Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sports Authority joins the list of businesses for Towne Centre Laurel. Retail construction is due to wrap up in Oct. 2014.
National sporting goods chain Sports Authority has joined the list of businesses for Towne Centre Laurel, the planned $130 million redevelopment of the site where Laurel Mall once stood. Greenberg Gibbons, the developer behind the open-air retail and residential plaza, revealed an updated list of tenants along with an estimated construction schedule at Monday night's Laurel Mayor and City Council meeting. Sports Authority will occupy a 33,458 sqft. space, according to Greenberg Gibbons. The complex is also set to include a 49,002 sqft. Harris Teeter supermarket, a 50,507 sqft. Regal Cinemas movie theater, and an upgraded 64,964 sqft. Burlington Coat Factory store. In all, the developer plans to build 400,000 sqft. of retail, dining, and …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The stolen items included five large dumpsters full of metal and two large building chillers.
Authorities say they're investigating the theft of some $90,000 in equipment and scrap metal from a construction site at the former location of Laurel Mall. According to Laurel police, officers responded to the scene in the 14800 block of Baltimore Ave. around 6:06 a.m. Sunday. A supervisor told police that five large dumpsters full of scrap metal had been stolen from the job site. Two large building chillers—each about 5 feet by 12 feet by 25 feet—are also missing, police said, along with several other tools and machines. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092. Laurel Mall was shuttered in May of last year and is currently being redeveloped into the Town Centre at Laurel, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Developers introduce conceptual plans to Town Centre at Laurel to city council.
Conceptual plans to transform Laurel Mall into the Town Centre at Laurel have officially been introduced to the Laurel Council. Developers for the project presented renderings of what the project will look like once completed in 2012 to the council, during a meeting Monday night. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. The new site will be smaller than Laurel Mall with about 400,000 square-feet of retail, as well as 435 residential units that are will sit near the intersection of Fourth Street and Cherry Lane Road. The Centre will be anchored by a 12-screen movie theatre, a grocery store and Burlington Coat Factory. The site will also include …
Monday, September 10, 2012
City Council is back and session with a busy slate tonight.
Introduction of a conceptual plan for the Town Centre at Laurel and possible vote on a controversial annexation tops tonight’s agenda for the Laurel Council. Back in session after a summer break, the Council will be introducing an application for the conceptual revitalization plan for the former Laurel Mall, now to be called the Town Centre at Laurel. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. Last week, during a work session meeting, Council members were still fine-tuning plans for the redevelopment including transportation and traffic concerns along Fourth Street. The Council could also vote tonight on a debated plan to annex more than four …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Council spars over traffic and transportation over future development
The Laurel Council is set to review what could be some of the final plans for the pending Town Center at Laurel. The project, which broke ground last month, is at the site of the former Laurel Mall and city officials are still ironing out plans with the developer. During a Wednesday night work session, council members discussed concerns they had about parking, traffic, and transportation at the development. A conceptual site plan submitted by the developer calls for the Central Maryland Regional Transit bus hub to remain toward the rear of the property along Fourth Street. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. But the mayor and council …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As the demolition of Laurel Mall continues, here are a few images showing its progress. Feel free to add some of your own.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Demolition crews make quick work of removing the Laurel Mall sign.
Timber! City officials including Laurel Mayor Craig Moe joined developers of the soon-to-be demolished Laurel Mall Tuesday to lend a hand in removing the shopping center's sign. Check out our video. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Developers, officials gather to break ground for Town Centre at Laurel.
Development of the open-air Town Centre at Laurel is officially underway, starting with the demolition of the property's current occupant, Laurel Mall. Today officials from the City of Laurel, Prince George’s County, and the state government joined the developers in a groundbreaking ceremony for the project. “I have looked forward to this day for a long time,” said Laurel Mayor Craig Moe. “This has been a project with many challenges…revitalizing this property will create a” jumping off point for other development projects in the city, he said. Laurel Mall officially shuttered in May leaving Burlington Coat Factory and the U.S. Post Office the only remaining stores open. Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, which partnered with the site's owner, …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Laurel Mayor, Prince George’s County Executive to turn out for event.
The final days of Laurel Mall are near as a groundbreaking ceremony commencing its redevelopment into the Town Centre at Laurel is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Mayor Craig Moe, the Laurel Council, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker are among attendees to the invite only event. Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, which partnered with the site's owner, Somera Capital Management, to redevelop the mall, plans to demolish the existing structure and turn it into an open-air town center. Greenberg announced the mall was pursuing retailers Harris Teeter, Regal Cinemas, and Burlington Coat Factory to anchor the mall. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A national expert says malls are out, downtowns are in. Do you agree?
It’s a tension being played out across the Baltimore-D.C. region: Are customers spending their money more at shopping malls or in downtown retail districts? There are some indications that downtown retail districts may be on their way to winning the battle for shoppers. In Laurel, city officials have put efforts into redeveloping both the Laurel Mall and the Main Street cooridor. Richard Florida, a national expert on cities and development, wrote recently on an Atlantic Cities blog post that, “After years of neglect, decline, and abandonment, downtowns across the United States are poised to come back—and not just as redoubts for hipsters, artisanal food, indie music, and trendy boutiques, but as major shopping destinations.” Florida …