A Baltimore County
councilman withdrew a bill Thursday that would have given a wide range of exemptions on development regulations to the Metro Centre at Owings Mills.
Councilman Kenneth Oliver
plans to reintroduce the measure June 4. It would give special exceptions to the huge project on matters including building sizes, parking, open space requirements and signage.
Oliver, a Randallstown
Democrat, said he did not have enough votes on the council to pass the bill. Some on the council and in the community had called the bill a "blank check" for the project's developer, Howard Brown of David S. Brown Enterprises.
Oliver said he plans to discuss the legislation further with his colleagues and amend the bill to address their concerns.
The Metro Centre, which is under construction near Interstate 795 and Painters Mill Road, is set to feature a community college center, library, retail and office space, residential units and a hotel.
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