general growth properties

Nov 18, 2011

Fireworks look like a go for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore

It looks like Baltimore will ring in the 2012 with fireworks after all. City officials said Friday that more than $32,500 was donated following a report Thursday in The Daily Record that the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts lacked money for the annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. “We are confident we’ll […]

Nov 18, 2011

Grand opening for Arbors

This week, the Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads held its grand opening. The ribbon was cut on the 365-unit luxury market-rate rental apartment home community contained within the 1,000-acre Baltimore [email protected] development near White Marsh. Present at the celebration were Del. Pat McDonogh, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Somerset Construction Co., official Mike Caruthers and former [&[...]

Nov 14, 2011

Wegmans to open store at Solo Cup site in Owings Mills

Wegmans Food Market Inc. announced Monday it plans to open a store in Owings Mills at the site of the now shuttered Solo Cup factory. It will be the second Baltimore County location for the mega grocery and specialty foods store. A Wegmans opened at the Hunt Valley Town Center in Cockeysville in the fall […]

Nov 10, 2011

General Growth, Kimco to team on redevelopment of Owings Mills Mall

General Growth Properties and Kimco Realty announced plans Thursday to redevelop Owings Mills Mall with a new format and mix of tenants. Sparking life in the struggling retail complex has been near the top of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s agenda since he won the top office last year. “Together, these powerhouse developers will bring […]

Sep 11, 2011

General Growth, Struever and BB&T Bank to receive special tax bills

City officials this month will send out $652,000 in special tax bills for tax increment financing bond repayments because property taxes collected from three prominent city developments were not enough to reimburse investors. The Clipper Mill, Belvedere Square and Mondawmin Mall developments did not generate sufficient property taxes to repay TIF bonds, said Stephen M. […]

Sep 8, 2011

Fashionistas, start your engines

And you thought fashion statements in Maryland were limited to Terps football. Thursday night at Towson Town Center, a fall fashion show will take place at 7:30 in the mall’s Grand Court on Level 1 as part of Baltimore’s inaugural “Fashion’s Night Out” event. The local mall, owned by General Growth Properties, joins in the […]

Sep 2, 2011

Report shows construction spending remained unstable last month

The Associated General Contractors of America reported this week that construction spending remained unstable last month. And there is little relief in sight. “The construction spending pendulum is likely to keep swinging between gains and losses, given the spotty increases that are occurring in private investment and sharp declines in federal, state and local construction […]

Aug 5, 2011

City Councilwoman Clarke leads protest against plan to close 8 Baltimore post offices

This week, City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke led a protest to try and halt a plan to close eight Baltimore post offices, now under review by the U.S. Postal Service. The feds say there is a pressing need to stop red ink in the postal system by closing up to 3,200 post offices nationwide — […]

Jul 27, 2011

United Workers protest Cordish’s $3M rent break

Protesters for workers’ rights advocacy group United Workers picketed outside of the Baltimore Development Corp. office Wednesday to oppose a $3 million rent break that real estate developer The Cordish Cos. asked BDC for in exchange for making improvements to the historic Power Plant building in the Inner Harbor. About 15 picketers demanded transparency and […]

Jul 13, 2011

Cordish to present plans for Phillips Restaurant at Power Plant

The Cordish Cos. and its architectural firm are scheduled to present their design plans for a Phillips Seafood restaurant in the Power Plant space formerly occupied by the ESPN Zone Thursday afternoon, hours after the Baltimore company plans a “major announcement” at the historic Inner Harbor building. The Cordish Cos., Design Collective Inc. and Phillips […]

Jul 7, 2011

Power Plant renovations for Phillips Seafood on Baltimore design panel’s agenda

Plans to renovate the exterior of the historic Power Plant building at the Inner Harbor for a new Phillips Seafood restaurant are scheduled to be unveiled before a city design panel next week. The renovations will be reviewed Thursday by the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, according to an agenda released Thursday. The notice […]

Jun 10, 2011

Phillips Seafood, a Harborplace original, is moving out

Phillips Seafood Restaurant, which has perfumed the air around Harborplace with the scent of Old Bay as an original tenant in the 31-year-old landmark, will not renew its lease and plans to shut down its crab pots there on Sept. 30. A source close to the negotiations said Phillips could be eyeing a move into […]

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