The Odenton Town Center is a 1600-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Odenton, Maryland governed by a County Council-approved Master Plan outlining its vision, goals, and development guidelines. Though in the planning stages in some shape or form for over 40 years, the plan is finally bearing fruit as a result of the tremendous growth coming to Odenton as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure expansion and other growth at Fort Meade, as well as continuing growth in the defense, technology, and medical sectors of West Anne Arundel County.
The core of the Odenton Town Center is its transit-oriented development, designed to encourage pedestrian-friendly projects close to the Odenton MARC Station, the busiest non-terminal station on the Penn Line. Developments combine retail, restaurants, office, and residential space, as well as parks, plazas, and recreational trails, so that members of the community can live, work, and play without getting in their car.
Unlike other Town Centers in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas, the Odenton Town Center is not a single-developer project – over 20 developers currently have projects at some stage of the development process within the Odenton Town Center. For an overview of the Odenton Town Center, including a virtual construction of potential development, watch our video at Odenton Town Center Video.
Significant progress has been made in Odenton, including:
- Construction of Flats170 at Academy Yard, a 389-unit luxury apartment complex, on the site of the former Nevamar industrial site, the first of several phases.
- Completion of The Village at Odenton Station, Anne Arundel County's first transit-oriented development. Retail leasing is now underway.
- Completion of the Odenton Gateway complex in East Odenton, including the new Anne Arundel Health System/Johns Hopkins Medical joint office building, Patient First urgent care center, CVS pharmacy, and Haven at Odenton Gateway apartment complex.
- Completion of Town Center Commons townhomes near the MARC Station - their popularity has led the developer to propose additional townhomes at the site.
- Completion of a new Walgreen's, and relocation of the historic Rieve's building, in the Village area.
- Relocation of the Chesapeake Innovation Center to the Seven Oaks Office Building coming Summer 2014, bringing Anne Arundel County's support of tech entrepreneurs closer to Ft. Meade.
For a look at some of the projects currently in the pipeline, check our Under Construction page.