On April 26th, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones joined together to unveil a $20 million effort to revitalize the commercial area surrounding Security Square Mall.
For Fiscal Year 2022, the community-driven revitalization initiative will receive $10 million in County capital funding and an additional $10 million in State capital funding. County Executive Olszewski discussed the potential of Security Square in a press release:
“All communities are worthy of investment and capable of revitalization, including Security Square which has long been a central community hub in Western Baltimore County that has not yet reached its fullest potential,” Olszewski said. “With this investment, we are becoming a fully committed partner in the effort to revitalize this critical economic and community anchor.”
Speaker Jones explained the necessity of the $20 million investment:
“Security Square Mall remains a vibrant place for local businesses and an important part of the community, but the property needs significant revitalization and investment,” Speaker Jones said. “This $20 million investment will jump-start this effort and help bring new life to the community.”The Security Square Mall was built in the late 1970s
The Security Square Mall was built in the late 1970s. Last year, Baltimore County opened the state-of-the-art Woodlawn Health Center at the O.W.E. Center located at the site. Regarding next steps, the County intends to host a charrette – a process where community members come together with professional architects, design professionals, transportation experts and economists to formally help re-think what is possible for the property.