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Tag Archives: Joe Nathanson

Baltimore as a laboratory

Once again Baltimore was in the spotlight, this time through the auspices of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Every two years since 2004 the Philadelphia Fed has been sponsoring its Reinventing Our Communities conference in the City of Brotherly ...

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Playground on the Potomac

Always interested in the latest additions to the urban landscape, I had to see it for myself. I’m referring to The Wharf. This is the $2.5 billion mixed-use development on the waterfront in the District of Columbia’s southwest quadrant. The ...

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The tax law’s unintended consequences

Anyone who follows local development is aware that incentives from the public sector are often called for by private developers.  Locally, we have the example of Harbor Point, for which Beatty Development Group secured $107 million in tax increment financing ...

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Some out-of-towners’ perspectives on Baltimore

The conference planners were concerned. Early in 2017, when the planning got underway in earnest, the headlines coming out of Baltimore were not heartening. Just two years earlier we had experienced the uprising in response to the death of Freddie ...

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We were builders once  

On a trip inspired by my wife, earlier this year I had the wonderful experience of transiting the Panama Canal. I had the opportunity to observe firsthand how the locks – a set of three compartments comprising the initial Gatun ...

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Meeting the triple bottom line

Just north of Penn Station and the Amtrak parking lot on Lanvale Street is the soon-to-be-opened Nelson-Kohl building. This eight-story structure will contain 103 market-rate apartment units and space for two ground-floor retail outlets. Other amenities at the Nelson-Kohl, the ...

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