Two separate petitions have been filed in Baltimore Circuit Court challenging the planned development of a big-box shopping center in Remington. The center would be co-anchored by a Walmart and a Lowe's. Critics said it would force smaller retailers in the area out of business. Many also wanted the big box stores to pay workers higher minimum wages.

Baltimore City Council member Mary Pat Clarke introduced a living-wage bill that Ballard Spahr partner Jon Laria, an attorney for the development team, said could jeopardize the project if passed. The bill died in committee, but Clarke said she is trying to resurrect it.