Second Phase of Construction Adds Something New to Owings Mills’ Metro Centre

With the first phase of 232 apartment homes finished and already taking in tenants, the developers of Owings Mills’ Metro Center mixed-use, transit-oriented development have started work on another portion of the project. This time they’re building offices.

Metro CenterWith the first phase of 232 apartment homes finished and already taking in tenants, the developers of Owings Mills’ Metro Center mixed-use, transit-oriented development have started work on another portion of the project. This time they’re building offices.

Howard Brown, chairman of David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd., is now constructing a 200,000-square-foot, mixed-use office and retail building at the development adjacent to the Owings Mills Metro Subway station, according to the Washington Business Journal. Although the project is speculative, Brown told the newspaper that he is confident it will attract tenants from the entire region, not just Owings Mills, thanks to its ideal location near public transit, I-795 and I-695.

The four-story, Class A facility will include first floor retail in addition to office space. It will also be connected on two floors to an existing nine-story parking garage for 3,000 cars. Howard Brown expects to complete the $50 million project by next summer.

The Metro Center mixed-use development is still a long way from being finished. Upon completion, it will feature more than 1.2 million square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, 1,700 residential units, educational facilities and a hotel with up to 250 rooms. The Washington Business Journal reported that Howard Brown plans to next start work on a high-rise apartment building with a total of 385 units in two towers of 18 and 11 stories.

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