Mike Preston's report card in Week 3

Real Estate

City to move forward in Park Heights without a master developer

Baltimore Housing leaders say they are trying a different strategy in Park Heights after an effort to find a strong private developer to lead revitalization efforts there failed. Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano said the city did not feel confident the firms that expressed interest...

  • County, family seal land sale that will lead to park in Towson

    County, family seal land sale that will lead to park in Towson

    The Radebaugh family, owners of a 92-year-old floral company based in Towson, have agreed to sell a portion of their property off Aigburth Avenue to Baltimore County for use as a new park. The county has agreed to purchase 2.36 acres of land at 50 Aigburth Avenue for $1.1 million, according to spokeswoman...

  • Where the wealthy once lived, renovation aims to bring back comforts of home

    Where the wealthy once lived, renovation aims to bring back comforts of home

    A trio of Cathedral Hill townhouses that once housed wealthy Baltimore families are being reinvented as apartments aimed at a new generation who want to live and work downtown. Renamed Franklin Lofts & Flats, the Federal-style merchants' homes face East Franklin Street at St. Paul Place, a few...

  • Decision on development in historic Ellicott City delayed

    Decision on development in historic Ellicott City delayed

    Howard County's planning board delayed a vote on a plan to build 13 houses less than a mile away from flood-ravaged Main Street in historic Ellicott City, continuing a more than six-month- long case that gained renewed opposition following July's flash flood in the historic district. Residents...

  • Living small is big for business

    Living small is big for business

    WASHINGTON — The idea started on an empty alley lot in the Washington, D.C.'s little-known Stronghold neighborhood. Brian Levy wanted to show those around him the benefits of minimal and environmentally friendly living. So in 2012, he enlisted an architecture firm and builder to construct a 210-square-foot...

  • MICA moves forward with Dolphin Street demolition and new building

    MICA moves forward with Dolphin Street demolition and new building

    Maryland Institute College of Art is in the process of demolishing a three-story building at 100 Dolphin Street to make way for a new center for technology-driven artists and designers. Construction of a new five-story, 25,000-square-foot building is expected to be complete in September 2017. The...

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