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 of Fort Meade, as well as continuing growth in the defense and technology 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. Planned projects 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 over the past year, including:
- Construction of The Village at Odenton Station across from the MARC Station, scheduled for completion in Spring 2012;
- Clearing and initial construction at Odenton Gateway, future home of Anne Arundel Health System and Johns Hopkins Medical’s joint venture medical building, with the apartments of The Haven at Odenton Gateway already well underway behind;
- Demolition of the first of the abandoned Nevamar factory buildings to make way for Phase One of StonebridgeCarras’s 55-acre mixed use redevelopment of the site;
- Construction of the first phase of townhomes at Town Center Commons off Town Center Boulevard by the MARC Station;
- Completion of the Courtyard at Bonaventure Townhomes off MD175
- Completion of the Seven Oaks Office Building off Bluewater Boulevard, now leasing.
For a look at some of the projects currently in the pipeline, check our Under Construction page.