Leasing surpasses 80% mark for first phase of apartment buildings


Owings Mills, MD (January 18, 2016) – Development and leasing activity continues strong at Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in northwest Baltimore County adjacent to the Owings Mills Metro Station. Project updates include the topping off of a new four-story, 200,000 square foot Class “A” mixed-use office and retail building; the anticipated opening of Eggspectation, a Montreal, Canada-based sit-down restaurant chain, over 85% leasing within Phase I of the apartments and the opening of The Honey House, a retail boutique.


The Class “A” office and retail building, which fronts on Grand Central Avenue is directly connected to an eight-story parking garage that accommodates 3,000 vehicles and the Owings Mills Metro Station. The building will be delivered in late summer or early fall. Key design elements include extra high ceiling heights, open column spacing and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that stream natural light and provides a modern office environment fostering creativity and vibrancy in the interior spaces with efficiency.


“Rather than a box-shaped appearance defined by most suburban office buildings, this structure appears to be strung together with the utilization of multiple facades, which creates interest and transitions with the pedestrian-friendly environment of Metro Centre,” explained Shellie Currie of Curry Architects, who designed the building.


Eggspectation, which operates twenty locations, including five in the Washington-Baltimore region, is expected to open in late February or early March. Recognized for its offering of nearly 60 different breakfast entrées, the restaurant also serves lunch and dinner with a diverse menu that emphasizes its breakfast items. Selections range from lobster eggs benedict to veggie omelet to strawberry pancakes and brioche French toast and also include a line of “Breakfast Bites” including grilled breakfast burritos.


The first phase of the residential component of Metro Centre consists of two five-story buildings, containing 56,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 240 market-rate apartment homes on the upper four floors. Various options of floorplans range from 700 square foot one-bedroom units to 1245 square foot two-bedroom units.


The latest retailer to open in the Transit-Oriented project includes The Honey House which markets a diverse array of products including honey harvested from farms on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, face and body products such as body scrubs, spa candles, honey body butter, lip balm and hand-crafted artisanal soap. The store also sells beeswax candles and honey lollipops.


Groundbreaking is expected soon on a new 225-room boutique hotel, positioned at the intersection of Painters Mill Road and Grand Central Avenue at the entrance of the TOD with large event and conference room space including catering.


Metro Centre at Owings Mills is being developed by Owings Mills Transit, LLC and David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD is the site manager. Upon final completion, Metro Centre at Owings Mills is expected to support more than 1.2 million square feet of Class “A” office space; 300,000 square feet of complementary retail space and restaurant space; 1700 residential units; educational facilities totaling 120,000 square feet and a boutique, full-service hotel with conference and special event facilities.


David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD., founded in 1933 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, is a full-service real estate company providing leasing, sales and management services. For additional information, visit www.davidsbrown.com