| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:02 AM
A Connecticut-based developer plans to turn 60 acres of unoccupied land in west Columbia into 100 single-family homes and 106 townhouses by 2020.
The development, called Simpson Oaks, will be built adjacent to the headquarters of W.R. Grace, a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Makeup giant Sephora Americas plans to open a massive, tailor-made warehouse in Harford County to serve as the distribution hub for its East Coast customers, adding 200 full-time jobs to support its growth, an attorney for the company said.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Baltimore officials hope prospective homebuyers can be enticed with three words: Cold, hard cash.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to increase incentives for people who buy homes in Baltimore. Municipal employees will be eligible for a $5,000 loan,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Officials with the Southern Baptist Church of Baltimore have terminated their contract to purchase the Mariner Point Swim Club of Joppatowne, but that does not mean they have lost interest in acquiring the property and building a church and community...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
It has been more than eight years since Brian DiMaggio purchased nearly 4.5 acres at the corner of Gamber and Old Gamber roads in Finksburg with the intention of relocating his auto and truck repair business there.
After what DiMaggio describes as a...
| Dec 12, 2013
"At this festive season of the year," I have been known to quote a line or two from Charles Dickens.
For some reason, the phrase, "A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December!" for me conjures up visions of government...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Even in dappled autumn sunlight, Fear Avenue in Northwest Baltimore looks a bit desolate. People are scarce, homes and businesses can be counted on one hand, and the traffic that flows heavily on nearby Reisterstown Road seems but a trickle on this...
| Oct 23, 2013
A little more of a sense of urgency on the part of Harford County's government is called for on the purchase of land for parks, especially in areas that already are heavily populated.
Lately, two rather high profile cases have shown the county...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Baltimore County officials, looking to sell off public property for private development, have selected proposals to build a Royal Farms gas station in Towson, a shopping center in Dundalk and expanded parking for a nursing home in Randallstown.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Advocates for saving the Mariner Point Swim Club in Joppatowne, as well as having the county purchase the property and turn it into a community center, have been meeting with top Harford County officials in recent weeks.
"It's really very in the early...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Harford County officials are looking into the possible acquisition of the Mariner Point Swim Club now that a Baltimore-based church has canceled a contract to purchase the Joppatowne property.
"We're going to investigate the possibility of acquiring the...