The controversy over a new outlet mall slated to open between two other malls in White Marsh was heated enough that voters were asked to have the final say.
Ultimately, Baltimore County voters ended up approving the measure, which was technically a change to zoning laws, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The Paragon Outlets project would add 120 new shops to the area, as well as 250 residential units and office space along I-95.
Getting this luxury outlet mall is a big political effort. Paragon representatives first had to negotiate a deal with White Marsh Mall. Some residents also opposed the development, saying it would add to traffic issues. That led to the vote, which appears to clear the way for the development. Never underestimate the power of shopping.
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