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Old March 19th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #42501
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I believe the plans for the Holocaust Memorial is to move it next to Atman's and the Jewish Museum on Lombard Street. This would be a nice tourist attraction for the Jewish Community. Wish they would add another Jewish Deli/Bakery to go with Attman's.
This would make sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more sense.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 11:47 PM   #42502
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This would make sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more sense.
Alas, this is B-more where not much makes sense.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:11 AM   #42503
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Just a quick note, guys.

From now on, when posting information from news sites such as Baltimore Sun, MarylandDailyRecord or Baltimore Business Journal, please just put a small title/description at the heading then post a link to the site's article/story.
You obviously can bring out certain interesting things in your comments, however, anything exactly quoted from and article and then posted on this forum can run us all into trouble.
Bottom line, we got a complaint from one of those sites about people posting entire or nearly entire articles on the forum and they do not like it or want it to happen anymore.
So, please, if you would, just post a link to an article with a little titled description of what the article/story is about.

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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:01 AM   #42504
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What about those commuter buses MTA run into the city from various parts of the region? I believe lots of state employees take those. Many also take MTA buses. Those have to be taken into consideration.

I wish we had a transit system in which we could ignore the modes in four rubber wheels, but alas....Baltimore.
Free transit for state employees doesn't include commuter buses, because they are contracted out.

For employees who are near the center city (not just Preston Street), the new bus realignment just might be more useful than either Light Rail or the Subway, depending on how that really works.
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What about those commuter buses MTA run into the city from various parts of the region? I believe lots of state employees take those. Many also take MTA buses. Those have to be taken into consideration.

I wish we had a transit system in which we could ignore the modes in four rubber wheels, but alas....Baltimore.
I know Downtown is in need of a real 'transit center' to connect at a minimum commuter buses and city buses in one location. Ideas where thrown around on how this could be incorporated into the parking Lot at Lexington Market.. which is probably the best location. Alternatively, the small post office on W. Lexington and N Greene St could be converted into a transit center for the Westside in order to clear some of the bus stops off of some of the corners west of Howard Street (which unfortunately lends itself to the often negative image of the area) Buses could line up on W. Lexington (major and minor) and on Pearl Street and fan out across the Westside and the post office itself or the plaza next to it could be turned into a waiting area. MTA police should have a substation there to assist in monitoring activity in the area.

I was visiting Lexington Market one day and spent several hours stuffing my face at the various vendors. The same folks were at one particular bus stop when I went it as when I came out.. and it was Obvious they were not waiting for the bus.. thus crowding the corner/street up simply "hanging out". I know there is now law against "hanging out" per se.. but I have also been to Lexington and come out only to see a half dozen people laid out in plastic zip ties as groups of undercover officers stand over them....same folks were supposedly "waiting for a bus".

On a related note.. I missed the last MARC from DC to Baltimore and had to catch the Greyhound at 12:30am one night. It was very convenient only to have to go upstairs to catch it at Union Station.. only to arrive in Balitmore to have to catch a cab from the Greyhound Station back to Penn. The new terminal in Baltimore is nice but only convenient if you are going to the Casino. Alternatively, Greyhound should consider having a few buses per day that could run over to Baltimore Penn Station.. even if they stop where BOLT Bus Stops on Maryland Ave. Back in the day there were two Greyhound Stops in Baltimore.. one at the Travel Plaza and the current location. Not sure why they couldn't go back to that for selected buses especially on buses going west or NW. The one I was on was bound for Detroit of all places thus headed up 83 which seems to lend itself to stopping at Penn versus say a NYC bound Greyhound which benefits from stopping at the main terminal next to the casino...If I am not mistaken.. you cannot take BOLT from DC to Baltimore... only Philly or NYC

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Old March 20th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #42506
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I know Downtown is in need of a real 'transit center' to connect at a minimum commuter buses and city buses in one location. Ideas where thrown around on how this could be incorporated into the parking Lot at Lexington Market.. which is probably the best location. Alternatively, the small post office on W. Lexington and N Greene St could be converted into a transit center for the Westside in order to clear some of the bus stops off of some of the corners west of Howard Street (which unfortunately lends itself to the often negative image of the area) Buses could line up on W. Lexington (major and minor) and on Pearl Street and fan out across the Westside and the post office itself or the plaza next to it could be turned into a waiting area. MTA police should have a substation there to assist in monitoring activity in the area.

I was visiting Lexington Market one day and spent several hours stuffing my face at the various vendors. The same folks were at one particular bus stop when I went it as when I came out.. and it was Obvious they were not waiting for the bus.. thus crowding the corner/street up simply "hanging out". I know there is now law against "hanging out" per se.. but I have also been to Lexington and come out only to see a half dozen people laid out in plastic zip ties as groups of undercover officers stand over them....same folks were supposedly "waiting for a bus".

On a related note.. I missed the last MARC from DC to Baltimore and had to catch the Greyhound at 12:30am one night. It was very convenient only to have to go upstairs to catch it at Union Station.. only to arrive in Balitmore to have to catch a cab from the Greyhound Station back to Penn. The new terminal in Baltimore is nice but only convenient if you are going to the Casino. Alternatively, Greyhound should consider having a few buses per day that could run over to Baltimore Penn Station.. even if they stop where BOLT Bus Stops on Maryland Ave. Back in the day there were two Greyhound Stops in Baltimore.. one at the Travel Plaza and the current location. Not sure why they couldn't go back to that for selected buses especially on buses going west or NW. The one I was on was bound for Detroit of all places thus headed up 83 which seems to lend itself to stopping at Penn versus say a NYC bound Greyhound which benefits from stopping at the main terminal next to the casino...If I am not mistaken.. you cannot take BOLT from DC to Baltimore... only Philly or NYC
The parking lot at Lexington Market is where the new market will be built. I do agree with you that Baltimore's transit system is so chaotic and hard to connect to. I took the metro in dc to transfer to a marc train to come back to Baltimore. The entire process took me about an hour. I arrived at Penn Station, had to take the circulator to the inner harbor, walk to almost Little Italy to catch a bus to take me to Canton. I then had to walk about another 10 blocks just to get to my house(the entire process took over an hour). It took me longer to get from Penn Station to Canton than it did to get from downtown DC to Station North in Baltimore...Ridiculous.
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Woody Harrelson's Inn at the Black Olive being converted into apartments


The article states it will be converted to 12 units. I count at least 27 balconies on the entire place, so it's safe to assume that the majority of these apartments will be 2 room units. Shame to see this wasn't viable as a hotel. But it will be nice to add to the population base regardless.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 06:42 PM   #42508
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I noticed Saturday that Highland Haus now has brackets protruding from the front wing wall, as if to support a future vertical sign.
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The parking lot at Lexington Market is where the new market will be built. I do agree with you that Baltimore's transit system is so chaotic and hard to connect to. I took the metro in dc to transfer to a marc train to come back to Baltimore. The entire process took me about an hour. I arrived at Penn Station, had to take the circulator to the inner harbor, walk to almost Little Italy to catch a bus to take me to Canton. I then had to walk about another 10 blocks just to get to my house(the entire process took over an hour). It took me longer to get from Penn Station to Canton than it did to get from downtown DC to Station North in Baltimore...Ridiculous.
Keep your fingers crossed. In theory at least, the new Baltimore Link realignment of the bus routes should help, at least in the center city. Buses should be frequent on these new routes, with more dedicated lanes. MTA has been wanting to do this for a long time, but kept being halted by public protest about every stop on the old map. It's supposed to go into effect this summer.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...274584958&z=12
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Old March 20th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #42510
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Old March 20th, 2017, 10:40 PM   #42511
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A bit of a different kind of skyscraper news - at tonight's City Council meeting, the Council will take up a proposal to revise the zoning code's definition of "high-rise building."

I'm not sure what the current definition is or what the proposed definition is, but I get the sense of the agenda that the current definition was devised when we had a much lower height threshold for what constitutes a high-rise.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 01:19 AM   #42512
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hmmmmmm.......

well, if this means developers won't be allowed to build a "high-rise" building no shorter than, say, 650 feet from this point movin' forward, I'd be alot happier with this news. lol
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Old March 21st, 2017, 01:42 AM   #42513
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Speaking of Le Mondo, does anyone recall what ever happened to the Howard Station project on the 300 block of Howard? I can't find anything after the initial reports in 2015. That project, the Le Mondo/Current Gallery efforts in the 400 block of Howard, and the Tri-Star project in the 400 block of Park are all great extensions of the success of Mount Vernon Marketplace. Would be great to see them completed.
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Speaking of Le Mondo, does anyone recall what ever happened to the Howard Station project on the 300 block of Howard? I can't find anything after the initial reports in 2015. That project, the Le Mondo/Current Gallery efforts in the 400 block of Howard, and the Tri-Star project in the 400 block of Park are all great extensions of the success of Mount Vernon Marketplace. Would be great to see them completed.
I think these projects may be getting mixed up in the press and are essentially the same. This article (http://www.baltimoresun.com/business...922-story.html) from The Sun describes the Tri-Star project on the 400 block of Park as the same project as Howard Station. Yet, I also found an article from the Biz Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore...-movement.html) describing "Howard Station" as a project on the 300 block of Howard, yet both include the same developer of Wash/Balt Development Company in the mix.
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Speaking of Le Mondo, does anyone recall what ever happened to the Howard Station project on the 300 block of Howard? I can't find anything after the initial reports in 2015. That project, the Le Mondo/Current Gallery efforts in the 400 block of Howard, and the Tri-Star project in the 400 block of Park are all great extensions of the success of Mount Vernon Marketplace. Would be great to see them completed.
With the amount of theaters popping up on Howard Street, maybe Baltimore will get its own version of Broadway. It would be a huge boost for Baltimore to get some major shows, maybe some based here. It could draw people from outside of the area that may usually go to NY to come here which may be closer instead.
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Keep your fingers crossed. In theory at least, the new Baltimore Link realignment of the bus routes should help, at least in the center city. Buses should be frequent on these new routes, with more dedicated lanes. MTA has been wanting to do this for a long time, but kept being halted by public protest about every stop on the old map. It's supposed to go into effect this summer.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...274584958&z=12
Interesting.. using colors instead of numbers may help with navigating the map for downtown anyway. I tried to track the #1 to Ft McHenry through downtown on an MTA Map and got lost in the spaghetti of cross routes and junctions...

The MTA still does suffer from an image problem. I ride the #13 on occasion to get across to Charles St to head over to Penn.. I have been on their in the afternoons and seen riders set up shop in the back of the bus and sell everything from gold chains, razors, deodorant ,to tube socks and people are actually lined up in the aisle to peruse their wares. The Drivers were either unaware or dont care. The recent shooting on the Circulator also could be a negative for some....
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With the amount of theaters popping up on Howard Street, maybe Baltimore will get its own version of Broadway. It would be a huge boost for Baltimore to get some major shows, maybe some based here. It could draw people from outside of the area that may usually go to NY to come here which may be closer instead.
Unfortunately the uncertainty around the whole Super Block and Reeds Drug Store fiasco delayed this rather nice organic growth along Howard Street which seems to have quite a few projects in the pipeline for the "no mans land" between Mt. Vernon and W. Baltimore St.
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With the amount of theaters popping up on Howard Street, maybe Baltimore will get its own version of Broadway. It would be a huge boost for Baltimore to get some major shows, maybe some based here. It could draw people from outside of the area that may usually go to NY to come here which may be closer instead.
When you say major shows, what do you mean? We already get the traveling versions of all the hit Broadway shows. I don't profess to be any theater guru. Is there a tier/class of theaters below NYC, but above Broadway Across America?
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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Now Open

Hotel is looking great. Another one of Plank's projects is about to hit the water. The second of the newest water taxi boats named after yours truly.
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I know Downtown is in need of a real 'transit center' to connect at a minimum commuter buses and city buses in one location. Ideas where thrown around on how this could be incorporated into the parking Lot at Lexington Market.. which is probably the best location. Alternatively, the small post office on W. Lexington and N Greene St could be converted into a transit center for the Westside in order to clear some of the bus stops off of some of the corners west of Howard Street (which unfortunately lends itself to the often negative image of the area) Buses could line up on W. Lexington (major and minor) and on Pearl Street and fan out across the Westside and the post office itself or the plaza next to it could be turned into a waiting area. MTA police should have a substation there to assist in monitoring activity in the area.

I was visiting Lexington Market one day and spent several hours stuffing my face at the various vendors. The same folks were at one particular bus stop when I went it as when I came out.. and it was Obvious they were not waiting for the bus.. thus crowding the corner/street up simply "hanging out". I know there is now law against "hanging out" per se.. but I have also been to Lexington and come out only to see a half dozen people laid out in plastic zip ties as groups of undercover officers stand over them....same folks were supposedly "waiting for a bus".

On a related note.. I missed the last MARC from DC to Baltimore and had to catch the Greyhound at 12:30am one night. It was very convenient only to have to go upstairs to catch it at Union Station.. only to arrive in Balitmore to have to catch a cab from the Greyhound Station back to Penn. The new terminal in Baltimore is nice but only convenient if you are going to the Casino. Alternatively, Greyhound should consider having a few buses per day that could run over to Baltimore Penn Station.. even if they stop where BOLT Bus Stops on Maryland Ave. Back in the day there were two Greyhound Stops in Baltimore.. one at the Travel Plaza and the current location. Not sure why they couldn't go back to that for selected buses especially on buses going west or NW. The one I was on was bound for Detroit of all places thus headed up 83 which seems to lend itself to stopping at Penn versus say a NYC bound Greyhound which benefits from stopping at the main terminal next to the casino...If I am not mistaken.. you cannot take BOLT from DC to Baltimore... only Philly or NYC
I think an indoor transit facility near Lexington Market is a must. Maybe there is even a way to lease the building to an operator so that it becomes "Private Property" in a legal sense, which would allow for more security.
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