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Council Votes on Solo Cup Rezoning Tonight

The Baltimore County Council votes on rezoning issues at its meeting tonight. Included in those issues is Greenberg Gibbons' request to rezone the vacant Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills from manufacturing to retail.

After months of debate between developers, special interest and community groups and council members, the fate of the vacant Solo Cup plant on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills will be decided Tuesday.

The Baltimore County Council meets at 6 p.m. in Towson tonight to vote on all comprehensive zoning map process (CZMP) requests. Among those requests is one that would to allow retail on the site.

Developer Greenberg Gibbons is seeking the rezoning to make way for a that would be anchored by Wegmans, and house a national fitness center, a national sporting goods retailer, a national shoe retailer and 40,000 square feet of office space.

The development, called Foundry Row, has been the subject of during the summer. Developers behind two other Owings Mills projects have , citing traffic congestion and an overabundance of retail among their concerns. A group called the Say No To Solo Coalition has tried to drum up community opposition with a petition, online campaign and other efforts.

Although Say No to Solo has been and connections to Greenberg Gibbons, its leader has . Some believe the money may be coming from developers and public relations companies who have publicly opposed Foundry Row.

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BluePeace August 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Go foundry row!!!!
Fran Acle August 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Baltimore County Council, Vote YES for Foundry Row!
JBC August 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM
After all the misinformation, dirty tactics and secret funding, it appears that the rezoning will still go through. I can't wait for construction to start on a terrific project.
ReisterstownRd=parking lot August 28, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Hey, don't kid yourself. Tonight means nothing. Fasten your seatbelt for a long,protracted fight.
OMmama August 28, 2012 at 04:03 PM
A business should be able to pick their location. Go progress of any kind in our little town of no shopping available!!
EB Levitt August 28, 2012 at 09:01 PM
It sounds like a great development if the traffic issues can be worked out. I support having a Wegman's in our community as well as the other outlets planned for Foundry Row!
Charles Kane August 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Zoning map PASSED by a 6-1 vote. I guess now Kimco, Howard Brown, Garrison Forest Shopping Center and the unions will have to gear up for their inevitable appeals. Sorry, but Wegman's doesn't sell sour grapes!
Newowingsmillsguy August 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM
This new project will turn Owings Mills from the Arm Pit of Baltimore to a place people want to come to and spend their money. Welcome, welcome Wegmans's!!!!!

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