Urban Landscape

Culture, Featured, Urban Landscape

Hutzler Brothers Palace Building to reopen; Mechanic Theatre site in limbo; Fox building rezoning; and more

1 Written by: | Monday, Feb 13, 2017 10:32am

The Hutzler Building

The Hutzler Brothers Palace Building on Howard Street hasn’t been open to shoppers for nearly three decades, and many Baltimoreans have never been inside.

But visitors will get a chance to see the historic department store starting this week when The Contemporary museum opens an exhibit there in collaboration with the building operator, AiNET.

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Downtown, Featured, Hampden, Real Estate & Home, Urban Landscape

A New Housing Model in East Baltimore, Downtown Office Tower Up for Auction, Ceremony Coffee Coming to Harbor Point

2 Written by: | Monday, Feb 06, 2017 10:18am

The six Formstone-clad row houses in the 2100 block of E. Madison Street are the sort of buildings that might have been torn down as part of the demolition spree that has consumed much of Baltimore.

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Featured, Real Estate & Home, Urban Landscape

Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka to Open the Sandlot in April; For Lease: Vacant Bank of Baltimore; Marco Greenberg Joins COPT

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 30, 2017 12:00pm

Rendering of Harbor Point

Get ready to see and hear a great deal about “the Sandlot.”

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Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: War Memorial Building to Be Restored; American City Bldg. to be demolished; Construction at SoHa Union; and more

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 2:05pm

Baltimore’s War Memorial Building, a historic landmark across from City Hall, is scheduled to receive a restoration that will correct a flaw it has had since the 1970s and make it more functional and attractive for public events.  Read More →

Culture, Featured, Real Estate & Home, Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: New Housing and Offices for Midtown; Henslee Conway Gets a New Name; Attendance Up at Pandora Ice Rink; Janet Marie Smith Honored

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 12:12pm

The first block of East Mount Royal Avenue was once home to the movie star Francis X. Bushman, a Baltimore native who played Messala in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur and lived in the penthouse of what is now the Towne Building. The Zell Motor Car Company, a Packard dealership, occupied the building’s first level and advertised with a large sign on the roof.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

The Drinkery to Get New Owners; Developers Chosen for 10 E. Pratt Street; Life Drawing with a Twist at the Windup Space

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 09, 2017 11:04am

A Mount Vernon bar that was accused last year of turning the surrounding area into a “pirates’ cove” of illicit activity will get new owners this winter if Baltimore’s liquor board gives its approval.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

Odell’s, Peale Museum, St. Peters School and Other Preservation Projects Get State Funding Support

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 9:35am

Odell’s, formerly Tulley’s Dancing Academy, is one of five properties that will receive funding support for renovation from the Hogan administration.

Tulley’s Dancing Academy hasn’t been in business for decades, but the building that once housed it is poised to reopen as the latest performance center for Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

Year End Round-Up: With Harbor Point, CORE and Growing Influence of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Development Spread Far Beyond Downtown in 2016

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 11:11am

Mechanic Theatre lot

The year in development began, the way every year does, as a blank slate waiting to be filled. But it also began literally with a blank slate in the form of a gaping hole downtown where the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre once stood.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

Land Swap Leads to Land Clearance in North Baltimore; More Parking Proposed for Federal Hill; Friendly’s Closing in Lutherville; Kate Rowe Leaving the National Aquarium

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 9:38am

Land clearance view from the JFX

A land swap finalized last summer has resulted in a radically altered landscape on the west side of the Jones Falls Expressway, just north of Cold Spring Lane in North Baltimore.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

Langsdale Library Sheds its Skin; Hopkins Supports High Impact Development; Potential Buyer for Baltimore Sun HQ; and more

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 19, 2016 9:48am

Rendering of the Langsdale Library

A local landmark is changing its look.

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