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Nov 19, 2015

Baltimore’s West Side merchants see hope in consumer survey

Members of the Market Center Merchants Association aren’t naive about the perception of downtown Baltimore’s West Side. Steve Samuelson, of Samuelson’s Diamonds and the chairman of the association’s board, acknowledges that many people think of the greater Lexington Market area as unsafe. “Especially after Freddie Gray it’s perceived as a dangerous place to come[...]

Oct 21, 2015

State board approves lease for west side redevelopment

ANNAPOLIS — Commercial redevelopment of two properties adjacent to Lexington Market can move forward after the Board of Public Works Wednesday gave its approval to two long-term leases. University of Maryland, Baltimore officials said the lease of the properties will be part of a commercial and residential redevelopment of four contiguous properties, and they said […]

Aug 31, 2015

Baltimore seeks proposals for former Superblock properties

Baltimore is looking for new proposals to develop properties that were once part of the long-delayed Superblock project. The Baltimore Development Corp., on behalf of the city, Monday released a request for proposals to purchase and redevelop 27 city-owned properties at Lexington and Howard streets in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. The request […]

Aug 26, 2015

Baltimore OKs West Side land sale

Baltimore’s spending board approved the sale of a collection of West Side properties to a developer for $300,000. The Board of Estimates approved a land disposition agreement with HTA Development LLC on Wednesday, according to a news release. The company intends to build the $17.5 million M on Madison, a workforce housing development with 70-74 […]

Jul 28, 2015

Mulberry at Park apartments construction begins

Construction on a new 68-unit affordable housing development on downtown’s West Side is underway. Enterprise Homes celebrated the start of construction on Tuesday of $22.3 million Mulberry at Park Apartments in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. The building will feature 34 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom units, with rents ranging from $773 […]

Jun 18, 2015

Howard Station aims to invigorate West Side

Michael Hunter remembers when he first visited Howard Street. It was 1994 — the year after he graduated from Cornell University — and the trip stands out in his mind because it’s where he bought his first beeper. Now, more than 20 years later, the area remains much the way it was then. Maybe the […]

Apr 10, 2015

Superblock lawsuit hearing set for May

Continuing legal challenges over the redevelopment of the Superblock project continue as other projects in Baltimore's downtown West Side continue to gain momentum. The city has long wanted to spur development in the section of downtown that was once a prime shopping location.

Apr 7, 2015

Architects release new Baltimore West Side plan

Murphy & Dittenhofer Architects have released their vision for the rehabilitation of 20 properties on a 2.5 acre parcel of land downtown Baltimore.

Jul 24, 2014

BDC agrees on downtown theater incubator

The Baltimore Development Corp. has structured a deal so a theater incubator can take over a row of vacant buildings in the West Side.

Jun 12, 2014

UMB seeks developer for historic West Side properties

The University of Maryland, Baltimore wants developers to renovate Sons of Italy and former Drovers and Mechanic buildings.

May 30, 2014

West Side project coordinator BDC bound

Brian Greenan was hired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake three years ago to coordinate projects to help revitalize the West Side. On Friday the mayor’s office announced: Mission Accomplished. Well, kind of. Colin Tarbert, deputy mayor for economic and neighborhood development, said the mayor doesn’t intend to fill Greenan’s position once he begins his new job […]

May 29, 2014

Three proposals offered for West Side development

A request for proposals to redevelop 10 vacant city-owned properties on the West Side received three responses, according to the Baltimore Development Corp.

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