Officials from The Stronach Group were joined in early May by Maryland Senator Guy Guzzone and Howard County Council Chair Christiana Rigby for the groundbreaking of phase 1 of Laurel Park Station, a mixed-used transit-oriented development located adjacent to Laurel Park Racetrack.

Laurel Park Station will feature a new MARC train station, which will be linked to the surrounding community. Phase 1 of the development will feature 220 condominiums and two-over-two townhomes, a community garden and sports park. As the homebuilder for Phase 1, Ryan Homes expects to deliver the first units in spring 2020.

At full build-out, in addition to a new MARC rail station, the 63-acre Laurel Park Station will include 1,000 residential units, 127,000 square feet of retail space, 650,000 square feet of commercial/office space and 22 acres of open space that will feature a kayak launch on the Patuxent River and walking and running trails.

“We see Laurel Park Station as transformational for North Laurel, Route 1 and the greater southern Howard County area,” said Bill Hecht, CEO of Stronach Properties. “The scale of the project sets the stage for a major impact on the local economy resulting in community interaction, active living and environmental sustainability. Laurel Park Station is a great example of smart growth that will enhance regional transit offerings and improve access to transportation for the region while creating a high quality, connected community.”