The Odenton Town Center, located in western Anne Arundel County, is the largest of Anne Arundel’s legislated town centers at 1,233 acres. Originally designated a town center by the County in 1968, the 2005 federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) act which affects Fort Meade acted as a catalyst for development in Odenton Town Center to finally begin taking shape.
The Odenton Town Center Master Plan outlines the vision, goals and development guidelines for the Odenton Town Center. It is transit-oriented and centered around the Odenton MARC Station which is the busiest stop on the Penn Line. This heavily trafficked stop serves more than 2,100 riders daily, nearly twice as many riders as parking spaces for the station. In addition to the MARC station, Odenton is served by a network of major highways and regional roads and is only six miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
In 2008, Odenton Town Center received a BRAC Zone designation from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. This designation offers local jurisdictions financial incentives to directly fund infrastructure improvements in the area. The Odenton Town Center Master Plan has undergone its second mandated revision to refine and streamline Plan elements with adoption by the county council expected in spring 2016. Additional legislation to continue moving the Odenton Town Center forward with necessary infrastructure was also passed in 2010 in the form of the Developer Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) for the construction of Town Center Boulevard and the Sewer Subdistrict. Completion of the Sewer project in early 2014 will make way for Town Center Boulevard construction to begin.
More than 20 development projects within the legislated boundary are in the planning, permit processing or construction stage to include office, retail, restaurants, hotels and residential. The Plan also calls for parks and recreation trails.
The development of Odenton Town Center enjoys broad support from the local community which is finally seeing a rebirth of the area bringing new and additional services. Construction can now be seen throughout the Town Center. Below are some projects recently completed or currently under construction in Odenton Town Center. View our Development Activity Map to determine the locations of these projects.