Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: War Memorial Building to Be Restored; American City Bldg. to be demolished; Construction at SoHa Union; and more

1

Baltimore’s War Memorial Building, a historic landmark across from City Hall, is scheduled to receive a restoration that will correct a flaw it has had since the 1970s and make it more functional and attractive for public events. 

Urban Landscape: New Housing and Offices for Midtown; Henslee Conway Gets a New Name; Attendance Up at Pandora Ice Rink; Janet Marie Smith Honored

0

The first block of East Mount Royal Avenue was once home to the movie star Francis X. Bushman, a Baltimore native who played Messala in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur and lived in the penthouse of what is now the Towne Building. The Zell Motor Car Company, a Packard dealership, occupied the building’s first level and advertised with a large sign on the roof.

The Drinkery to Get New Owners; Developers Chosen for 10 E. Pratt Street; Life Drawing with a Twist at the Windup Space

0

A Mount Vernon bar that was accused last year of turning the surrounding area into a “pirates’ cove” of illicit activity will get new owners this winter if Baltimore’s liquor board gives its approval.

Odell’s, Peale Museum, St. Peters School and Other Preservation Projects Get State Funding Support

0
Odell’s, formerly Tulley’s Dancing Academy, is one of five properties that will receive funding support for renovation from the Hogan administration.

Tulley’s Dancing Academy hasn’t been in business for decades, but the building that once housed it is poised to reopen as the latest performance center for Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Year End Round-Up: With Harbor Point, CORE and Growing Influence of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Development Spread Far Beyond Downtown in 2016

0
Mechanic Theatre lot
The year in development began, the way every year does, as a blank slate waiting to be filled. But it also began literally with a blank slate in the form of a gaping hole downtown where the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre once stood.

Land Swap Leads to Land Clearance in North Baltimore; More Parking Proposed for Federal Hill; Friendly’s Closing in Lutherville; Kate Rowe Leaving the National Aquarium

1
Land clearance view from the JFX

A land swap finalized last summer has resulted in a radically altered landscape on the west side of the Jones Falls Expressway, just north of Cold Spring Lane in North Baltimore.

Junior Achievement Eyes Camden Station; ‘It’s a Child Not a Chai,’ Say Rodgers Forge Protesters; Who Will Replace Graziano?

2
More than a year after the Sports Legends Museum closed its doors, a possible new tenant has emerged for historic Camden Station in downtown Baltimore.

Owner Considers Mount Vernon Nightspot Sale, Former Sons of Italy Lodge Eyed for Demolition; Progress on Roland Park Water Tower and More

0
Grand Central
Grand Central

One year after the Hippo nightclub closed due to the owner’s retirement, the fate of another gay-friendly Mount Vernon nightspot is up in the air.

Oriole Park Gets Energy-Efficient Lights; Innovation Hub Opens in East Baltimore; Made in Baltimore Shop Comes to Hampden; H&M Arrives in White Marsh

2
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As part of an effort to save energy and money, the Maryland Stadium Authority is changing the way it lights Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time since the ballpark opened in 1992.