Recent Articles from Melody Simmons
Rotunda project begins to move dirt this month
The long-awaited groundbreaking for the $100 million redevelopment of The Rotunda is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday in North Baltimore.
State foreclosures jump in August while U.S. slows
Foreclosure starts in Maryland jumped 24 percent over July’s figures, an August report by a national foreclosure tracking firm said Thursday.
Remington residents want to discuss Walmart with developer
A group of residents in the city’s Remington community say they hope to soon meet with the developer of a Walmart planned for construction there as final plans for the project get underway.
Residents to protest Harbor Point on environmental grounds
As city residents and activists work toward against what they say could be potential environmental problems from the construction of the 27-acre Harbor Point development, state and federal environmental officials and the developer are expected to outline some of building plans at a public meeting Wednesday.
Council approves Harbor Point TIF
The Baltimore City Council’s vote Monday night for the sale of as much as $125 million in tax increment financing bonds for infrastructure, parkland and other improvements to help construct the controversial Harbor Point development will set into motion a two-month investigative period on the entire deal, city officials said.
East Baltimore hotel to break ground in December 2014
The city’s design review panel on Thursday questioned the wisdom of architects who have planned construction of a temporary public park on the grounds of a new hotel in the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. project.
Gen-Xers and Millennials picking up home-buying pace
A city design review panel on Thursday gave another preliminary approval to schematic designs for a 30-story tower to be built amid what today is decay at 325 W. Baltimore St.
201 N. Charles sells for $19.6M
A 28-story building in Baltimore’s central business district has been sold for $19.6 million, the firm that arranged the sale said Wednesday.
Texas coming to Frederick; real estate searches on smart phones
The casual eatery, Texas Roadhouse, has inked a lease with St. John Properties Inc. for just over 2 acres at the Westview Business Park in Frederick.
CHAP gives preliminary approval to Mt. Vernon site
A city review panel gave limited preliminary approval to plans for a $25 million, 142-unit apartment building at a busy intersection in historic Mount Vernon Tuesday.
Full City Council advances Harbor Point TIF
Legislation to establish up to $125 million in tax-increment financing advanced in the Baltimore City Council Monday evening, despite continued protests from some local leaders and residents.
Board: TIF hearing should have been open to public
City finance officials were wrong to close a May 20 meeting at City Hall in order to discuss and vote on details of a $107 million request for taxpayer subsidies for a luxury development at Harbor Point, the Attorney General’s Open Meetings Compliance Board found.