Anne Arundel County considering P3 option for mixed-use project
Maryland – Anne Arundel County is exploring a public-private partnership (P3) to redevelop 13 county-owned developable acres at 7409 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. (also known as MD 648) in Glen Burnie.
The property is located within a quarter-mile of the Cromwell Light Rail Station and features Sustainable Community Overlay zoning that allows for a wide range of uses and densities.
Anne Arundel County – Glen Burnie
Anne Arundel County’s vision is to transform the property into a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixed-use community that complements the surrounding neighborhood and serves as a catalyst for the economic revitalization of the broader Glen Burnie Town Center area and Glen Burnie Sustainable Community Overlay Area.
In support of this overarching goal, the county’s supporting goals are to:
- Improve connections between the Cromwell transportation area and the Glen Burnie Town Center area.
- Enhance pedestrian and bike connectivity to the surrounding neighborhood, nearby bus and light rail transit nodes, the Glen Burnie Town Center, and regional bike paths.
- Protect wetlands areas and critical habitats abutting the 13-acre developable portion of the property.
- Expand trail networks and/or recreational opportunities, particularly on non-developable portions.
- Provide additional affordable housing in the community.
- Advance the county’s relevant design and programming strategies set forth in the recently updated Plan 2040 that lays out goals and policies for land use and development.
Current uses of the site include a county-operated fleet maintenance garage, a nonprofit religious facility, police training and storage, transportation bus depot, as well as general county office space.
It is not anticipated that any of these uses will remain after redevelopment; however, the county is amenable to a concept that includes county-leased office space that enhances the project’s viability.
The property is within the state-designated Glen Burnie Sustainable Community, providing the opportunity to access tax credit incentives, and financing programs from the Maryland departments of Housing and Community Development, Transportation, and Environment.