A planned partial demolition of Baltimore’s correctional complex off of I-83 will bring down an iconic castle-like administration building overlooking E. Madison Street, the turreted west wing of the Metropolitan Transit Center and the men’s and women’s detention centers, according to diagrams from state documents.
An $11 million plan to renovate the historic Read’s Drug Store on Howard Street has fallen through – in part because of questions about safety and the pace of redevelopment on the west side of downtown.
Barnes & Noble didn’t want to close its Towson store, but is leaving due to forces beyond its control, according to a corporate executive in New York.
Today, the governor, the mayor and community officials gathered to bid farewell to the Madison Park North Apartments, a former subsidized housing complex off of North Avenue in Reservoir Hill once called the “Murder Mall” of Baltimore.
When Carl Verstandig, CEO of America’s Realty LLC, looks at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenue, he doesn’t see blight and riot damage. He sees opportunities for redevelopment.
The City issued a call for developers who wanted to make the Cross Street Market in Federal Hill their next venture. When it came time to submit plans, a plan conceived in part by ex-Under Armour exec Scott Plank was the only one to appear, according to SouthBmore.com.
The former New York Fried Chicken building on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street used to be a monument to late night bad-decision eating (oh, those little styrofoam tubs of mac n cheese!); but since it was shuttered over a year ago, it’s become a symbol of the precarious state of Station North, a neighborhood hovering somewhere between gentrification and neglect. So we were excited to hear about the recently-announced plans to redevelop the building and incorporate it into the area’s thriving arts community.