Tag: Rennovation

A Renovation Story Part 2: HOAs

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When doing a remodeling project within a condo complex like Devon Hill, don’t forget to check in with your condo association before any construction starts to make sure your grand vision is in line with what the Association will allow.

A Renovation Story: Part 1

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Whit Harvey is known for helping his clients buy and sell houses, but recently he found himself in the position of both buyer and seller when he and his wife Joanne Larson decided to sell their 4 bedroom home in in favor of a luxurious downsize.

Meet the Blacktip Shark, Baltimore

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Apparently a $74.6 million renovation wasn’t good enough for the Baltimore Aquarium – now they want to do another one. This week, Aquarium officials announced a planned $12.5 million coral reef exhibit, the beginning of a long-term rejuvenation project for one of the city’s biggest attractions. These fish-loving chumps just can’t get enough, can they?

MICA and Upward Mobility

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You know that parking lot right near where Mount Royal runs into North Avenue – the one behind MICA’s Commons building, with that big pink sculpture like a twisted metal flower and the beat-up half-pipe? Well it won’t be there much longer.

MICA is using the property to build another residence hall, which they’re calling “Commons II” (their naming meeting must’ve lasted all of 30 seconds). The school is pumping $16.5 million into the renovation, which will be able to house about 240 additional students.

The Baltimore Sun writes “The project represents a key part of MICA’s strategy under longtime president Fred Lazarus IV to extend northward and rejuvenate the North Avenue corridor by connecting Bolton Hill with the 100-square-block Station North Arts and Entertainment District to the east.” The expansion is probably as exciting for the area as it is for MICA – the school has played a huge part in making the Station North District what it is today, bringing art, college kids, and yes, a lot of money into the area.

Here’s to upward mobility, Baltimore!

 

 

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