Baltimore County officials and the team behind a new development in downtown Towson will host a ceremonial groundbreaking of a project now known as Circle East on Tuesday.

The $30 million redevelopment project is set to replace the former Towson Circle, which included a Trader Joe’s grocery and Barnes and Noble book store with a 390-unit apartment building and 240,000 square feet of street-level retail.

Representatives from Retail Properties of America Inc. and Virginia-based apartment developer AvalonBay will speak at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, along with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks during the groundbreaking.

Company officials re-branded the mixed-use shopping center, at East Joppa and York roads, as Circle East in October.

The ceremony will be at the Towson Circle at 1 E. Joppa Road.

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