Construction under way for marketplace


HRW Development of Baltimore broke ground yesterday for Westminster Marketplace, the newest retail center along Route 140 in Westminster.

The 400,000-square-foot center will be anchored by Home Depot, BJ's Wholesale Club and Kohl's Department Store. In addition, Eastern Petroleum will build a freestanding 4,000-square-foot service station, convenience store and carwash.

The center will open in July. The city annexed the 54-acre site in June 1999, at which time the Carroll County commissioners granted commercial zoning status to the area.

Located at Leidy Road and Route 140, Westminster Marketplace will face Center Street. The developer will construct 2,300 feet of road to complete the loop from Route 140 linking Center Street to the new Westminster high school and back to Center Street and Route 140. In addition, the developer will underwrite the cost of constructing a 2-million-gallon water tank to serve the eastern part of Westminster.

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