Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: Catholic Review HQ Under Contract; Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery to Close; ‘Chef Boyardee’ Mansion Up for Auction

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Photo by Ed Gunts

For the second time this year, a newspaper headquarters appears likely to be sold in Baltimore.

Urban Landscape: The Sandlot Already Looking to Expand; Council Votes on the Overlook, Clayworks; Fells Point’s ‘Caulkers’ Houses’ Recognized; and More

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Photo via the Sandlot

Even though it just opened, Sandlot Baltimore is already looking to expand, upgrade and increase its staff.

Urban Landscape: Alex. Brown & Sons Building on the Leasing Market; Pre-leasing Center Opens for 414 Light Street; Broadway Market Building Draws One Bid

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The Alex. Brown and Sons building on E. Baltimore Street. Photo by Ed Gunts.

The Alex. Brown and Sons building, one of the few structures in downtown Baltimore that survived the 1904 fire, is available for a new use.

Urban Landscape: Sam Walton’s Granddaughter Invests in Mount Vernon hotel; Spike Gjerde’s Sandlot opens next week; Tuesday Morning makes a move

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Hotel Revival. Photo via booking.com

A new investor has entered Baltimore’s real estate market, and she’s planning a Revival for one part of town.

Urban Landscape: Hopkins’ Shriver Hall Auditorium to Close for Renovations; Barnes & Noble Closing in Towson as Ukazoo is Set to Open New Store; First Office Tenant Announced for Stadium Square

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The exterior of Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Shriver Hall Auditorium, the largest performance and lecture space on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, will close for renovations this fall.

Urban Landscape: Kevin Spacey Identified as Buyer of $5.65 Million Inner Harbor Pier Home; Demolition in Mount Vernon; Baltimore Clayworks Agrees to ‘Dialogue’ with Opponents

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Kevin Spacey at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Actor Kevin Spacey has been identified as the mystery buyer of the $5.65 million Pier Home at Harborview that sold earlier this year, according to local real estate agents and others familiar with the transaction.

Urban Landscape: Hammerjacks Seeking Liquor License; Charles Village Pub to Change Hands; Warrington Penthouse Up for Auction; New Art Gallery in Hampden

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An artist’s rendering of the planned location for Hammerjacks, via Design Collective

The developers of Hammerjacks will seek to clear a key development hurdle this month when they appear before Baltimore’s liquor board. They’ll seek to obtain an “arena” license to serve alcoholic beverages for their project at 1300-1320 Russell Street.

Urban Landscape: Apartments Planned for Hutzler’s Palace Building; Cignal Launches Luxury Community in Lutherville, Professional Building Sells on Charles Street

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The Hutzler’s Palace Building

The top four floors of the former Hutzler Bros. Palace building at 210-218 N. Howard Street will most likely be converted to apartments, possibly Japanese-style “micro apartments,” and the first level will be converted to office space with an “open concept” coffee shop.

Urban Landscape: New Life for Hendler Creamery; New Owner for Brown’s Wharf; Ribbon Cutting for Sagamore Spirit Distillery; Community Meeting on Royal Farms Proposed for Towson

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A rendering of the proposed renovation of the Hendler Creamery building, via Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

A $75 million plan to convert Baltimore’s Hendler Creamery to apartments and retail space cleared a key hurdle last week when a city preservation panel approved the design.