Baltimore 'Waterfront Walk' June 5


The Baltimore Harbor Endowment will sponsor its fourth annual "Waterfront Walk" on June 5 to call attention to the rejuvenation of the city's urban shoreline.

The walk is a six-mile trek along the Waterfront Promenade, a pedestrian walkway that stretches from Canton through Fells Point and the Inner Harbor to Baltimore's south shore along Key Highway. Since 1977, when city officials articulated a goal of creating a continuous promenade along the shoreline in downtown and East Baltimore, 60 percent of it has been resurfaced and made available for permanent public use.

"This event has become a tradition for Baltimore," said Jerome Bird, Harbor Endowment executive director. "There is no better way to see the progress of the Waterfront Promenade, and all the interesting communities and developments along the way, than to walk the promenade brick by brick."

This year's walk will start at the Canton Waterfront Park at 9 a.m. and will end at the Cross Street Pier next to the new HarborView condominiums and yacht club.

At stops along the route, participants will be able to learn about developments planned and under way, including the Maritime Institute of the Living Classrooms Foundation, Brown's Wharf, Broadway Pier, the Allied Chemical site, President Street Station, the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, the London Coffee House and the George Wells House.

The fee is $5 per person in advance and $6.50 on the day of the event. More information is available at 732-8155.

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center will host a walking tour in the Harwood section of Baltimore this week to showcase properties available for sale through its Homeownership Program.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III are expected to participate in the four-block walking tour, which will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose's offices, 321 E. 25th St.

Entitled "Pathway to Progress," the tour will include stops at 2617 Barclay St., 350 Whitridge Ave., and 300 Whitridge Ave., three houses that have been rehabilitated or are scheduled for rehabilitation with federal, state and local funding assistance.

The tour is part of St. Ambrose's 25th anniversary celebration.

Landlord survival

The Property Owners Association of Greater Baltimore will present a "Landlord Survival Seminar" Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tremont Plaza Hotel, 222 St. Paul Place.

The seminars will focus on tenant selection policies, discrimination issues, eviction and rent court procedures, lease arrangements, maintenance and legal compliance with the Baltimore City Code and Baltimore County Livability Code.

Advance registration is necessary and may be made by calling the Property Owners Association at 727-1324.

Hugh Hardy

* Architect Hugh Hardy of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in New York will be the next speaker in the 1993 Spring Lecture Series sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He will talk about his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The cost is $10.

* The Washington office of William Trebilcock Whitehead has been selected to design the new Ruth Powell Dining Hall Replacement Facility at Salisbury State University. Construction of the $10 million, 75,000-square-foot dining hall is expected to begin in July 1994 and be completed by May 1995, according to WTW project principal Jon Grant.

* The Bomstein Agency has been selected to provide advertising services for Chapman's Landing, a planned community in Charles County.

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