In awarding the latest subsidy for development in cash-strapped Baltimore, leaders of the City Council on Monday required the developers to set aside millions for the nearby community — a new standard they plan to begin imposing.
In recent years, the revitalization of Sykesville Main Street has brought economic growth and connectivity between residents and the businesses that serve them. However, many business and property owners in the historic downtown area are concerned that the development of the Warfield Complex could hinder growth — and perhaps destroy it altogether.
The consultants hired to study Columbia's economy have developed a series of site-specific recommendations that proposes a slew of retail options, including coffee shops, apparel boutiques, office space, specialty stores, a live performance venue and a variety of restaurants, for eight of the community's nine village shopping centers.
Tom Peddy, and son, Ted Peddy, are second and third generations of success behind Green Spring Station, the Lutherville office and shopping center. Tom's father bought Green Spring Inn in 1936 and Tom later acquired adjacent land to develop Green Spring Station. Father and son are now working on a $2 million renovation of the center.
Inside Aberdeen Proving Ground, an estimated 21,000 people report to work on any given day, conducting research in massive new federal buildings. But outside the base, gleaming new offices completed in anticipation of economic spillover stand empty, a reminder of growth that has remained tightly contained.
Developer Greenberg Gibbons announced last month the addition of five new restaurants, two retailers and a U.S. post office to the new Towne Centre at Laurel. Along with new tenants is also the addition of a new street light and entrance that allows drivers to enter from Cherry Lane, said Jack Brock, assistant director of community planning for Laurel.
Laurel Health Foods store owner Monika Price is preparing to close the store on Main Street and leave the historic district when her lease expires this month. The good news is that Laurel Health Foods, which Price's mom, Maria Lowe opened 44 years ago, won't disappear completely, but will be downscaled in a much smaller location. Price's sons, Philip and Curtis Price, own a 6,000-square-foot CrossFit gym at 14210 Cherry Lane Court, and are designing a space for the store in the gym's current
Developers planning an upscale outlet mall in White Marsh hope to clear a critical hurdle this week just as owners of nearby retail centers – including White Marsh Mall – are waging campaigns to halt the likely competitor.
Enterprise Holdings, headquartered in St. Louis, plans to raze the old Gino's restaurant to construct a 1,600-square foot car rental agency on the property at 619 York Road, according to Ned Maniscalco, an Enterprise spokesman. The new building is expected to open in February.
The Annapolis-based Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund will move its headquarters to Baltimore's Locust Point neighborhood next fall, bringing its 240-person workforce to the expanding McHenry Row mixed-use project, the company announced Monday.
The roofs in the new development in Southeast Baltimore aren't all finished, and city officials aren't quite sure what to call it, but they turned out in force on Wednesday to celebrate the first apartments completed on land that once held the sprawling O'Donnell Heights public housing complex.
The consultants hired to study the economic status and possibilities of key locations in Columbia, including most of the village centers, presented final recommendations from their report on Thursday evening.
Real estate experts offered a gloomy view of the market for some of the office space in the core of downtown, telling the Baltimore Development Corp. Thursday it is becoming harder for owners of offices along the Baltimore and Charles Street corridors to find tenants.
City officials said the owners of Harborplace are moving closer to performing improvements on the signature Inner Harbor properties, which have faded since their celebrated opening more than 30 years ago into a collection of stores dominated by chain restaurants, souvenir sellers and vendors of cold desserts.
As the more than 24-hour deluge of rain came to an end in much of central Maryland on Thursday morning, residents, local officials and business leaders all took stock of the torrential downpours' toll.
By By Colin Campbell, Kevin Rector and Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun
A plan to sell Baltimore's public housing high rises to private developers has left us residents concerned about guarantees of our rights, oversight of maintenance, loss of union jobs and the loss of our homes.
Residents at a notorious subsidized housing complex in West Baltimore sued their landlord and two private security firms Tuesday, alleging that they were forced to live in filthy conditions and suffered reprisals from guards when they spoke out about problems.
State plans for the proposed Purple Line through suburban Washington satisfy federal environmental standards, the Federal Transit Administration announced this week — an important green light for the project to proceed.
Tenants at Sage Management apartments and townhouses in Baltimore filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the property management company for allegedly charging illegal late fees, according to a compliant filed in the city's Circuit Court.
Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
The real estate investment trust, which caters to government and defense-related tenants, saw earnings per share hit 94 cents for the three months ended Dec. 31, compared to 16 cents during the same period in 2012.
A Baltimore-based developer is seeking to build an outlet mall with more than 100 stores in White Marsh off Interstate 95 — just blocks from the existing White Marsh Mall and The Avenue at White Marsh.
By By Alison Knezevich and Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun
Up and coming Single Carrot Theatre is making its move to its permanent home, in the old Mr. James Tire Shop, one of the Seawall redevelopment properties. Single Carrot will open its first show in the new space Jan. 24.
Given the local experience with giving tax breaks to large corporations only to see the resulting economic development evaporate after a few short years, it's time for Harford County, Maryland – and every other government entity in country, for that matter – to reconsider the wisdom of offering such deals.