Harford County Seeks “Expressions of Interest” for Mixed-Use Development Opportunity in Downtown Bel Air

 

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Harford County government is seeking “Expressions of Interest” in one of the last major development opportunities in the vibrant downtown area of Bel Air. The official request has been posted on the county website for mixed-use development of county-owned property covering roughly two-thirds of the block bounded by Main Street, Churchville Road, Hickory Avenue, and Courtland Place in the Town of Bel Air.  The property consists of two connected parcels totaling approximately 2.5 acres.

 

“This is an exciting opportunity to create jobs and expand the tax base while attracting citizens to live in and enjoy downtown Bel Air,” said County Executive Barry Glassman. “We are looking for a high quality, mixed-use concept that is in keeping with the community character and our goals for economic development.”

 

Submissions are required to provide significant parking solutions and should emphasize pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and landscaping.

 

The property known as the “tire lot,” so-named for a former business on the site, is now the home of a parking lot, and a former shopping center currently used for government document storage.

 

The complete Request for Expressions of Interest is posted on Harford County government’s procurement bid board here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1540/Bid-Board-and-Results. Submissions are due by 3:00 p.m. on January 19, 2017.

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