It was a glass-half-full day. It was a time to celebrate cranes in the air — four of them — towering behind Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the stalled $1.8 billion East Baltimore redevelopment project was getting a jump start. None ...Read More »
Daily Record Reporter Melody Simmons was on WBAL Radio Monday morning talking about Part 1 of the five-part series running this week on the massive East Baltimore redevelopment, called “Too Big To Fail? Betting A Billion on East Baltimore.” Simmons ...Read More »
Below is an interactive map that shows Phase I and Phase II of the East Baltimore Development Inc. project. The red area is Phase I and the blue is Phase II. Click on the cameras to see a picture of ...Read More »
Click here for full coverage of the investigation Reporters Melody Simmons covers development and real estate for The Daily Record. She has been a reporter in Baltimore for more than three decades, focusing on urban and regional issues including development, ...Read More »
As the nation headed into its worst recession since the Great Depression, staffing and salaries at East Baltimore Development Inc. skyrocketed between 2005 and 2009, Internal Revenue Service documents show. The pay and benefits at the nonprofit increased by 46 ...Read More »
What is a TIF? The acronym stands for Tax Increment Financing, a little-understood form of public investment in urban redevelopment now favored by the city of Baltimore. When City Hall approves a TIF to help finance a new development, bonds ...Read More »
East Baltimore Development Inc. has spent $6.4 million per acre since 2002 to revitalize a largely vacant chunk of inner city bounded on three sides by slum and blight. The money has gone to buy homes, demolish buildings, relocate residents ...Read More »
Below is an expanded list of links to documents related to The Daily Record’s investigation into East Baltimore Development Inc. Letter to the editor from Arlene Conn EBDI’s April-May 2010 Newsletter (PDF) EBDI’s December 2009-January 2010 Newsletter (PDF) EBDI’s February- ...
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The nation’s largest urban redevelopment, a projected $1.8 billion effort to transform 88 acres of East Baltimore into a world-class biotech park and idyllic urban community, lies derailed amid vacant lots, boarded houses and unfulfilled dreams a decade after it ...
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What’s in a name? That’s a loaded question if you ask people from Middle East, a community north of Johns Hopkins Hospital that is subject to an 88-acre overhaul. Now the community may be getting a new name. (Click here ...Read More »