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Towson Circle III Construction Could Begin This Summer

Demolition could begin on the site as soon as next month.

Shovels may get in the ground this summer on the long-planned Towson Circle III development.

told Patch that financial matters have held up the start of work on the project, but demolition of the former Burger King and bank on the East Joppa Road site could begin as soon as next month.

"My understanding is they expect to have all the demolition permits ready soon," Marks said.

Ken Mills, chief executive of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, said he expected construction to begin on the in September.

"It was really a matter of everything kind of falling into place," Mills said of the delays on the Towson Circle project, which involved "a lot of moving parts."

Mills said he expected the garage to be partially open by late 2013, about 13 months after the start of construction. A movie theater is planned above the garage. The rest of the development is set to be finished by 2014.

The long-planned $85 million project is partially funded by the revenue authority, which plans to buy the garage after completion, with the help of .

In January, and the Cordish Companies, Towson Circle III's developers, that Cinemark would open a 16-screen theater at the site in 2014.

The development also includes several pad sites targeted at high-end restaurants.

A Cordish spokeswoman said no information on other tenants was immediately available. An executive for Heritage Properties did not return a call seeking comment.

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