Recent Articles from Melody Simmons
Kamenetz proposes new track for Economic Development Dept.
A newly revised Baltimore County Department of Economic Development could take shape by the end of the year if County Executive Kevin Kamenetz gets his way.
Harbor Point developers answer EPA
The developer of the $1 billion Harbor Point project said it has prepared a new air monitoring plan to evaluate levels of toxic hexavalent chromium before and during construction, according to new documents filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
City Hall released a new photograph of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Thursday to use as her latest official head shot.
With pipeline unclogging, foreclosures jump
Baltimore’s foreclosure rate was the highest among large U.S. cities last month — up 296 percent over October 2012 as a backlog of foreclosures continued to clear through the courts, said a report by RealtyTrac, a national foreclosure data company.
Rethinking the Inner Harbor
Converting Rash Field into a “destination park” with a kayak launch, a performance stage, outdoor dining, a sculpture garden and a playground is the top priority of a wide-ranging, multi-year plan to upgrade the 40-year-old Inner Harbor area to be unveiled Wednesday.
Va. builder picked for residential development in White Marsh
A McLean, Va., builder has been tapped to begin work next summer on the first of 2,000 new residential units at a massive development near White Marsh.
UMMC dedicates Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower
The $160 million Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower was dedicated Friday, adding 10 operating rooms and 64 patient rooms to treat critical injuries at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
New Towson Y has a community feeling
The new Towson Family Center Y is set to open on Monday. And it’s not your father’s YMCA.
City accepts low bid on electronic water meters
Baltimore’s spending panel voted Wednesday for an $81.3 million contract for installation of new electronic water meters for dwellings and buildings in the city and some in Baltimore County, where the city supplies water. The vote by the Board of Estimates to grant Itron Inc. the contract for 400,000 new water meters was taken despite rigorous opposition from an attorney for the competing bidder[...]
State seeks new operator for BWI hotel
State officials said Tuesday they are seeking a new operator to take over the hotel located on the grounds of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
McShea family sells real estate firm to Canadian company
McShea & Co., Inc., a family-owned commercial real estate firm based in Gaithersburg, on Monday opened its doors as Avison Young.
EPA sends Harbor Point plan back for revisions
Plans for the $1 billion Harbor Point development have been disapproved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amid concerns over monitoring of toxic waste during construction on the site.