Alan Cohen

More traffic in already busy area major concern for residents near former Auto Auction site

More traffic in already busy area major concern for residents near former Auto Auction site

More than 100 people packed a meeting room at the Abingdon Library Tuesday night, concerned about the traffic that could be generated by a proposed residential and commercial development on the former Bel Air Auto Auction site just south of the Harford Mall on busy business Route 1.

Alan Cohen, a Washington, D.C., area developer, has a contract to purchase the 45-acre property that held the Bel Air Auto Auction site and transform it into a mix of residential and retail development. It would be Cohen’s first development in Harford County.

The plan calls for a convenience store with gas pumps and two commercial buildings, one a 21,000-square-foot two-story with a mix of retail...

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