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Boys & Girls Clubs in Brooklyn and Westport Selected as Comcast “Lift Zones”

Boys & Girls Clubs in Brooklyn and Westport Selected as Comcast “Lift Zones”

Comcast announced plans to equip various locations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia with free internet including Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore’s (BGCMB) four Clubs.

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

Stonewall Capital made changes to the master plan from the feedback of the panelists and comments from the Westport community. The plan still includes 1,575 housing units, retail, innovation/office space, parks, trails, and green spaces.

| January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
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1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

The master plan has 275 garage townhomes; an affordable housing development with 300 multi-family units; three market-rate apartment buildings totaling 1,000 units and 40,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space; and an 100,000 sq. ft. innovation center/office building.

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
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New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

Work is already in process on the master plan and an “intensive round” of public outreach is planned for early next year. A new website called Reimagine Middle Branch (reimaginemb.com) has been launched to bring project information and updates together under one umbrella.

| December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Port Covington Development Team Contributes to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s Mount Winans Project

The Port Covington Development Team Contributes to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s Mount Winans Project

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake completed a nine-townhome project earlier this year on the 2600 block of Huron St. in Mount Winans. Each of the townhomes were sold to and are now occupied by new homeowners who qualified with 30 percent to 80 percent of Area Median Income.

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Residential Development Planned for the 43-Acre Westport Waterfront Parcel

Residential Development Planned for the 43-Acre Westport Waterfront Parcel

Maryland development company Stonewall Capital is under contract to purchase the 43-acre waterfront parcel in Westport and is creating a master plan focused around residential development. Stonewall Capital owner Ray Jackson said planning for the project is already in process and concepts will be revealed in the coming weeks.

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
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High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

Northeast Maglev, the company aiming to bring the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the northeast corridor of the United States, aims to build its Baltimore station in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. Phase I of the project will start downtown in Washington, D.C., make a stop at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, and then arrive in Baltimore City.

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Reedbird Park Redevelopment and Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center to Break Ground This Summer

Reedbird Park Redevelopment and Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center to Break Ground This Summer

A $23,134,000 Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) project to redevelop Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill is set to break ground this summer. The park, which was once a trash incinerator and landfill, will be the site of a 40,000 sq. ft. Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center and four new multi-purpose fields.

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

A key aspect of the Port Covington Master Plan and the soon-to-be-created Middle Branch Waterfront Master Plan is the idea of turning the Spring Gardens Swing Bridge, which once connected Port Covington and Westport by train, into a pedestrian bridge.

| June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Construction Completed on New BARCS and Animal Services Facility in Cherry Hill

Construction Completed on New BARCS and Animal Services Facility in Cherry Hill

Today, the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) announced the completion of the new $12-million, 37,000 sq. ft. Baltimore City Animal Services and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) facility located at 2490 Giles Rd. in Cherry Hill. Animal Services and BARCS will begin relocating from 301 Stockholm St. in Stadium Area today.

| May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Native and Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at the Age of 85

South Baltimore Native and Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at the Age of 85

Baseball Hall of Famer, Al Kaline, who grew up in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Westport, died today at the age of 85 at his home in Bloomfield Hills, MI

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
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MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a full closure of MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) and traffic pattern changes are scheduled to occur this weekend as part of the Triple Bridges Replacement Project.  

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

In June 2018, a two-year, $1.8 million study was completed that recommended a $50 million renovation of the 104-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, often referred to as the Hanover Street Bridge. Additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and US Coast Guard studies are required before construction can begin, but those have not started as Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has not secured funding for the project.

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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15,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial Building Leased in Westport

15,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial Building Leased in Westport

The recently-renovated building at 2701 Manokin St. in Westport now has a new tenant. Big Dog Core Supply Inc. signed a lease and will be moving to the 15,000 sq. ft. building. The business is relocating from a 4,000 sq. ft. space in the Carroll-Camden Industrial Area.

| January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Efforts Underway to Connect the BWI Trail to the Gwynns Falls Trail

Efforts Underway to Connect the BWI Trail to the Gwynns Falls Trail

MedStar Harbor Hospital, Greater Baybrook Alliance (GBA), and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) are teaming up on an effort to connect the BWI Trail in Anne Arundel County to the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore City. The Gwynns Falls Trail currently ends just south of MedStar Harbor Hospital’s Cherry Hill Campus and a spur of the BWI Trail currently ends at W. Maple Rd. near N. Camp Mead Rd. in Linthicum Heights.

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close This Weekend for Drawbridge Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close This Weekend for Drawbridge Repairs

DOT’s contractor is doing mechanical equipment upgrades to the bridge which includes replacing the center and tail locks on the drawbridge. The bridge will close this weekend and five additional upcoming weekends.

| November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Trash Wheel Being Added to the Gwynns Falls to Help Keep Litter Out of the Middle Branch

Trash Wheel Being Added to the Gwynns Falls to Help Keep Litter Out of the Middle Branch

The Gwynns Falls trash wheel will be the largest trash wheel ever built. It will have a grappling arm to help move large debris and a canopy covered by 72 solar panels. It will use solar and hydro power to turn a water wheel that powers a series of rakes and a conveyor belt that will lift trash from the water and deposit it into a dumpster barge.

| October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
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