Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Baltimore County Police charged an 18-year-old Glen Burnie man who lost money gambling with making a false statement after he told police he was robbed at the Owings Mills Mall.
It’s never a good idea to call the police to help settle your gambling debt. A Glen Burnie man was charged with making a false statement after he did just that. Cedrick James Brinkley, 18, of the 100 block of 5th Avenue in Glen Burnie, told police on Tuesday, Sept. 25, that armed robbers took clothing and cash from him when he was at the Owings Mills Mall the previous day, according to information provided by Baltimore County Police Franklin Precinct No. 3. Police learned that the man was not at the mall that day by interviewing mall employees and reviewing surveillance footage. Brinkley was interviewed again, and he told police he lost the money gambling, police said. He was charged on a summons for making a false statement.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Carl Verstandig, a Pikesville real estate investor, has approached Kimco to buy its stake in the mall, according to reports.
A Pikesville real estate company is looking to buy the Owings Mills Mall, according to media reports. America’s Realty LLC has approached Kimco Realty, the company that currently owns the mall along with General Growth Properties, about buying their stake in the property, according to a Baltimore Business Journal report. Carl Verstandig, the company’s CEO, told the BBJ he offered 10 to 15 percent more than other buyers for the mall, which has a vacancy rate of 55 percent. Verstandig could not be reached for comment. Kimco, which unveiled plans to redevelop the mall in February, have not revealed what its next steps are going to be. Geoff Glazer, Kimco’s vice president of acquisitions and development for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Bill "contravenes 50 years of regulation" and "is simply not good public policy," according to county executive.
UPDATED (6:03 p.m.)—A controversial bill that granted exemptions to the Metro Centre at Owings Mills project will be vetoed, according to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The veto is Kamenetz's first since taking office in December 2010. The bill passed unanimously Monday by the Baltimore County Council was amended to protect the proposed redevelopment of the Owings Mills Mall and Solo Cup. Some of the amendments, sponsored by Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins granted exemptions to traffic studies and prohibited county hearing officers from placing additional requirements on the Mall and Solo Cup project known as Foundry Row. Parts of the original bill were also thought to be problematic. Almond said late …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Councilman Ken Oliver chastises Chairwoman Vicki Almond for late introduction of amendments to his bill affecting the Metro Centre at Owings Mills.
A disagreement Monday night over amendments to a bill impacting an Owings Mills development led Baltimore County Councilman Ken Oliver to publicly accuse two of his colleagues of working for attorneys of a rival development. A clearly irritated Oliver questioned the motives of Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins after several amendments were introduced immediately prior to the vote. Bevins, an Oliver Beach Democrat who represents Essex, Middle River and Parkville, co-sponsored three sets of amendments that affect the Owings Mills area, split by Oliver and Almond. "How are you going to put an amendment on my bill at the last minute without asking me," Oliver said to Almond. "Is this how were going to legislate in …
Friday, June 8, 2012
About 60 speakers voiced their opinions whether the proposed project would help or hurt residents and businesses in the Reisterstown Road Corridor.
Sixty people spoke out during a public hearing Thursday in Pikesville regarding Baltimore County's Comprehensive Zoning & Mapping Process for District 2. That's a significant number of speakers, compared to the 13 who signed up to speak during the 5th District's CZMP meeting on Monday. While the District 2 meeting dealt with 35 zoning issues, 68 percent of the speakers voiced their support or opposition to the proposed Foundry Row project along Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. For the project to begin, the former Solo Cup manufacturing land, now owned by Greenberg Gibbons and scheduled to be developed along with Vanguard, must be rezoned from its current manufacturing to a business zone. Those who spoke about the project displayed …