Quarry Lake (Maryland)

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Quarry Lake (Maryland)
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Quarry Lake in 2017
LocationPikesville, Maryland
Coordinates39°22′57″N 76°41′28″W / 39.38250°N 76.69111°W / 39.38250; -76.69111Coordinates: 39°22′57″N 76°41′28″W / 39.38250°N 76.69111°W / 39.38250; -76.69111
TypeReservoir
Surface area40-acre (160,000 m2) [1]
Max. depth150 metres (490 ft) [1]

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] The quarry operated to produce crushed stone from a gneissic phase of the Cockeysville Marble.[3] The Arundel Corporation of Baltimore survives as a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company.[4] 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.[5] Construction began in 2005,[6] 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Shops at Quarry Lake Breaks Ground in Pikesville Archived December 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Minerals of the Greenspring Quarry in Baltimore County, Maryland, Posted by Jake Slagle, July 15, 2013.
  3. ^ McMahon Quarry (Greensberg Quarry), Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
  4. ^ Bloomberg, Company Overview of The Arundel Corporation, retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "'Rock-breaking' held for Quarry Lake at Greenspring - Baltimore Business Journal:". Bizjournals.com. 2005-10-19. Retrieved 2012-05-31.