Baltimore County is buying up the former Sears property at Security Square Mall.

The $10 million deal also includes 18 acres of land.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said it’s part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the area and will help the site become a “vibrant community hub for years to come.”

There is no word just yet on what will happen to the property, but we do know the county plans to take community input.

Ryan Coleman, the president of the Randallstown NAACP, said they’re hoping for more retails shops a possible Amphitheatre and more attractions to bring in visitors.

“I really think we can make this, not just a good mall in Baltimore County, but one of the premiere malls on the east coast and I think we’re starting to do that with the money that’s coming in and the focus that’s coming in and everyone working together,” Coleman said.

People who live in the area also said they are excited about what may be to come.

“We’re going to be vibrant. We’re bouncing back from the pandemic for some exciting things for the next 10, 20, 30 years,” said Alex McCamey, a Woodlawn resident.

The purchase is still subject to Baltimore County Council approval.

The council will meet on the matter coming up on Sept. 6th.

Source: WBAL

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