BALTIMORE—The Maryland Transit Administrationis intending to lease land that had been earmarked for a newWalmart store in the Remington section of NorthBaltimore and use the site for a bus dispatch and parkingfacility.

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The MTA in a letter to elected officials states it intends tosign a three-year lease for the property, which will provide theagency an alternative location to its Kirk Avenue bus facility thatis being replaced. A $140-million bus facility broke ground morethan a year ago, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

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The lease at the Remington property, owned by SeawallDevelopment Co. would include converting a former AndersonAutomotive showroom into a dispatch center. An above-ground busfueling station will also be part of the MTA property. SeawallDevelopment Co. has stated that its plans to develop a Walmartstore at the site are on hold for at least three years. See storyin the Baltimore Business Journal.

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.