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Moshe Safdie

Hudson's Corner: Complex near Cold Spring light rail a sign of smart growth

I am not one to push for more development in north Baltimore, but a proposal presented at the June 7 meeting of the Roland Park Civic League makes a lot of sense.

The Linthicum-based Landex Companies wants to build 250 market rate apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail space and underground parking near the Cold Spring Lane light rail station. The concept would be a "town center" complex.

New apartments and retail would bring more business and people into the city. With a shrinking city population, that would be a good thing.

No one mentioned a supermarket, but a food store there would make sense, so renters might actually be able to get away without having a...