Quarry Lake (Maryland)
|Quarry Lake (Maryland)|
Quarry Lake in 2017
|Surface area||40-acre (160,000 m2) |
|Max. depth||150 metres (490 ft) |
Quarry Lake is a manmade lake in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County, Maryland. Originally a marble quarry, it is now one of the deepest lakes in the state. The lake is surrounded by Quarry Lake at Greenspring, a mixed residential development and commercial development that includes single-family homes, condominiums, shops, and office buildings.
The lake itself is a flooded quarry that dates back to at least the 1940s, when it was known as the McMahon Quarry. It was later the Arundel Quarry, and finally the Greenspring Quarry. The quarry operated to produce crushed stone from a gneissic phase of the Cockeysville Marble. The Arundel Corporation of Baltimore survives as a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company. It is located off Greenspring Avenue, between Old Court Road and Smith Avenue.
In 1999, an agreement was reached to allow a new mixed-use development to be constructed on the property. Construction began in 2005, and the first businesses opened starting in 2006, which now include medical office space of LifeBridge Health, Walgreens, and The Fresh Market. The development also features 83 single-family homes and 500 condos.
The center of the development features is 40-acre (160,000 m2) lake, which is 500 feet (150 m) deep, one of the deepest lakes in the state of Maryland.
- The Shops at Quarry Lake Breaks Ground in Pikesville Archived December 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Minerals of the Greenspring Quarry in Baltimore County, Maryland, Posted by Jake Slagle, July 15, 2013.
- McMahon Quarry (Greensberg Quarry), Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
- Bloomberg, Company Overview of The Arundel Corporation, retrieved 15 May 2018.
- David Nitkin (Dec 22, 1999). "County councilman and developer reach agreement on Greenspring Quarry project; Fewer houses to be built, easing fears of neighbors; waterfront park is added". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "'Rock-breaking' held for Quarry Lake at Greenspring - Baltimore Business Journal:". Bizjournals.com. 2005-10-19. Retrieved 2012-05-31.