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UDARP set to review Cold Spring mixed-use plans

Designs for the long planned 2001 Cold Spring Lane redevelopment are set to go before the city’s design review panel on Thursday.

The project has gone through several design iterations. It was initially intended to be a “town center” with residential and retail that connected with the nearby Cold Spring light rail stop. But the development has shifted and the emphasis is on providing 80,000 square feet of office space. The developer said that a doctors’ group specializing in pulmonary care has already expressed interest in the office space.

The project is proposed for the southwest corner of Interstate 83 and Cold Spring Lane. It would be near the Baltimore Police Department’s Northern District headquarters and Loyola University’s athletic complex.

Development on the project was initially backed by Landex Cos. but now Aquity LLC and Baybridge Properties are pursuing the development. Kann Partners has been the architect for the project since it was first pitched to surrounding communities in 2012.

The project was slowed by BGE’s plans to build a substation on property near the proposed development. But working with the city and BGE, a land swap was arranged so that the utility could build the substation in an area that would not be visible from the development.

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

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