Tag: development

Feds give Baltimore $30 million to help demolish Perkins Homes, redevelop surrounding area

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

The feds have awarded $30 million to Baltimore City to kick off a rebuild of the 75-year-old Perkins Homes, nearby Oldtown and the former Somerset Homes.

By razing 629 units spread across the Perkins Homes’ 48-building community in stages, the city and developers are aiming to construct a larger, 1,345-unit community on 244 acres that the mayor’s office is calling a “transformation zone.” Demolition is slated to begin within a couple years.

Developer plans to preserve two Woodberry mill homes, incorporate them into new apartment building

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An artist’s rendering of the property, courtesy of PI.KL Studio

A developer will proceed with plans to build an apartment building with nearly 80 units on Clipper Road in Woodberry, but will preserve a pair of historic 1840s stone mill houses as part of the design, according to an architect working on the project.

Gov. Larry Hogan says ‘final offer’ made to settle State Center lawsuit, begins process of seeking new developer

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Photo via Google StreetView

With litigation over a long-stalled development plan for State Center apparently close to wrapping up, Gov. Larry Hogan this morning announced his administration is kicking off the process of finding a new developer to tackle an overhaul of the aged Midtown government complex.

At groundbreaking for the historic Hoen Lithograph Building, visions of a new East Baltimore

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Club at Collington Square students gather outside the Hoen Lithograph Building before the groundbreaking. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Standing on a podium set up inside the hollowed-out shell of the old A. Hoen & Co. building in East Baltimore on Tuesday, Ella Durant touched on a distant memory of the structure from her childhood.

“Third grade, my elementary school, we took a tour through this building when it was operational,” Durant, president of the Collington Square Neighborhood Association, said. “Now, it sat empty—oh my goodness—35, 40 years. It’s coming alive again.”

Once again, the BDC is soliciting bids to redevelop the former Mayfair Theatre

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Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr

A year after it received exactly zero bids from developers to re-do the historic Mayfair Theatre property at the southern end of Mount Vernon, the Baltimore Development Corporation is again soliciting proposals for the landmark and two adjacent lots in the 300 block of W. Franklin Street.

Voided State Center Plan Still Offers a ‘Competitive’ Deal for State, City in 2018, Report Says

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An artist’s rendering of the stalled redevelopment design for State Center.

The master plan for Midtown’s aged State Center complex that the Hogan administration voided in 2016 is still a strong deal for Maryland, the city, state employees and surrounding neighborhoods, a new report commissioned by the developer argues.

Lead Developer of Nixed State Center Project Criticizes New Study on Redevelopment Options

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An outlined diagram of State Center. Image via Crossroads Consulting Group.

Speaking to state lawmakers on Tuesday, shortly after the release of a new study on the future redevelopment potential of Baltimore’s State Center complex, developer Caroline Moore blasted the Hogan administration for gutting her firm’s $1.5 billion redevelopment project and commissioning a study whose recommendations were similar to her company’s years-old plan.

Construction Begins on $125 Million Circle East Development in Towson

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Yesterday’s groundbreaking marked the beginning of construction of Circle East at the intersection of York Road and Joppa Road.

The intersection of York and Joppa roads has been considered the center of Towson since Ezekiel Towson opened a hotel and tavern there in the 18th century, and a group of developers wants to keep it that way.

BDC Seeks Developer for 4 Downtown Properties Between The Block and Power Plant Live

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Photo via Baltimore Development Corporation

The quasi-public nonprofit Baltimore Development Corporation is soliciting development ideas for four historic buildings in a neglected stretch downtown.

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