Department of Recreation and Parks

Jun 1, 2012

City gets 2 proposals for a new carousel at the Inner Harbor

Two Maryland companies are proposing to bring a carousel back to the Inner Harbor. Charm City Carousel Entertainment LLC of Stevensville and TC Amusements in partnership with Crown Foods Inc. of Severn submitted proposals to the city for a new ride to go on the site of the city’s former merry-go-round attraction, between Rash Field […]

Mar 19, 2012

Rawlings-Blake’s property tax rate reduction bill to be introduced Monday night

A bill to lower Baltimore’s property tax rate by 20 cents by 2020 will be introduced Monday night before the City Council. The legislation is a follow up to a campaign pledge made by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake last year while she ran for a full term and comes at a time when taxes and audits […]

Feb 28, 2012

Driving away with Baltimore’s budget

The Board of Estimates, Baltimore’s spending panel, will hear Wednesday a protest from resident and community activist Kim Trueheart on an agenda item she called “foul” and “awful.” Trueheart, who said she has been coming to the Board of Estimates’ weekly meetings since August, filed a protest to the $20,800 request by the Department of […]

Oct 25, 2011

Occupy Baltimore protesters face eviction from McKeldin Square

As Occupy Baltimore reaches its three-week anniversary with protesters inhabiting McKeldin Square by the Inner Harbor, the city's Department of Recreation and Parks said they must scale back their presence. Many participants said Tuesday that they are prepared to go to jail if the city tries to remove them from the space.

Oct 19, 2011

Occupy Baltimore applies for permit, waits

Occupy Baltimore applied for a permit for a square near the Inner Harbor last week, but the application is still under review. Department of Recreation and Parks spokeswoman Gwendolyn Burrell Chambers said Wednesday that the group applied for a permit for 25 to 300 people to express solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, a demonstration in […]

Oct 7, 2011

Baltimore zoning code changes to be subject of public hearings

Beginning Oct. 19, the city’s Department of Planning will hold a series of public meetings on a draft of the city’s new zoning code. The last time such changes were made, Johnny U was lofting TD passes for the Baltimore Colts. This version of the zoning redo has been crafted over the past year. Before […]

Feb 27, 2011

Partnership wants a greener downtown

Replacing some of the concrete in center city with green space and parks is the focus of a report released Friday by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. The Open Space Plan would cost more than $100 million and be used as a development guide for the next three decades, said Kirby Fowler, president of the […]

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