Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Recap
Orioles have been playing fantastic baseball. 10-1 win on Saturday, coupled with a 5-2 comeback win yesterday in front of a crowd of 31,793 improve the birds to 14-8. Next stops New York and Boston.

Johns Hopkins Hospital began the move into its two brand new towers yesterday, with the move scheduled to be completed today. The new $1.1 billion project sits on a 5 acre site and includes 560 new rooms. Included is a brand new main entrance on Orleans Street.

Baltimore Fishbowl takes a look at the arts scene and growth in Station North, including the City Arts apartments, expansion of MICA, and the new Baltimore Design School.

Peter Angelos' suit against the Superblock project was tossed out last week. Even with the project agreemend deadlines extended to the end of the year, they city continues to pursue a PILOT for the project, so we could see this happening sooner rather than later.

In more Westside news, The Baltimore Sun last week reported that an apartment building project went to the city for approval. The 14-storey building would sit at the corner of Liberty Street and Park Avenue, and would include 92 apartments. If approved, the project could begin within the next year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

...and we spoke too soon

The agreement deadline between Lexington Square Partners LLC and the city on the Superblock has been extended to December 31st. So knowing how the last five years has gone, nothing will happen between now and December, and the chances that another extension will be granted is probably a fair bet.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Could the Superblock Actually Be Moving Forward?

In other development news, the Mechanic Theatre project could move forward sometime in the next 6 months. Now if only something could happen to the empty lot at 1 Light Street.

Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 Opening Day!

...and the Orioles win 4-2 over the Minnesota Twins! Jake Arrieta gets the win, going 7 innings with 2 hits. Jim Johnson comes in and gets the save. It's April and baseball is back in Baltimore. The O's will be around all summer, so get out to Camden Yards, and participate in the 20th anniversary of our park. We have 161 games left to go, Go O's!