Recent Articles from Melody Simmons
Baltimore’s spending board has approved a request from the city’s housing department to continue funding administration and operations at Park Heights Renaissance Inc., a nonprofit that opened in 2008 to redevelop the community in the northwest part of the city that includes Pimlico Race Track.
The roast pork, quesadillas and Havana Blast Shakes at what may have been the first restaurant to open in Baltimore’s Middle East neighborhood in 50 years are no more.
City planning officials say they will soon spend $100,000 to hire a consultant to write a master plan detailing how 16 targeted communities surrounding the Horseshoe Baltimore casino will spend an anticipated $17 million in gambling revenue this year and next.
Portraying downtown Baltimore’s commercial properties as second fiddle to the waterfront, as Harbor Point developer Michael Beatty did late last year in a sales prospectus for the 260,651-square-foot Thames Street Wharf, will result in a smackdown.
The controversial tax increment financing bonds, or TIFs, to be issued to Harbor Point developer Michael Beatty this winter will not directly fund public infrastructure at the $1 billion project as pledged by Beatty to the City Council last summer.
Controversy and construction. Big plans and small steps. Creative financing. In 2013, the real estate and development scene in the city and Baltimore County saw a wave of fits and starts.