions. But in the first year since opening Oasis Consignments, they've done much more than that, serving as personal shoppers for scores of women across Anne Arundel County. The duo opened the store on Piney Orchard Parkway last March, and have seen the store evolve from a simple place to get great clothing deals to a spot where women can get close attention and buying advice. "Our goal is to help people feel better after they walk out," Hoffmaster said. "And with our store, it's a more personal feel, and that's what we're hoping for." Frequently, women will come …
None of these stories about the Odenton-Severn area are true. But they could be.
Happy April Fool's Day! We're not interested in fooling anyone, because it's just plain mean. But if we wanted to trick local residents, we might publish these stories and try to pass them off as real news about the Odenton-Severn area. Enjoy! Developer Proposes New 125,000-Unit Apartment Complex Citing the influx of new residents coming to the area, the Dolben Cos. has proposed building the largest apartment building in the world. The complex would feature 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools, a 48-screen movie theater and a 500,000 square-foot clubhouse. There would also be a total of six parking spaces. To build the project, officials said they would take over the area known as "Boomtown" in North Odenton, though the adult video outlet …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The county will hold several public meetings in early April, featuring an update on the development near Arundel Mills and news on the installation of a major water line on Route 3.
The public will have a chance to weigh in on local development and environamental issues at some upcoming meetings. There will be no meeting of the Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee in March, as the committee had no new business to discuss. However, the committee is secueduled to meet on April 30. Some other meetings of note will be happening in early April. They include: Local Development Council When: April 4, 7 p.m. Where: Harmans Community Center Details: The council overseeing development in the area near Arundel Mills will discuss funding recommendations for fiscal year 2014. Severn River Commission When: April 4, 4 p.m. Where: 2664 Riva Road, 4th Floor (Severn Room) Details: The agenda for this meeting has not yet been…