There's no end to Metro Centre impass...

There's no end to Metro Centre impasse in sightCounty, developer still haggling over costs

There are 16 comments on the Owings Mills Times story from Apr 29, 2008, titled There's no end to Metro Centre impasse in sightCounty, developer still haggling over costs. In it, Owings Mills Times reports that:

“It just seems like (the Metro Centre standoff) is yet another blow, in a long line of blows, in what was conceived as a hub around which Owings Mills could develop”

Nearly a year after progress on Metro Centre at Owings Mills ground to a halt, nothing has changed. via Owings Mills Times

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Not suprised

Baltimore, MD

#1 Apr 30, 2008
Maybe this has to do with the crime in the area? Why would they put a nice, new, upscale building complex where there are teens running wild and crime occurring all the time? The Owings Mills mall has 30% of its store fronts empty. Also, the apartment complex I live in now near the AMC and mall is not even 75% full because of these issues. If Owings Mills wants an "upscale" style and level of commerce, they need to clean up the crime first!!!
not either

Westminster, MD

#2 Apr 30, 2008
Owings Mills used to be so nice. THen the blacks took over. Now there is alot of crime.
Not suprised

Baltimore, MD

#3 May 6, 2008
not either wrote:
Owings Mills used to be so nice. THen the blacks took over. Now there is alot of crime.
Wow, that was a racist comment!
livewiremd

Baltimore, MD

#4 May 6, 2008
Creating an "upscale" building complex at the end of the crime pipeline makes no sense! Just ask where Sachs went. Along with Sears and many fine stores, they felt that they suffered enough crime and shoplifting and left town! I am a metro rider and have seen what happens on the trains after normal business hours!
Many Metro systems around the country encourage their riders to travel to businesses along their routes. The Owings Mills Mall management has built a high FENCE to prevent the riff-raf from walking from the Owings Mills Metro station to the Mall!! Perhaps this place would be a great place for a JAIL instead.
Not suprised

Baltimore, MD

#5 May 7, 2008
I agree with your comment about the fence. I live at that apartment complex by the mall and the AMC and cannot even walk home from the Metro because of the fence! We will be moving in a few months due to the crime in the area.
supermax

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 12, 2008
Not suprised wrote:
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Wow, that was a racist comment!
Try to ride a metro once and see for yourself. Crime around the mall is mostly black, this is a fact.
Not suprised

Baltimore, MD

#7 May 14, 2008
supermax wrote:
<quoted text>Try to ride a metro once and see for yourself. Crime around the mall is mostly black, this is a fact.
I take the Metro 5 days a week from my apartment in Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins where I work. Regardless of the data on who is committing the crimes, it is racist to say some thing such as "Owings Mills used to be so nice. THen the blacks took over. Now there is alot of crime." Not all blacks commit crimes... and for the record, I am white!
SmithKandJ

Westminster, MD

#8 May 14, 2008
Ok I fail to see how its racist? Whites live there = no crime. Blacks move in = crime crime crime. Its statistics, not racism. Now this might be racist = I would immediately move out of Owings Mills to be around all whites if I could be garaunteed taht no blacks would ever be allowed to move to where I move. I lived in OM when it was all white. Nice place it WAS. They are moving up 795 like damn roaches.
Not Suprised

Baltimore, MD

#9 May 15, 2008
SmithKandJ wrote:
Ok I fail to see how its racist? Whites live there = no crime. Blacks move in = crime crime crime. Its statistics, not racism. Now this might be racist = I would immediately move out of Owings Mills to be around all whites if I could be garaunteed taht no blacks would ever be allowed to move to where I move. I lived in OM when it was all white. Nice place it WAS. They are moving up 795 like damn roaches.
Show me those statistics and data that you refer to that say only blacks commit crimes. Calling a group of people "roaches" is rude, inconsiderate, and because you make this generalization based on skin color, racist!

I read these posts and cannot believe you people! I am so glad that I was raised not to be a racist moron and judge people based on the way they look. No wonder blacks feel that some whites hate them, the way you talk does show a lot of hatred. It is just plain sad.
Ashamed of my blacks

Clarksville, MD

#10 Apr 10, 2009
not either wrote:
Owings Mills used to be so nice. THen the blacks took over. Now there is alot of crime.
I'm a black man and I agree!!! Once the Baltimore area's notoriously uncivilized black savages started coming to Owings Mills it declined just like whenever low class blacks discover and "F" up all formerly fine communies like Randallstown and Woodlawn. I hate these people! They make me ashamed to be a black man. We have got to stop all this politically correct crap and surveillance target the black hip hop thugs who hang at the mall and who make life so unpleasant for all the civilized people who have to look at their nasty thug braids and pants hanging off their filthy butts. Black men today just look like and act like thugs. I'm sick of them! They have destroyed Owings Mills! Including New Town where I live and used to love, but the racially segregated all black New Town High School has brought many criminal black gang members into New Town. Yes, another community destroyed by hip hop thug blacks! Montanana here I come!
penny

Baltimore, MD

#11 Apr 20, 2009
Wow, a lot of racist white people in md
SmithKandJ wrote:
Ok I fail to see how its racist? Whites live there = no crime. Blacks move in = crime crime crime. Its statistics, not racism. Now this might be racist = I would immediately move out of Owings Mills to be around all whites if I could be garaunteed taht no blacks would ever be allowed to move to where I move. I lived in OM when it was all white. Nice place it WAS. They are moving up 795 like damn roaches.
penny

Baltimore, MD

#12 Apr 20, 2009
Wow, a lot of racist white people STILL in maryland.
Tyrone

Abingdon, MD

#13 Apr 20, 2009
As a black person, I don't find it racist. The facts/statistics speak for themselves. I used to live in Owings Mills, and it is a little Woodlawn now. Nobody said only blacks create crime. However, the statistics show that blacks, in proportion to whites, do commit more crime and deteriorate the housing market in the areas they begin to saturate. It may not have been the most politically correct statement in the world, but it was not racist.
no name

Pikesville, MD

#14 Mar 18, 2010
And so what that its racist... It is true.... Whites are scared to go around those areas because of the blacks. Owings Mills Mall has nothing but black customers. Nothing wrong with that, but majority of them are thugs, who look scary.. What's true is true..... Maybe if blacks stop conducting crime, then this area will be nice again and people wont be as scared.
Not suprised wrote:
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Wow, that was a racist comment!
supermax

Laurel, MD

#15 Jul 6, 2010
I've been in Owings Mills since 1994. Increase in the black population and decline of the mall is apparent. Racist or not- I just report what I see with my eyes.
lala

Baltimore, MD

#16 Oct 25, 2011
Please be careful when u lable 'BLACKS' as the cause to this issue. The issue is Section 8 and the issue is a lack of community involvement. I am black and moved here in HS From NY when Morningside Heights was premier. We Paid high rent and had expectations; a good school and community. We paid a LOT more where I came from and were pretty well off BEFORE we came here. So, when section 8 was implemented many ppl from the inner city were living and AFFORDING apartments out side of there economic boundaries causing ISSUES. I make more money than the mean in Owings Mills, but, I chose to buy a home here. Most BLACKS who live here WORK and are upper middle class. Your ignorance preceeds you. For you to think that ALL BLACKS who live here dont DESERVE the right is appauling. I can remember getting my house burglarized by WHITES. I can remember Fights and Gun shots .. .something I was NOT used to, by WHITES. I am sure not to assume that ALL Whites act this way because I know ALL blacks do not. Report what YOU See, but, is what you're seeing from NARROW tunnel vision or is it BROAD. Vote Republican. Democrats caused this. Just something to think about.

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