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Jun 22, 2017

Baltimore’s McKeldin Square to reopen to the public

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is reopening McKeldin Square. The public plaza where demonstrations are frequently held will reopen Thursday after a $4 million renovation that includes new landscaping and expanding usable space, as well as more trees, terraced seating and public artwork. Part of the redesign also includes removing a large fountain that partially obstructed […]

Mar 29, 2017

Downtown Baltimore report portrays ‘city on the rise’

Baltimore’s traditional central business district is the economic engine of “a city on the rise,” according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. The 2016 State of Downtown Baltimore Report highlights the positives of an area — defined in the report as a one-mile radius of the intersection of Pratt […]

Jan 9, 2017

Fowler: Economic report shows downtown Baltimore’s contributions

A Downtown Partnership of Baltimore report found that the core of the city more than carries its fair share of the tax burden, the group’s president said. The Economic Impact of Downtown Baltimore report, Kirby Fowler, the organization’s president, rebuts the perception that the traditional central business district takes more than it provides the city, said Kirby […]

Dec 29, 2016

Baltimore partnership subsidizes low-income passes for bike share

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will subsidize memberships in the city’s bike share program for low-income residents starting this spring. Kirby Fowler, the partnership’s president, said the idea for this program came from a staff member who worked at Boston’s bike share program that had a similar underwritten membership.  The partnership’s board of directors increased its [&hel[...]

Kirby Fowler
Jul 21, 2016

Fowler: Don’t double-tax downtown Baltimore for extended Circulator

A key supporter of the Charm City Circulator said Thursday that a sustainable funding source must be found if the free bus system is to continue operating outside the core of downtown. Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc., said his organization opposes increasing the city’s parking tax 4 percent to maintain […]

Dec 17, 2015

Small businesses prepared for future trials, wary of further unrest

With Baltimore officials and Freddie Gray’s family urging for calm in the aftermath of a mistrial for one of six police officers charged in Gray’s death, small business owners around the city who had to start over after April’s unrest are keeping their fingers crossed that their worst day has already happened. Clifton “Nicky” Hutchinson […]

Apr 1, 2015

Downtown Baltimore growth slowed in 2014

Growth in downtown Baltimore sagged in areas such as employment and office leasing.

Feb 20, 2015

Baltimore multifamily market looks strong

Although some markets are weakening, Baltimore's multifamily market is positioned to thrive heading into the spring leasing season.

Kirby Fowler
Feb 13, 2015

Baltimore partnership wins ‘tense’ argument with Economist

The magazine agrees to change an article that implied Baltimore was still losing population.

Feb 9, 2015

Shake Shack to open in Baltimore this month

Shake Shack is riding the fast-casual dining wave, along with that of its buzzy initial public offering at the end of last month.

Jul 8, 2014

Downtown Baltimore gains national recognition

The Huffington Post and International Downtown Association recognize Baltimore's city center.

May 27, 2014

Ad campaign seeks to rebrand downtown Baltimore

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has released new ads trying to change perception of that area of the city.

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