Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Savage MARC Station Construction

The Savage (Dorsey Run Road) MARC Station, the nearest station to Emerson on the Camden Line, has been a construction zone since April with the work scheduled to be completed in late 2014 or early 2015 to support a larger redevelopment effort called Annapolis Junction Town Center.

A new 4-story parking garage will have 704 free parking spaces for MARC commuters. A new traffic light will also be installed at the exit to Dorsey Run Road.

This work is part of a $180M project which broke ground on June 9, 2014 called Annapolis Junction Town Center to convert the Savage MARC Station into a new Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) site, with a mix of residential, office, and retail development centered around public transit:

  • 704-space parking garage
  • 416 apartment units
  • 17,450 sq ft of retail space
  • 100,000 sq ft of office space
  • 150-room hotel

The lead developer, Somerset Construction, also built Arundel Preserve near Arundel Mills Mall.

This effort has been a long time in the making, with the concept first proposed in 2006.

The schedule calls for Annapolis Junction Town Center to open by Spring 2016. $30M in roadway improvements are planned to ease congestion and improve access to Fort Meade.

Similar projects have been proposed for Laurel and Odenton, with a total of 10 potential TOD sites.

As an aside, the other impact is that the construction forced longtime roadside vendor Dave's BBQ to move onto Corridor Road:

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