Home-improvement chain Lowe’s has dropped its plan to anchor the 25th Street Station project, a retail and housing development proposed for Remington. Lowe’s recently announced it is closing several underperforming stores around the country and slowing expansion.

Jon Laria, a real estate partner at Ballard Spahr, is representing the developer, W.V. Urban Developments LLC, in the project. "We're actively working to figure out a plan that will work," Laria said. "It would be great to have Lowe's, but … Lowe's is not the make-or-break tenant for the project. The project is not in jeopardy as a result of [Lowe's] decision."

Lawsuits over construction of the development have sprung up. Mr. Laria told The Baltimore Sun that the lawsuits are "frivolous," and that he blames them for stalling a project with widespread support from locals who "would like to shop in their neighborhood, would like to stay in the city and sure as heck don't want a vacant car dealership … We're still doing design, construction, bidding. The problem is we are awaiting the outcome of … litigation."