Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to
announce that the City of Laurel was among 15 sites across the state
named by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley as Smart Sites.
Smart Sites are site-specific capital projects that encourage
public and private investment and green building practices in existing
Maryland communities. Smart Sites show how State and local partners can
work together to coordinate and align investment in innovative ways
that catalyze smart growth in appropriate areas throughout Maryland.
The site selected by Governor O’Malley is the Laurel MARC Station
at First and Main Streets, and is also located within the City’s BRAC
zone, which encourages redevelopment that supports the BRAC buildup
anticipated at Fort George G. Meade in close by Anne Arundel County.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Office of Real Estate is
currently accepting expressions of interest by developers for a
mixed-use transit oriented development on State owned property located
around the Laurel MARC Station.
Mayor Moe is looking forward to continuing coordination between
the Maryland Department of Transportation, the selected developer, and
the City of Laurel in making this project a reality in the near future.