Site cleared for Morgan State’s business school

The former Hechinger’s and Burlington Coat Factory stores at the corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive in northeast Baltimore are now history. The site today is cleared — and ready for development to begin on a $72 million business school at Morgan State University. The 138,000-square-foot school will be named after Earl G. Graves, a Morgan alum. Left standing is the rest of the Northwood Plaza Shopping Center, originally built in the 1930s. Construction is expected to begin in early 2012. ***** If you care to comment on the city’s efforts to rewrite the zoning code and haven’t yet found the time, here’s some good news. City planners have extended the deadline to render remarks to Jan. 6. After that, final revisions and new maps will be drawn up for presentation to the City Council. Public hearings will be held after that as well. *****