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SBA closing Baltimore disaster loan outreach center

SBA closing Baltimore disaster loan outreach center

The U.S. Small Business Administration will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Coppin State University on July 10. That’s the deadline for businesses damaged in the April riots to apply for a low-interest disaster loans. The agency has been ...

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Maryland sticking with affordable housing formula

Maryland sticking with affordable housing formula

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow housing discrimination suits based on “disparate impacts” serves as a warning to Maryland — be careful.  But the state has no intention of reviewing how it awards tax credits for low income housing. The ...

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CBRE creates online magazine called Blueprint

CBRE creates online magazine called Blueprint

Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services firm CBRE is now in the content game. The firm has announced that it has created an online magazine called Blueprint. The goal of the magazine is to produce articles that highlight the “transformational role ...

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Baltimore seeks developers for downtown properties

Baltimore seeks developers for downtown properties

The Baltimore Development Corp. has released Request for Proposals for four properties near Power Plant Live. According to the BDC, it prefers redevelopment of all four properties by one developer, that the individual buildings are preserved where possible and that ...

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Bernie Sanders to blame for Baltimore PILOTs?

Bernie Sanders to blame for Baltimore PILOTs?

Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or PILOTs, are incentives given to some developers to encourage building that have become increasingly controversial in Baltimore. The incentives, which essentially allow a developer to pay a set amount of taxes for a certain ...

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Baltimore 100% urban?

Baltimore 100% urban?

How urban is Baltimore? A recent post by FiveThirtyEight, a statistics-driven journalism website, took a look at how urban American cities truly are. The site examined how the density of populations in the country’s largest areas and examined to what ...

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Lexington Market RFP issued

Lexington Market RFP issued

Lexington Market Inc., a nonprofit corporation that operates the market, Monday issued a Request for Proposal on a three-phase redevelopment of the historic market. BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2015) — Lexington Market, Inc., a private, nonprofit corporation that operates historic ...

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Gen Y has urban preferences, even in the ‘burbs

Gen Y has urban preferences, even in the ‘burbs

Millennials, largest generation in the nation’s history, are split fairly evenly on where they see themselves living. A report by UDR, Inc., and published by the Urban Land Institute, shows that about 37 percent of Millennials view themselves as “city ...

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