While the fight over redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property overshadowed other issues in Baltimore County's comprehensive zoning review, County Council members made nearly 300 land-use decisions last week.
Many of us have long thought of Bel Air, the actual incorporated town, as having reached the saturation point development-wise. Unless the town expands through annexation, there are no really large undeveloped spaces left to conquer, or so the mantra went for many years. Even annexation has become out of the question, since most of the land surrounding the town limits has been developed or is parkland.
After going through ownership changes, scrubbed designs and, to the chagrin of local officials and residents, being several years behind its promised construction schedule, the $130 million makeover of the now-closed Laurel Mall is finally happening.
An open-air plaza surrounded by yet-to-be-selected restaurant and retail tenants is planned to be built at the Mall in Columbia in the space currently occupied by the L.L. Bean store, mall owner General Growth Properties announced Tuesday.
Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character whom I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and with successor company Chessie System, that relied upon his powers of persuasion and absolute patience.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A new Baltimore City Health Department proposal would effectively ban many wine and liquor stores in residential neighborhoods, including at least five in north Baltimore, as part of the city's first comprehensive rezoning efforts in four decades.
Part of a Route 1 property was being proposed for a new Bel Air Plaza. The property, which was listed at 44 acres, was then part of the Durham farm. The first phase of the Bel Air Plaza was to include 15 different store locations using 100,000 square feet at a cost of $14 per square foot to construct.
It's Sunday morning, so that means Dick Weinknecht and Rick Dietrich are in their usual perches — sitting atop the red-vinyl-covered stools at the counter of the Forest Diner, nearly-empty coffee cups and folded newspapers in front of them
The first new building in what will become a significant investment in downtown Columbia is itself a sizable investment — an estimated $100 million project that will bring 380 apartments and about 14,000 square feet of retail and a public promenade to land near the Columbia mall
Diners familiar with the historic Milton Inn in northern Baltimore County needn't whet their appetites for a carbon copy of the iconic restaurant's pricey fare when owner and executive chef Brian Boston opens his second eatery in Highland this summer
A federal grand jury indicted five suspects on charges they sold counterfeit goods, allegedly by high-end designers such as Michael Kors, Coach and Jimmy Choo, at the Patapsco Flea Market and other places in the last six months.
Copper theft -- striking many utilities and other businesses -- has been common in Maryland since sharp price increases took the price of copper from about $1.25 per pound in January 2009 to about $4.50 per pound in May 2011. From Capital News Service (CNS)
As to Harford County's purchase of the Plecker property, we would welcome County Executive Craig and all Council Members to visit our home located directly across the street from this proposed site to see why this is NOT the location for another transport station.