As part of efforts to address safety hazards and other issues stemming from the installation of a divisive cycle track on Roland Avenue, city officials are proposing to conduct a nearly month-long “road diet” experiment that would involve reducing the number of lanes for vehicular traffic from two to one during the test period.
With about a month left in the city’s extended pilot program for dockless transit, a committee of city lawmakers today approved broad rules and regulations for the thousands of rentable bikes and scooters that have been dropped around town by Bird, Lime, Spin and, soon, Jump.
With persisting uncertainty surrounding the future of Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore, the city and a handful of Park Heights residents and officials are taking Ontario-based track operator the Stronach Group to court, in hopes of taking over the track and the Preakness Stakes outright.
From 2000 to 2013, Baltimore experienced the fifth highest rate of gentrification in the United States, ranking behind bustling cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, according to a new study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), a nonprofit that tries to steer investment into underserved communities.
Baltimore joins those four cities and San Diego and Chicago in accounting for half the gentrification to occur nationwide in that time frame.
Pressed by West Baltimore community groups who didn’t want to see a 180-foot-tall cell tower distract from the mostly natural landscape of Druid Hill Park, city officials have withdrawn their proposal that was set to go before Baltimore’s preservation board.
One of Baltimore’s former downtown department stores is back on the market, after a development team previously selected by the city opted not to move ahead with its project.
The eight-story Brager-Gutman building at 201-211 W. Lexington St., is part of a group of about two dozen West Side properties for which the Baltimore Development Corp. (BDC) this week issued a request for proposals.
With an anticipated $108 million budget deficit for fiscal 2020, Howard County is doing what it can to trim spending, which, per an announcement today, will include cutting the police department’s aviation program at the end of April.
Weeks after a Federal Hill woman’s body was found in the Inner Harbor, and a little over a year after a Vermont man drowned in the water, officials today approved funding for additional safety protections to help prevent drownings.
Baltimoreans will still be able to see and visit a portion of Martick’s Restaurant Francais under a partial-restoration plan approved today by Baltimore’s preservation commission.
The Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) voted 9 to 0 to approve a plan that calls for the front third of the former restaurant at 214 W. Mulberry St., to be preserved and restored and for the rear two thirds to be torn down.