Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Links

Roland Park Water Tower, June 1911 (

City planning on giving funds to restore the Roland Park Water Tower (North Baltimore Patch)

Is former mayor Sheila Dixon considering a return to politics? (Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore plans on raising parking rates at city garages, but residents might catch a break (Baltimore Business Journal)

You will start to see ADA accessible taxis in the city. MTA also hopes to replace their Mobility fleet with the new MV-1 (Baltimore Sun)

Development pushes on in Remington despite the stalled 25th Street Station project. (Baltimore Brew)

Johns Hopkins continues its look into Station North, this time for space for its film and creative arts programs. (Bmore Media)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Links

Dogwood in Hampden closed Sunday. (Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore is still a city that bleeds. (Baltimore Sun)

The House of Delegates wants a quick vote on the Governor's transportation plan. The House plan keeps the gas tax the same but generates a sales tax on gas that would total 3 cents over 3 years.  (Washington Post).

Baltimore Brew suggests housing homeless in city vacants, but it may not be that easy. (Baltimore Brew)

Orioles and Ravens cannot compromise on scheduling for home games on September 5th. (Camden Chat)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Medical Office Building Under Construction Near JHH

photo by the blogger
A new medical office building that was first reported on back in 2011 is under construction on the 400 block of N.Washington Street just a block away from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to the BBJ article and the architectural rendition outside the construction zone, it will be five stories and 50,000 square feet. The Department of Public Works gives more detail saying the project will have parking, office space, and a lobby on the first floor, and 4 floors of office space. The project should be completed by the end of 2013.

Just around the corner from this project, Jefferson Apartment Group is in full construction mode with the first phase of apartments called Jefferson Square at Washington Hill. This 5 story project will include a CVS Phramacy and the first apartments should be available by Summer 2014.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

In Baltimore We Celebrate St Patrick's Day a Week Early!

If you see drunken hordes roaming around Federal Hill on Saturday wearing emerald, drinking green beer, and celebrating their Italian, German, English, "Irish" heritage don't be alarmed, because in Baltimore we like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early!

Let's be honest here for a second. When St. Patrick's Day falls midweek, it makes sense to wear the green the weekend before. HOWEVER, St. Patrick's Day this year is a Sunday, so having all the festivities on Saturday, March 16th would be so much more sense, but not in our fair Charm City.

But wait there's more! The city's St. Patrick's Day Parade is this Sunday, March 10th. The parade is always held the Sunday before the holiday, but come on, this year it is a Sunday! Seriously how hard would that be? I still think it's wrong to not hold it on the day anyway like in New York or Dublin, but once again it's Baltimore and we do what we want.