Developers are scheduled to present designs to the city next week for a major mixed use development with a hotel and apartment on a prime Pratt Street parking lot across from Harborplace — one of the last undeveloped parcels close to the water.
The city has set aside nearly half a million dollars to tear down a crumbling building on property it purchased in west Baltimore about 10 years ago in an effort to spur revitalization in the area, officials said.
The last-ditch write-in campaign by state Del. Shawn Tarrant (D) to unseat his 40th District colleague, Del. Frank Conaway Jr. (D), failed by a long shot, but some Democratic heavy-hitters supported it, according to campaign-finance records.
Baltimore's self-image seems at odds with the relentless optimism of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. Plank wants – perhaps needs – the city to shed its inferiority complex if he is to keep growing the thriving company and lure thousands more employees to the city.
The Baltimore region has been less affected by federal spending cuts than other parts of the state, helping to make it a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Maryland economy, a federal economist said Thursday.
A granola company, a cafe and a contracting firm owned by a disabled veteran are the first three recipients of $700,000 in loans from a new Baltimore County program for small minority- and women- owned businesses.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously approved Federal Hill Neighborhood Association President Eric T. Costello to fill a vacant seat, but several members expressed concern over a process they said lacked true community involvement.
Eric Costello has been a magnet for controversy as president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association. Now he's been nominated to fill a City Council vacancy through a process that has been criticized. The council is expected to vote Monday on his nomination.
Kmart plans to close its Wabash Avenue store at the end of November, laying off more than 100 employees as the company trims operations around the country, according to notice submitted to the state last week.
The Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in a closed session Thursday to start exclusive negotiations with a developer seeking to build market-rate apartments at two city-owned sites on Mulberry Street.
Judging from the rush of developers to produce new apartments and the surge of office and hotel construction, Baltimore is seeing what looks like a new renaissance — fueled by two generations of urban dwellers who have come on the scene since the renaissance of 1960-80, when the city was re-invented by the "crown jewel" of the Inner Harbor.
If Baltimore is going to attract 10,000 more families to the city (and keep the 10,000 already here), we need City Council members and state delegates and senators who understand the needs of families and are willing to address them. Only together can we create strong schools, safe streets, green spaces and walkable neighborhoods throughout downtown.
City Councilman William H. Cole IV appeared as the new president at his first public meeting of the Baltimore Development Corp. Thursday, on a day when the mayor announced six new board members and the board approved three new projects for the city's west side.
With Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his south Baltimore council seat representing the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill.
The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. voted Thursday to start negotiations to sell a set of city-owned properties in the 400 block of N. Howard Street to a group proposing to create a hub for small theater companies.
Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city's budget.
Ernest L. Caldwell Jr., a retired senior city planner and urban designer who did early studies for what became Oriole Park at Camden Yards, died of complications of Parkinson's disease July 8. The Stoneleigh resident was 74.
The state said Tuesday it has approved bigger tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore, including the site of the new Amazon warehouse. The benefits, which are designed to spur job creation in an area where several businesses have recently closed, went into effect July 1.
Baltimore County received $1.5 million to fund small, women and minority owned businesses through the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund, according to a Wednesday, June 18 county-issued statement.
A Towson-based company founded less than 10 years ago has emerged as one of the biggest players in the local real estate scene, drawing on its principals' deep ties to the area to build political and financial support for its plans.
Baltimore officials on Wednesday approved a $3.4 million deal to build a luxury hotel on a Fells Point pier after chiding a developer for trying to include campaign contributions to local politicians as part of the project's costs.