As if living in a pandemic wasn’t enough, bricks dropped from the sky in Woodberry yesterday, as part the historic Clipper Mill Tractor Building fell onto cars in the street below.
An emergency crew worked through much of Friday to remove loose bricks and demolish parts of seven rooftop light monitors in an effort to stabilize the cavernous industrial building, which dates to 1916 and is the last major structure at Clipper Mill that hasn’t been renovated for contemporary uses.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.