A half-acre parking lot some Parkville residents have said is key to economic revitalization was sold by the Baltimore County Revenue Authority to a developer.
The authority's board voted 2-1 this morning to sell the lot on Harford Road at Lavender Avenue to DMS Development for $530,000.
Two members, Chairman Donald Hutchinson and Bonnie Phipps, did not attend the meeting.
The vote on the sale came moments after one board member, Leslie Pittler, made a motion to lease the lot to community and business groups in the Harford Road corridor.
Pittler's motion failed for lack of a second. He voted against the subsequent motion to sell to the developer.
The authority currently leases other lots in the Arbutus area and had a similar agreement where for eight years it leased an underperforming Pikesville lot to a number of businesses and restaurants along Reisterstown Road.
Developers plan to build a Walgreens pharmacy on the property that is near Taylor Avenue.
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