As Baltimore works to demolish vacant properties in and around the 2700 block of Fenwick Avenue in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello community a rash of fires has added to the despair of residents. On Tuesday morning, a two-alarm fire destroyed six vacant ...Read More »
Mark Washington, executive director of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corp., isn’t naive. He knows his neighborhood, which shares an economic profile with some of Baltimore’s poorest communities, faces deep challenges as it struggles to thrive again. He also believes the community, ...Read More »
If the proposed $2.6 billion Red Line light rail route is built, it has two ways to go. It could be a catalyst in transforming West Baltimore from an economically distressed area with an abundance of vacant properties into a revitalized urban area. Or it could be just another poorly thought-out transportation project that fails to capitalize on its potential.Read More »
The city housing department has signed an agreement to use nearly $10 million from a national foreclosure abuse settlement to demolish 578 mostly derelict buildings and houses in 10 Baltimore communities, in some cases relocating homeowners and renters so entire blocks can be razed.Read More »
ABERDEEN — A search for live explosives is prompting some changes for workers and visitors to Aberdeen Proving Ground near Aberdeen. The Army installation said Tuesday that the Route 715 gate near the visitor center will be closed Friday nights ...Read More »
The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore say they have closed the deal and are looking for operators for all or part of the four-square-mile property. Spokesman Gary Epstein says the mill has state-of-the-art cold-rolling equipment. ...Read More »
A local group is seeking to demolish the 45-year-old Morris A. Mechanic Theatre and replace it with two 30-story towers that would add 600 market-rate apartments to center city, a 150,000-square-foot retail complex and an underground parking garage. The $150 ...
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