Rendering of Solo Cup property redevelopment

An artist's rendering of the planned redevelopment of the Solo Cup propety in Owings Mills, featuring a Wegmans grocery store, upper right. (Handout photo / March 26, 2012)

As a former resident of Reisterstown for many years and now a resident of Pikesville, I am very excited at the prospect of Foundry Row and the Owings Mills Mall revitalization and Metro Centre coming to our area. It has been many years since I have been able to shop in my own area instead of traveling to White Marsh, Columbia, Towson or Hunt Valley. It is very frustrating to see development in all other areas of Baltimore County and not the Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown area.

I don't feel that Foundry Row will detract from the mall redevelopment but, rather, do just the opposite. If people are shopping at Foundry Row and know there is another shopping mall within a few minutes drive, they will shop at both areas.

The residents who live in Pikesville, Owings Mills and Reisterstown deserve the access to shop in their own neighborhoods. It is long overdue!

Ellen Lafferman, Pikesville