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More BRAC leasing, Baltimore Data Day and tidbits

About 11,000 square feet of space at St. John Properties’ GATE project in Harford County has been leased by Telford Aviation Inc. as the BRAC area at Aberdeen Proving Ground continues to fill with new jobs and companies.

Telford is a Milwaukee-based division of ACC Holding Inc. and will use the space at the 416-acre Government and Technology Enterprise business park within APG to consolidate program management, training and technical staff there. Telford specializes in all things supportive to the new BRAC mission at APG, which includes direct troop support, aircraft maintenance, contractor flight operations and special training.

Telford’s new digs will be completed in the next month as St. John, the exclusive developer at APG for the BRAC private development, is putting the final touches on the LEED Silver-designed building. The developer has started and delivered nine speculative office and research buildings at APG, totaling more than 526,000 square feet. Over the next five to 10 years, that space is anticipated to grow up to 2 million square feet.

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July 22 is Baltimore Data Day.

The day-long conference at the University of Baltimore will focus on teaching city leaders how to best use technology and data for the improvement of local communities.

The free event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be located at UB’s William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, aka: home of the Merrick School of Business, at 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

The event is being put together by the UB Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob-France Institute and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Baltimore City Department of Planning.

Panel discussions and workshops include:
•  Perspectives on Exploring Your Community Through Data;
•  Results from the 2010 Census;
•  Using Data for Neighborhood Stabilization;
•  Economic and Workforce Development.

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The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has released results of its Spring 2011 competitive round for Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and rental housing funds.

Developers of eight properties with more than $101 million in total project costs received awards for the construction and rehabilitation of 475 rental units, including 84 units specifically targeting persons with disabilities.

“These developments are sorely needed in order to provide families with affordable,
quality housing and allow them to continue living and working in communities
they call home,” said state housing secretary Raymond Skinner. “When housing projects like these come on line, the relationship between home and community becomes quite clear.”

Awards were determined through a competitive process this spring. DHCD received 30
qualified applications and awarded state rental housing funds to eight projects for a total of $7.9 million, and more than $8 million in federal low income housing tax credits.

The program was created to foster private investment in the construction and rehab of low-to-moderate income housing development.

Developments that received funds and tax credits include Oakwood Family Homes in Anne Arundel County, Foxtail Crossing in Dorchester County and Fells Point Station in the city.

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TIDBITS:  Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate LLC has leased 5,650 square feet of space to the University of Maryland Baltimore at 1501 S. Edgewood St. as well as 4,800 square feet of space to the Nabalee’s Family Martial Arts Center at 8924 McGaw Ct. in Columbia … Cirque du Soleil is returning to Charm City on Aug. 24 with a new show, Quidam, to open at the First Mariner Arena. Quidam originally opened in 1996 and has toured in venues around the world ever since.