Other than a Burlington Coat Factory and a few leveled fields, there's not much to see these days at the former home of Laurel Mall.
But if all goes according to plan, the Town Centre at Laurel—an open-air retail and residential plaza—will start to take shape at the site in the next month or two.
So far, there are three confirmed tenants for the development: a Harris Teeter grocery store, a Regal Cinemas movie theater, and a new Burlington Coat Factory store, which will be built closer to the McDonald’s at the east end of the site.
Construction on the complex has yet to begin, but Jack Brock, deputy director of the Laurel Community Planning and Business Services Department, said city officials are in the process of reviewing building plans.
“There have just been some minor corrections on the plans,” Brock said. “As soon as the engineering firm makes the corrections, then we’ll be ready to pull the permits.”
The development process is moving along the proposed timeline, Brock said, with construction slated to begin at the end of March or the beginning of April.
Greenberg Gibbons, the developer for the project, expects announce any new tenants next month, according to Brock.
Greenhorne and O’Mara Inc., an engineering consulting company that previously worked on the Annapolis Towne Centre in Parole, is also assigned to the project.