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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #4101
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portland, oregon has a banner a we don't?? unbelievable.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #4102
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I don't think we're ever gonna get a banner unless we start making some. The Los Angeles forumers were in the same position about two months ago, complaining that LA had never been on the banner. Then they started a thread and made about a dozen different banners. Since then, LA has been up there at least twice in just this past month.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #4103
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yea...we need to start a Banner thread.


Two questions.

Can someone tell me what the city is doing digging up calvert st. and when the work will be complete?

Renovations to the Verizon building. Anyone have a rendering?
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #4104
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Renovations to the Verizon building. Anyone have a rendering?
Yeah I've seen them. They have them in the lobby. I work in the building. Not sure if they are posted on line. I'll do some checking.

The retail will be some resturants (surprise surprise) and maybe a food court that will be open to the public. The food court part is still being hashed out. By the time its finished, it may be something totally different.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #4105
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Yeah I've seen them. They have them in the lobby. I work in the building. Not sure if they are posted on line. I'll do some checking.

The retail will be some resturants (surprise surprise) and maybe a food court that will be open to the public. The food court part is still being hashed out. By the time its finished, it may be something totally different.

Thanks.

That building will really look nice once work wraps up.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #4106
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yea...we need to start a Banner thread.

Can someone tell me what the city is doing digging up calvert st. and when the work will be complete?
I believe this is all part of the streetscape project to help beautify the pedestrian environment downtown. They are still working on Phase I of the project which is a lot of the infrastructure work. They've been alternating sides of the street and blocks running up Calvert st between lombard and baltimore. Once thats all done, they will start putting in street lights and landscaping.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #4107
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I think the best view for the skyline banner was heading north on Key HWY just before the light at the Rusty Skupper and just before the Ritz blocked the view. I think another good banner view is from someone's deck at the Harborview townhomes. One of the old one's just south of the tower. This way, you can include the Vue and Marriott. Anyone have access to one of those decks. That's my banner 2 cents.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #4108
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I believe this is all part of the streetscape project to help beautify the pedestrian environment downtown. They are still working on Phase I of the project which is a lot of the infrastructure work. They've been alternating sides of the street and blocks running up Calvert st between lombard and baltimore. Once thats all done, they will start putting in street lights and landscaping.
The Calvert St. project is taking longer than expected because contractors found underground basements from old buildings that were never accounted for in architectural plans or property surveys. Part of the additional work this discovery entailed was shoring up walls and recreating the structure of the roadbed. They're essentially building a bridge over parts of Calvert St., particularly on the blook where Redwood hits Calvert. The work should be completed by year's end.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #4109
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I don't think we're ever gonna get a banner unless we start making some. The Los Angeles forumers were in the same position about two months ago, complaining that LA had never been on the banner. Then they started a thread and made about a dozen different banners. Since then, LA has been up there at least twice in just this past month.
wada's pano looked good enough for our banner, IMHO.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #4110
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Superblock Development gets OK

Superblock Agreement!


http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/bal...4/daily23.html

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Old June 7th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #4111
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Good. Let's hope this thing gets done now.

And I hope Junior's Cheesecake is still in the works. I'd love to get one here. Save myself a trip to Brooklyn.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #4112
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We're in the money. We're in the money.

http://www.bizjournals.com/specials/pages/92.html#l

We've got a lot of what it takes to get along!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #4113
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We're in the money. We're in the money.

http://www.bizjournals.com/specials/pages/92.html#l

We've got a lot of what it takes to get along!
.........yeah, & then some.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #4114
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very good news.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #4115
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I picked up a friend of mine at the greyhound bus station downtown and was strucked at how hideous and isolated it was. I understand that it rests on the area that Ray Lewis's firm is planning to develop. The question I have is will there be a new bus terminal at that location? I feel that when travelers come here to either stay or connect to another bus they aren't seeing the best of what Baltimore has to offer. The impression must not be very good.

Speaking of Ray Lewis's project, when is that supposed to begin?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #4116
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I picked up a friend of mine at the greyhound bus station downtown and was strucked at how hideous and isolated it was. I understand that it rests on the area that Ray Lewis's firm is planning to develop. The question I have is will there be a new bus terminal at that location? I feel that when travelers come here to either stay or connect to another bus they aren't seeing the best of what Baltimore has to offer. The impression must not be very good.

Speaking of Ray Lewis's project, when is that supposed to begin?
I believe when we heard about it a while ago, the city was adament about him providing a place for the bus terminal to locate within the development. Will have to look it up to be sure though.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #4117
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Yeah, here's a quote from The Examiner on January 3rd:

"The property is an 11-acre lot located across from the Carroll Camden business park. Situated just east of Route 295, the lot runs parallel to Warner Street. The current plans for the undeveloped property include 600,000 square feet of office space, a waterfront sports and recreation center and the possibility of a 7,200-square-foot inner-city Greyhound bus station. The goal is to create a huge welcome mat for south Baltimore."
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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #4118
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Yeah, here's a quote from The Examiner on January 3rd:

"The property is an 11-acre lot located across from the Carroll Camden business park. Situated just east of Route 295, the lot runs parallel to Warner Street. The current plans for the undeveloped property include 600,000 square feet of office space, a waterfront sports and recreation center and the possibility of a 7,200-square-foot inner-city Greyhound bus station. The goal is to create a huge welcome mat for south Baltimore."
I think it's great that a new bus station would be constructed. I guess all of the incoming buses will be departing from and destinated at the Travel Plaza terminal near O'Donnell Heights when construction begins. Thanks, your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #4119
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Baltimore Magazine Urban Renewals - Broadway Play
There's nowhere to go but up for these developers.

By Barbara Fusciello



The residents of Fells Point stopped a highway from demolishing their neighborhood back in the 1970’s, so Dan Winner and Dave Holmes of South Broadway Properties have untertaken their new project wisely and with community input. Besides, they’re Fells Pointers themselves (though Winner moved last year to Homeland.)

Winner and Holmes, both 42, are the men behind a proposed restoration of the old Broadway Market into a retail centerpiece for Fells Point that includes adding a second story to the market. The two had been looking for a “little side project” to do together “that would maybe make a difference,” as Holmes says. Today, their “little side project” has ballooned into a $50 million redevelopment.

In researching the history of the market, they uncovered a photo showing that it used to have a second level that was destroyed in a fire in the 1950s, as well as a bell tower and arched windows. Through the stories of long-time residents, they were able to “really get a sense of what it must have been like 100 years ago.”

“The market is the keynote of the project,” says Holmes, and the plan is to
return it to its original two-story glory. Along with a focus on retail, the existing parking lot on Lancaster Street will be used to extend the market and will include public space, while the Aliceanna Street lot will be opened up for pedestrians. The plan also includes possible residential or office space as well as a parking structure.

The pair have attended more than 40 different community group meetings, and it’s paying off. Ed Marcinko, president of the Upper Fells Point Improvement Association, says “it’s a win-win situation for everybody. Dan and Dave live and work here and that means a lot to us.” Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, a member of the City Planning Commission, agrees that the project is sound, and can really benefit the community. She calls the market “the historical heartbeat of Fells Point.”

The two secured Land Use Committee approval in April, and now are focused on securing the money while they wait for the Mayor to sign their Plan Unit Development bill into law. They’ve anted up $15 million of their own and friends’ money, and now are searching for a co-developer, but they’re going to be particular about their choice.

What kind of influence do they hope their project will have? “We really want it to be looked at 50 years from now and be thought of as a good model,” says Winner. “Something where people will say ‘I’m glad they did that then.’”
Just think, if only Pat Turner were only more tactful and John Paterakis didn't have such a massive ego, the Cross St. Market could have a Whole Foods on the second floor and Federal Hill could get past being simply a bar district.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #4120
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Just think, if only Pat Turner were only more tactful and John Paterakis didn't have such a massive ego, the Cross St. Market could have a Whole Foods on the second floor and Federal Hill could get past being simply a bar district.
If the rebuilding of the upper level of Broadway Market succeeds, Turner (or someone else) will take another run at adding a second level with a "full-service" market to the Federal Hill Market.
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