Neighborhoods

10th District council candidates band together to support Baltimore Clean Air Act

0
Photo by Artondra Hall, via Flickr.

They may be competing for the same position, but five of the 11 candidates running for the District 10 seat on the Baltimore City Council have joined forces to urge Baltimore’s top attorney to support the Baltimore Clean Air Act after a federal judge overturned the law last week.

Candidates Bill Marker, Natasha Guynes, Ray Conaway, Kerry Hamilton and Bob Cockey–who are all vying for the city council seat currently held by soon-to-be-retired Councilman Ed Reisinger–sent the letter to Acting Baltimore City Solicitor Dana P. More, calling on the city to appeal the judge’s decision.

Odell’s building to become an arts and technology hub in Station North

2
Credit: Ed Gunts.

Three years after the former Odell’s nightclub was sold for redevelopment, the long-dormant building has new tenants and a new youth-oriented mission.

The Tudor-esque structure at 19-21 E. North Avenue will be converted to an arts and technology hub, with the help of a grant from a new investment fund designed to spark revitalization of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Young Audiences of Maryland/Arts for Learning signed a lease this winter to move its headquarters into the building’s first floor and basement by mid-2021.

Hampden merchants offer same-day home delivery during pandemic

0
DoubleDutch Boutique is one of the Hampden merchants offering same-day delivery of their products amid the coronavirus pandemic. Screengrab from DoubleDutch Boutique’s website.

As Gov. Larry Hogan increases the types of Maryland businesses ordered to close amid concerns over COVID-19, many bars, restaurants and other establishments have offered carryout and delivery options to their customers. But eateries are not the only ones trying to navigate doing business during the pandemic.

A group of Hampden merchants, including a yarn store, florist’s shop and others, will begin same-day home delivery of their items March 23.

Mount Vernon apartment building that would have exceeded height limit will now be shorter

0
A rendering of the 10-story apartment building proposed for the site of Eddie’s of Mount Vernon. Credit: Ziger/Snead.

Nearly two years after developer Dennis Richter received preliminary approval to construct an apartment building that would exceed the city’s height limit for the property, city officials say he may not need the waiver after all.

Eric Holcomb, director of Baltimore’s preservation commission, told members this month that Richter is now planning to reduce the height of the 10-story apartment building he proposed to construct in place of the Eddie’s of Mount Vernon grocery store and two other structures.

Grand Central nightclub, in danger of displacement, finds a new home

2
Photo by Ed Gunts.

After nearly three decades on N. Charles Street, Grand Central, one of Baltimore’s largest gay nightclubs, will move to a different spot within the Mount Vernon neighborhood so developers can construct an eight-story office building on the property it currently occupies.

Grand Central’s last day in its current location will be Sunday, April 5, and construction of the replacement building is expected to start later in the month, according to information posted on the bar’s Facebook page.

CHAP gives preliminary approval to plan for apartments over carriage houses

0
A rendering of the apartments proposed for Mount Vernon. Credit: SM+P Architects.

The third time was the charm for developer Howard Chambers, who finally received preliminary approval today to build apartments above four historic carriage houses he owns at 1012-1020 Morton St., in Mount Vernon.

Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation voted 8 to 1 today, with one abstention, to approve a $10 million plan to build 51 apartments on three levels above the carriage houses.

Eddie’s of Roland Park unveils renovation plans for grocery store

4
Renderings for the new Eddie’s canopy designed by Ziger/Snead Architects. Courtesy: Ziger/Snead Architects.

Roland Park residents will see a thoroughly remodeled Eddie’s of Roland Park grocery store over the next several years if the owners can obtain approval to build into and above the sidewalk leading to their Roland Avenue store.

Co-owner Michael Schaffer told a gathering of the Roland Park Civic League yesterday that he wants to renovate the interior of the store at 5113 Roland Avenue just as its sister location, Eddie’s at 6213 N. Charles St., was renovated three and a half years ago.

Apartments once again proposed to rise above Mount Vernon carriage houses

1
A rendering of the apartments proposed for Mount Vernon. Credit: SM+P Architects.

One year after Baltimore’s preservation commission rejected a proposal by developer Howard Chambers to build 65 apartments above a row of Mount Vernon carriage houses, the developer has come back to the panel seeking approval of a scaled-down version of his project.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Harbor East has closed

2
Gordon Biersch in Harbor East. Image via Google Street View.

The Harbor East location of Gordon Biersch, a chain of brewpubs serving in-house craft brews and a menu of pub-grub staples, has closed, an employee confirmed to Baltimore Fishbowl.

Developer, residents both appeal ruling that halted Overlook at Roland Park project

0
A rendering of the Overlook at Roland Park. Image via Blue Ocean.

One month after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled the City Council erred in approving legislation to permit construction of the $40 million Overlook at Roland Park apartment project, the developer has appealed the decision to Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals.

An appeal also was filed by attorneys representing community residents who oppose the six-level, 148-unit development, proposed for a 12-acre site near Northern Parkway and Falls Road, and took the case to court in 2017. One of the attorneys said residents hope the higher court will address parts of the lawsuit the circuit court judge did not rule on.

Guides