A group of Roland Park neighbors is raising millions to buy and preserve land being sold by the Baltimore Country Club, hoping that their offer staves off developer interest in the valuable North Baltimore property.
The effort to turn 20 acres of historic country-club land into a community park is being led by the Roland Park Community Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1986 that supports green space in the area.
An Open Housefor this event is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the beautiful Roland Park Gallery at 4800 Roland Avenue. Please register here for a spot at the Open House as spaces will be limited due to the COVID regulations.
Stop by for a sneak peak TODAY, 8/27, from 9:30am – 5:30pm or TOMORROW, 8/28, from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Email Noelle or Liza to schedule an appointment before next week’s opening reception.
After 16 years of out-of-town ownership, The Village of Cross Keys is back in local hands.
“Time to Unlock the Potential,” says a blue and white sign next to the front gatehouse, bearing a giant key similar to ones on the Cross Keys logo. “Now Under Local Ownership. Caves Valley Partners.”
More than two years after it first expressed interest, Caves Valley Partners completed its acquisition of the commercial assets of Cross Keys yesterday and immediately disclosed plans to upgrade and expand the mixed-use community at 5100 Falls Road.
The highly anticipated sale of the Village of Cross Keys to local owners is expected to be final on July 21.
Robert Connors, president of the Roland Park Civic League, disclosed at the organization’s monthly meeting yesterday that a date has been set for the property to be sold to an affiliate of Caves Valley Partners, the local developer that began negotiating last year with the current owner, New York City-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.
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.
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.
Alumna gift will establish three separate endowments at the all-girls school
Roland Park Country School (RPCS) has received a $1,750,000 pledge from alumna Holliday “Holly” Cross Heine, 1962 and her husband John “Jack” C. Heine of Santa Barbara, California. The pledge will be split to create three separate endowments that will fund in perpetuity a new K-8 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Director role, the existing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Director role and the School’s signature STEM Institute.
“I am profoundly grateful to Holly and Jack for their generosity and enthusiastic support of our comprehensive STEM and STEAM curricula, which span every grade level and department,” said Caroline Blatti, Head of School. “I am also so honored that as an alumna who has built such a successful career in this field, Holly shares our purpose of intentionally harnessing our students’ boundless imaginations and curiosity to give them the confidence, knowledge and tools they need to build a solid foundation and deep understanding of these concepts.”
A controversial apartment project planned for North Roland Park will not be able to move to the construction phase, after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled that Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore City Council improperly approved the project in 2017.
The Overlook at Roland Park, a $40 million, 148-unit apartment building planned for a 12-acre site near Falls Road and Northern Parkway, is the development that can’t be built as planned by developer Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty LLC.
Retail trends may come and go, but in Baltimore’s the Village of Cross Keys, some things have stayed the same. The 54-year-old shopping center has remained a fixture of North Baltimore with loyal customers who come for the unique merchandise, personalized service and walkable, outdoor courtyard with seasonal plants and benches. Anchored by Williams Sonoma and Talbots, the center’s small businesses include the Pied Piper, Store Ltd., Octavia Boutique among other specialty tenants.
The Village of Cross Keys is the perfect spot to support local stores as you kick off your holiday shopping on Nov. 30, also known as Small Business Saturday. Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy the carolers and hot cocoa during its Holiday Hoopla. Some of the stores will feature their own celebrations, like the Pied Piper, which will have champagne for the adults and lollipops for the kids along with a festive window display.