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Poll: Should the Rotunda Keep Indoor Shopping?

The Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel is scheduled to review plans for the project on Thursday.

On Thursday the Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel will plans for the redevelopment of the Rotunda mall.

During the first review, panel member M.J. "Jay" Brodie and Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke about the plans to remove indoor shopping at the mall and instead have all retail on the building’s exterior.

But Hekemian & Co., the mall’s owner, expressed surprise about the suggestion, and was reluctant to maintain the interior shopping of the current mall.

Patch wants to know what you think.

Cat Walker August 15, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Andre is 100% correct. The Rotunda feels like a basement. Even the shops at Greenspring Station feel dark and dingy. It is not new and fresh. Look at how well new ideas do in this area. The Food Market and 13.5 are jammed every night as well as the Corner BYOB. The area of Roland Park/Hampden/Wyman Park is screaming for a fresh new area like the one proposed. I can't believe issues like standing in the snow and security is holding this great idea up.
Joyce Krause August 15, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Agree with that one John, Hopkins have so many cameras. I would love to have a security job there!
Joyce Krause August 15, 2012 at 09:45 PM
We need another grocey store for sure. I had spoke to the seniors including my 84 year old mom. She is so afraid when she goes to Giant's because of crossing 40th. Street and Roland Ave.
JAM August 17, 2012 at 02:42 PM
The only stores I go to at the mall are the big ones where I can park outside their door - go in and get what I want. I never walk around the inside of a mall anymore. I like being able to see the store I want and get to it easily - I shop at Marshall's and Target at Mondawmin but I never go in for the other stores.
JAM August 17, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Why is it BAD URBAN DESIGN?

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