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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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The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces More Than $600,000 in Community Grants

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces More Than $600,000 in Community Grants

Last week, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) announced $603,930 in new grants to support 26 community projects in South and Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods. Nearly a third of the recipients are new grantees. SBGP is a nonprofit which manages half of South Baltimore’s casino Local Impact Grants.

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Friday Night, Saturday, and Monday for Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Friday Night, Saturday, and Monday for Repairs

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that temporary closures of the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge are scheduled to occur this weekend for repair work. 

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Weekend for Repairs

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

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge will temporarily close this weekend for repair work. Get info on the hours it will be closed and the detours.

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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More Than Three Million Oysters Planted in the Patapsco River Today

More Than Three Million Oysters Planted in the Patapsco River Today

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) planted about 3.4 million juvenile oysters, known as spat on shell, at the Campbell Family sanctuary reef in the Patapsco River Wednesday.

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Dutch Architecture Firm West 8 Wins Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Dutch Architecture Firm West 8 Wins Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Dutch architecture firm West 8 received the highest ranking in the Middle Branch Waterfront design competition. The City of Baltimore will begin contract negotiations with West 8 as part of its planning for a phased, multi-year design and construction project for the 11-mile-plus park system along the shoreline of the Patapsco River in South Baltimore.

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Hanover Street Gallery Brings Artwork to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

The Hanover Street Gallery Brings Artwork to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has partnered with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBG), the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), Fusion Partnerships, and Weller Development to curate the newly-established “Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways,” an outdoor gallery space on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Bridge (Hanover Street Bridge) façade

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks To Take Place at the Inner Harbor and Middle Branch Park

Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks To Take Place at the Inner Harbor and Middle Branch Park

Fireworks, bands, food trucks, art activities, and more to celebrate Independence Day on Baltimore’s waterfront.

| June 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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