B&N May Open Store in Baltimore's Northwood Commons

A two-story Barnes & Noble bookstore could be in the works for the revitalized Northwood Plaza across from Morgan State University, the Baltimore Sun reported. Developer Mark Renbaum told a Planning Commission meeting last week that the new store would be part of a $50 million redevelopment of the shopping center, "which could include a grocery store, student apartments, offices, campus police and other shopping."

The Northwood Commons redevelopment was before the Planning Commission seeking updated zoning to allow the mixed-use plans to proceed. The Sun wrote that the plans "had run into trouble earlier this year amid resistance from one of the community groups near the site that had been worried about traffic, parking and density. But the two sides reached a compromise this spring and a representative from the Hillen Road Improvement Association testified in favor of the plan."

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