Construction began on a 200,000-square-foot office and retail building at the Metro Centre at Owings Mills, marked by a groundbreaking on Aug. 27.
The new construction is part of 1.2 million square feet of office space planned for the mixed-use development, which will total 7 million square feet when completed.
“We are extremely optimistic about transit-oriented developments, which meet today’s real estate demands of one location comprised of residential apartments, retail and office space all within a work, live, play environment,” Howard Brown, chairman of David S. Brown Enterprises, said in a statement. “The heavy rail component of Metro Centre, offering rapid connections to the global markets throughout the region, positions Metro Centre uniquely in the marketplace.”
Metro Centre currently consists of two five-story retail and residential buildings, totaling 56,000 square feet of retail space and 232 apartments, as well as the County Campus building, which is home to the largest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and a satellite location of the Community College of Baltimore.
“Owings Mills already is a successful business community for finance, health care and insurance companies such as T. Rowe Price, CareFirst and Toyota Financial Services,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. “Metro Centre at Owings Mills offers companies
a Class A transit-oriented location that brings employees and customers right to their door, whether by Metro subway or interstate.”