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Apr 2, 2012

Mixed use development eyed for Cambridge port

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge officials say a mixed-use redevelopment is planned for the city’s waterfront. A mixture of commercial, public and possibly some residential properties is being considered for the port property at Sailwinds Park along Franklin Street. The property is owned by the state and leased by the city. The city and state have agreed […]

Dec 1, 2011

Baltimore Development Corp. issues RFP for Parkway Theatre

The Baltimore Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for three midtown properties that include the vacant Parkway Theatre. Proposals are being sought from qualified developers who wish to redevelop the properties at 1820 N. Charles St., 1 W. North Ave., and 3 W. North Ave. (the former Parkway Theatre). The area is part […]

Sep 6, 2011

Legal fight over State Center escalates

The bitter legal wrangling over a lawsuit to halt the $1.5 billion State Center redevelopment has escalated. On Friday, a group of downtown business owners filed a motion to compel discovery against the state stemming from the lawsuit filed last December. Hours later, the state Department of General Services filed its own countersuit, seeking more […]

Aug 5, 2011

Top 5: ‘You have to continue to evolve’

The Mall in Columbia celebrated its 40th birthday this week, while the Maryland State Lottery Agency reported its sales in fiscal 2011 broke records for the 14th year in a row. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Columbia Mall continues its evolution as it turns 40 – by Alissa Gulin […]

Jul 21, 2011

Letters to the Editor – 7/22/11

DOT, DGS: State Center article got it wrong We request that you print this letter as a response to certain errors that were included in a recent Daily Record article (“Lawsuit over State Center redevelopment to go forward”). The article incorrectly states, without attribution, that “many state agencies currently leasing space in downtown Baltimore would […]

Jul 15, 2011

Top 5: ‘We serve at the pleasure of the commission’

WBAL’s Mark Miller announced this week that he would be retiring after 32 years and the traffic plans surrounding Baltimore’s Grand Prix race are starting to take shape in the final months before it comes to town. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. New restaurant at Chesapeake site should open […]

Jul 13, 2011

Lawsuit over State Center redevelopment to go forward

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge cleared the way Wednesday for a legal challenge against the procurement procedures of the proposed $1.5 billion State Center development. Judge Althea M. Handy denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that pits a large group of downtown property owners against state officials and developers in a bitter struggle […]

Feb 8, 2011

Elijah Cummings hosts EBDI minority contracting forum

At a quarterly forum held at Morgan State University by U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a crowd of about 80, including representatives of many minority contracting companies and some individuals looking for work, were updated on the nation's biggest urban redevelopment project, a projected $1.8 billion effort in Middle East.

Feb 1, 2011

Daily Record investigation: Seeking a new vision

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 of the project’s uncertainty was evident at the Sept. 10 groundbreaking for a 20-story graduate […]

Jan 31, 2011

Daily Record investigation: TIFs increasingly fuel city projects

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 are sold to investors. The bonds are to be repaid not with city general funds […]

Jan 28, 2011

East Baltimore residents’ dreams derailed by EBDI project

The plan to redevelop East Baltimore was announced in January 2001, but 10 years later, the the redevelopment has fallen short. Hundreds of residents have been relocated, while leaving whole blocks of row homes vacant and wide open fields where houses once stood. For some residents, the experience has been unsettling.

Jan 27, 2011

Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz spells out priorities

Baltimore County must adjust to the “reality of today’s job market” with redevelopment efforts targeted at key sites around the sprawling, horseshoe-shaped jurisdiction, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said. Kamenetz, who spent 16 years on the county council, has already slashed payroll and consolidated departments during his six weeks as executive. But long-term health for Baltimore [&helli[...]

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