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Sinatra, Ellicott shutting down Elmwood Crossing construction within days

Construction work on the first phase of the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment project is expected to stop within days, in keeping with the governor's executive order, after crews finish making the site safe and secure, a spokeswoman for the developers said.

"There were structural items that needed to be squared away," said Amy Nagy, director of development for Sinatra & Co. Real Estate, one of the two partners in the project along with Ellicott Development Corp. "We have to make sure that it's safe and stable."

Nagy said officials plan to shut down the job at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street in "a matter of days," as required by the state's directive for nonessential construction to cease during the effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. "We know that it's a requirement to do so, unfortunately," she said.

The state order allowed contractors to work only for as long as needed to ensure safety.

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