Charlie Steffey and Jim Rouse negotiated unsuccessfully with the "city fathers" of Glen Burnie, offering to regenerate the (then failing) center of town with their revolutionary concept.
The "sticking point" was that the intersection of Crain Highway and Quarterfield Road (the proposed location) habitually flooded in even nominal rainstorms, to the point of cars being up to their doors in the river that ensued.
There were 15,902 housing units at an average density of 1,300.1 per square mile (502.0/km²).
The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.11% White, 13.52% Black, 0.35% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races.
27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
Rouse of the Rouse Company (which also developed nearby Columbia, Maryland).
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The name was changed to "Glennsbourne Farm", and eventually "Glenburnie", as the property was passed through Glenn's descendants. De Alba decided two words were better than one, and gave the town a final name change to the current Glen Burnie.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Glen Burnie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Glen Burnie is also home to a campus of Anne Arundel Community College.