Lowe’s has dropped its commitment to anchor the 25th Street Station retail/housing development in Remington, and developers are now seeking a new anchor for the project. Jon M. Laria, a Ballard Spahr partner in Baltimore and attorney for developer Rick Walker, stated that lawsuits attempting to block the project caused Lowe’s to withdraw.

“The world would be a better place if people didn’t feel the need to litigate every development project they don’t like,” Mr. Laria told The Daily Record. “Litigation creates uncertainty. Unfortunately, when you’re trying to get a $70 million project off the ground, pending appeals make it difficult to do that.”

Mr. Laria went on to say: “Wal-Mart has been with us from the beginning, and we’re very certain we are going to get this project done. We just have to see this through. Now we are figuring out what the right next step is — it could be a new anchor, or a reconfiguration. We don’t know at this point.”