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Greenleigh Project Will Bring 'New Urbanism' to Middle River, White Marsh

St. John Properties will build the $100 million retail, office and housing development.

A $100 million development project will bring the principles of "new urbanism" to the Rt. 43 corridor in White Marsh and Middle River.

Baltimore County and St. John Properties officials on Wednesday unveiled the plans for Greenleigh at Crossroads, a mixed-use project that will include office, retail and residential space in what is being called the county's "first major town center designed around the principles of 'new urbanism,'" according to a press release from the county.

"The county approached St. John Properties and challenged them to make the next phase of development at Baltimore Crossroads transformational, making certain that our land and infrastructure resources were being used to create 21st century opportunities," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in the statement. "St. John Properties responded with a plan that creates a town center unlike anything else in Baltimore County."

The 200-acre project, which will include more than 600,000 square feet of office and retail space and 1,700 residential units, is the next phase of development in Baltimore Crossroads, a 1,100 acre mixed-use business community along Maryland Rt. 43 near I-95 in the White Marsh/Middle River area.

Greenleigh will include mid-rise office buildings; a mix of detached single-family houses, townhouses, multi-family housing buildings and condominiums, open space and park land, and a pedestrian-friendly streetscape design, according to the statement.

"We have thoughtfully designed this new section to serve as a dynamic employment generator and create a comprehensive live-work-play environment that satisfies many different needs," Edward St. John, chairman of St. John Properties, said in the statement.

Groundbreaking is expected to occur in the next 12 to 18 months.

cary quintana April 26, 2013 at 09:32 PM
i never said life life was roses, but the inference that government agencies don't make anything, thus they do not contribute to the economy is plainly false. also, the president does not hold all blame here, congress, war, terrible previous policy... it all came together.
Monica April 26, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Sounds like there will be more section 8 housing so Stephanie can have a safer city.
Buzz Beeler April 26, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I never said government did not contribute. We need government for a civilized society to function. The President is in his second term and the blame stops on the bosses desk or as the saying goes - the buck stops here! We are allowing favored trade status with China who is undercutting our economy. Green energy does not work and the President refuses to acknowledge certain problems that he refuses to address. Government waste is out of control and so is the bureaucracy that drives it. Blue Cross announced a 25% rate hike because of Obama care which will not work. We can't take care of our own vets much less the rest of the world.
Rae April 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I still want to know what happened to the plans to build up the Essex area down Back River Neck Rd. They built up the new homes by Mt. Carmel, put in an Aldis grocery then just stopped. What about their proposed plans for the Country Ridge Shopping Center? There is crime after crime n nothing for our kids to do. They just want to bring in several Dollar stores. How about a bowling alley, theater, a new park with bicycle trails or something. There r no good stores in the shopping center n I can think of thousands that would be better than that dumpy flea market. N tear down that footbridge across 702 already!!!
Buzz Beeler April 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM
They don't need the east side and that would be a good question for the councilman.

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