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Apr 27, 2012

Senator to close for renovations for at least six months

The historic art deco palace in north Baltimore known as the Senator Theatre has closed — for at least six months. When it reopens around Christmas time, it will have three new theaters, a restored main auditorium complete with comfy chairs, and a tapas café with outdoor seating, all part of a $3 million facelift […]

Mar 1, 2012

Joe Nathanson: Baltimore’s battle against vacants

Unfolding his well-worn map like a general studying enemy lines, Michael Braverman focuses on an area of southeast Baltimore in the neighborhoods between the Johns Hopkins main medical campus and Patterson Park. Braverman and Julie Day are the two deputy commissioners in Baltimore Housing commanding the war against vacant buildings and lots across the city. […]

Jan 13, 2012

Construction to begin on expansion of Towson Circle development

Look for construction to soon begin on the expansion of the Towson Circle development on Joppa Road near the traffic circle. Sources say this $35 million extension and redevelopment is ready to launch after several years of uncertainty because of the sagging economy. The local development team from The Cordish Cos. is planning to turn […]

Apr 26, 2011

Baltimore vacants program has yielded 1 home sale

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s nearly 6-month-old Vacants to Value initiative has resulted in one sale of a vacant city home, a three-story shell located in Upton, Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Tuesday. The program, announced by the mayor in November 2010, has its own marketing push, a website and a Facebook page, and has […]

Nov 3, 2010

Mayor Rawlings-Blake unveils aggressive push to reduce vacant properties

An aggressive push to make a dent in the rehabilitation of 16,000 vacant houses in Baltimore was unveiled Wednesday and includes a Web-based marketing strategy, faster closings for purchases and $900 fines for code violations by absentee owners. The program, called “Vacants to Value,” was unveiled at City Hall following a vote by the city’s […]

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