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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Baltimore Development News

Updated August 1, 2014

A lot has changed since this thread was first created. I’m updating this post with a new list. It is current – as far as I know – as of August 1, 2014. I left the original post at the bottom to preserve it for posterity.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Exelon Tower, Harbor Point
415,000 sq.ft. office, 103 apartments, 41,000 sq.ft. retail


520 Park Ave., Mount Vernon
171 apartments, ground-level retail (conversion of former department store and office building)


The Lenore, Downtown
102 apartments, ground-level retail (conversion of former Federal Reserve Bank)


10 Light Street, Downtown
430 apartments, ground-level retail (conversion of former Baltimore Trust Company Building)


Jefferson Square Apartments, Washington Hill
300 apartments, ground-level retail


Hyatt Place, Harbor East
208 hotel rooms, ground-level retail


301 North Charles Street, Downtown
96 apartments, ground-level retail (conversion of former Baltimore Life Insurance Company Building)


Calvert & Light Apartments, Downtown
181 apartments, 6,000-12,000 sq.ft. retail (conversion of the former USFG building is underway; approval still needed for demolition of 30 S. Calvert Street and construction of nine-story apartment building)


Marketplace at Fells Point
160 apartments, 27,000 sq.ft. retail


Rotunda Redevelopment, Hampden
379 apartments, 152,000 sq.ft. retail, 140,00 sq.ft. office


2 East Wells, Riverside
153 apartments, 6,000 sq.ft. retail


APPROVED AND PROPOSED

414 Light Street, Downtown
372 apartments, ground-level retail


Mechanic Theater Redevelopment, Downtown
476 apartments, 110,000 sq.ft. retail


325 West Baltimore Street, Downtown
229 apartments, 100,000 sq.ft. office, 8,00 sq.ft. retail


One Light Street, Downtown
350 apartments, ground-level retail


900 East Fort Ave., Locust Point
275 apartments, 15,000 sq.ft. retail


601 South Charles Street, Downtown
351 apartments (This will replace the closed University Specialty Hospital)
Rendering at this link: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore....html?page=all

Harbor Point Apartments, Phase 1, Harbor Point
285 apartments, ground-level retail
Rendering at this link: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore...-building.html

Stadium Square, Federal Hill
300,000 sq.ft. office, undetermined number of apartments and retail
Renderings unavailable

Four Seasons Residence, Harbor East
63 condos atop the existing Four Seasons hotel
Renderings unavailable

Below begins the original post from December 16, 2008


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Under Construction

Four Seasons (44 stories, 494 ft.) & Legg Mason (26 stories, 350 ft.)


Mercy Expansion Tower (18 stories)


Morgan Stanley (6 stories)


McHenry Row (6 stories)


Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (12 stories)


The Fitzgerald (5 stories)


JHU Biopark and Related Developments


UMB Biopark


The Domain


Proposed

Westport


Canton Crossing




State Center


10 Inner Harbor


300 East Pratt Street

(Not the actual rendering. Just a concept)

Harbor Point


Naing Towers


Morris A. Mechanic Theater Redevelopment


The Rotunda Redevelopment


701 E. Baltimore Street


Superblock
Cityscape


Gateway South


Rec Pier Development
University of Baltimore Law School


Baltimore Arena


Sheraton Four Points
The Olmstead


The Pinnacle


Broadway Market Redevelopment


Gateway at Washington Hill


Greektown Condos


Chesapeake Square


Waxter Center Redevelopment
Station North Redevelopment


Pratt Street Redesign


Rash Field Redevelopment


Poppleton Redevelopment


Uplands Redevelopment
Barclay Rehabilitation


Red Line
Green Line
Charles Street Trolley

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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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Can someone give a list of under construction and proposed projects for this thread?
well you can check this site out

http://www.baltimoredevelopment.com/
move your mouse on the development activity tab at the top
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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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Well, he wants us to make one so he can close this thread and open a new one.

I think we can safely assume that Wesport is going to get built eventually. I thought the starting date for phase I was spring of 09, I think I read somewhere; might've been here. Now they are saying it's gonna start in 2010. I hope they don't delay it anymore.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #4
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There's just too many projects to remember. From all the hotel conversions downtown to all the various proposals UMB has made on the Westside to small, but nonetheless important projects, such as the Black Olive Inn and the Attman's Deli/Jewish Museum expansion.
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Perhaps one other reason the arena project may be on hold - Arena football has canceled its 2009 season: http://www.reuters.com/article/merge...rpc=22&sp=true
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Old December 16th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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well you can check this site out

http://www.baltimoredevelopment.com/
move your mouse on the development activity tab at the top
On the above website, if you go down to the "Press Room", you will notice a staus report on the arena RFP. They selected four devlopers, each will be interviewed and a selection will be made in January.

Don't know how they will sell spending the money in this economy, but lets hope they can. Its a needed and worthwhile project. If they can lure an NBA and/or NHL perhaps it will move forward.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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Baltimore Development Corp. reveals teams vying to build downtown arena

Baltimore Business Journal - by Ryan Sharrow Staff
http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/bal...l?surround=lfn

Four development teams submitted bids to build a new 18,500-seat arena in downtown Baltimore, including one proposal led by former NFL superstar Emmitt Smith and another floating the idea of building a hotel adjacent to the venue.

The Baltimore Development Corp. unveiled the list of interested developers vying to construct the arena — which could cost up to $300 million — on the site of the existing 46-year-old First Mariner Arena. The BDC, the city’s development arm, also said Tuesday it has narrowed down a list of 12 consultant teams to four that submitted bids to work as financial consultants on behalf of the agency for the arena project.

The BDC has said it hopes to select a development team this summer. The four development teams are:

1) Developers: ESmith Legacy and Garfield Traub Development (Emmitt Smith, Brian Morris and Vernon Marrow from ESmith Legacy and Ken Portnoy, Ray Garfield, and Greg Garfield from Garfield Traub);

• Operator/promoter: AEG;

• Architect: RTKL and McKissack & McKissack;

• General contractor: Turner Construction;

• Financial consultants: Citigroup Global Markets and Jackson Securities;

Baltimore’s Sage Policy Group, led by Anirban Basu, will also serve as economic analyst.

2) Developers: Baltimore-based Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc. and Capital Venture Group.

• Operator: Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast’s Global Spectator. The company manages 31 arenas across the country including the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia;

• Promoter: Live Nation;

• Parking owner/operator: Chicago-based InterPark;

• Hotel operator: Starwood Capital Group, the holding company of the Westin, Sheraton and W Hotel brands;

• Architects: HOK Sport and Cho Benn Holback;

• General contractor: Barton Malow;

Baltimore’s Moag & Co., led by former Maryland Stadium Authority Chairman John Moag, is part of the team as a financial consultant.

3) Developers: Cormony Development and Harrison Development (Samuel Polakoff and Andrew Goldman from Cormony and Dean Harrison from Harrison Development) Cormony and Harrison are also leading the redevelopment of Gateway South near M&T Bank Stadium in South Baltimore.

• Operator: AEG or SMG as operator/promoter;

• Architect: Rossetti or Ellerbe Becket or 360;
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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On the above website, if you go down to the "Press Room", you will notice a staus report on the arena RFP. They selected four devlopers, each will be interviewed and a selection will be made in January.

Don't know how they will sell spending the money in this economy, but lets hope they can. Its a needed and worthwhile project. If they can lure an NBA and/or NHL perhaps it will move forward.
yup it's from today. looks like the site has been selected too on the westside. is that what a plurality of people here want?

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BDC Announces Status of RFPs For New Arena

Baltimore, MD (December 16, 2008) - The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) today announced the status of two Request for Proposals (RFP) that it issued on behalf of the City of Baltimore for a new arena to be located at 201 West Baltimore Street on the Westside of downtown. One RFP was for a consultant to assist with financing and other aspects; the other RFP was for development teams.



Twelve consultant teams responded to the Financial Consultant RFP. After thorough analysis, the decision has been made to invite four finalists for interviews. Interviews are expected to be conducted by the Arena Advisory Panel this month with selection targeted in January 2009.



The consultant teams to be interviewed are:



* Barrett Sports Group



This team includes Daniel Barrett and Joshua Cohen from Barrett Sports Group; Paul Jacobs from Jacobs Chase; John Hilkene and Paula Yancey from PC Sports; and Timothy Offtermatt from Wachovia Securities



* Economics Research Associates



This team consists of William Owens, Patrick Phillips, Jeff Cohen, David Stone, and Rachel Perschetz from Economics Research Associates.



* Smith Sports



This team incorporates Gregory Smith from Smith Sports; Phil Couture, Joe Briglia, Steven Edelson, Dan Polvere, and Cindy Kamradt from International Facilities Group (IFG); Stephen Goldsmith from CapitalSource; Edie Brown from Edie Brown & Associates; and James Poulson and Steven Allison from Ellerbe Becket.



* Stafford Sports



This group includes Carl Hirsh, Richard Oriolo, and Frank Peditto from Stafford Sports; Robert Goldwater from The Goldwater Group; and Otis Warren, Jr. from The Otis Warren Group.







Four development teams submitted responses to the Developer RFP as follows:



* Arena Development Group



This team includes A&R Development, J Street Development, and Accent Development Company as developers; SMG as operator/promoter; Ellerbe Becket and KANN Partners as architects; Clark Construction Group as general contractor; and Piper Jaffray & Company as financial consultant.



Key personnel include Theo Rodgers and Anthony Rodgers from A&R Development; Bruce Baschuk and Jay Bothwell from J Street Development; and Sean MacCarthy and Alex Shewchuk from Accent Development Company.



* Cormony Development



This team includes Cormony Development and Harrison Development as developers; either AEG or SMG as operator/promoter; either Rossetti or Ellerbe Becket or 360 as architect; Whiting-Turner Contracting as general contractor; and Barry Silberman Consulting as arena consultant.



Key personnel include Samuel Polakoff and Andrew Goldman from Cormony Development and Dean Harrison from Harrison Development.



* ESmith Legacy



This team includes ESmith Legacy and Garfield Traub Development as developers; AEG as operator/promoter; RTKL and McKissack & McKissack as architects; Turner Construction as general contractor; Citigroup Global Markets and Jackson Securities as financial consultants; and Sage Policy Group as economic analyst.


Key personnel include Emmitt Smith, Brian Morris, and Vernon Marrow from ESmith Legacy and Ken Portnoy, Ray Garfield, and Greg Garfield from Garfield Traub.



*
Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse



This team includes Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse (SBER) and Capital Venture Group (CVG) as developers; Global Spectrum as operator; Live Nation as event promoter; InterPark as parking owner/operator; Starwood Capital Group as the hotel operator; HOK Sport and Cho Benn Holback as architects; Barton Malow as general contractor; and Moag & Company as financial consultant.



Key personnel include Janet Marie Smith, Larry White, and Tim Pula from SBER and Michael Hunter and Gavin Sharp from CVG.



Members of the Arena Advisory Panel include: Clarence Bishop, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development; M.J. “Jay” Brodie, President, Baltimore Development Corporation; Gary Cole, Acting Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning; J. Kirby Fowler, President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore; Donald Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee; Edward Gallagher, Director, Baltimore City Department of Finance; Bert Hash, President & CEO, Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc.; Carla Nelson, Director, Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development; and John Morton, Chairman, Maryland Stadium Authority.





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Oh this arena is going to be nice because HOK is the architects and I've never seen them do a bad job before...
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #10
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Good news on Westport. Great, in fact.

Disappointing news on the arena. Next summer?? That thing is never going to get built.
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I went to HOK's website and did not see a rendering of the arena. They don't even have it listed on their projects' list.
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Just my 2 cents, but if Baltimore passes any arena deal NOT tied to LiveNation (bearing in mind that we have no legitimate indoor sprts team) it would be a massive mistake.
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Actually, let me qualify that... ALL of us would love an iconic work of art to represent the arena, but it's VIABILITY is based solely on it's ability to attract events. LiveNation provides that simply because their entire business model relys on attractng attractions to arenas. Furthermore, they pretty much have a strangle hold on every genre of music that performs live. My concern is that those in a position to determine the developer will pull another politically motivated move and short sell the entire city like they did with the convention Center Hotel.
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including one proposal led by former NFL superstar Emmitt Smith and another floating the idea of building a hotel adjacent to the venue.
wow, emmitt's in on this? i'm impressed. glad to see he's doing big things. it was frustrating watching my favorite teams play against this guy.
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Baltimore Business Journal - by Ryan Sharrow Staff
http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/bal...l?surround=lfn

Four development teams submitted bids to build a new 18,500-seat arena in downtown Baltimore, including one proposal led by former NFL superstar Emmitt Smith and another floating the idea of building a hotel adjacent to the venue.

The Baltimore Development Corp. unveiled the list of interested developers vying to construct the arena — which could cost up to $300 million — on the site of the existing 46-year-old First Mariner Arena. The BDC, the city’s development arm, also said Tuesday it has narrowed down a list of 12 consultant teams to four that submitted bids to work as financial consultants on behalf of the agency for the arena project.

The BDC has said it hopes to select a development team this summer. The four development teams are:

1) Developers: ESmith Legacy and Garfield Traub Development (Emmitt Smith, Brian Morris and Vernon Marrow from ESmith Legacy and Ken Portnoy, Ray Garfield, and Greg Garfield from Garfield Traub);

• Operator/promoter: AEG;

• Architect: RTKL and McKissack & McKissack;

• General contractor: Turner Construction;

• Financial consultants: Citigroup Global Markets and Jackson Securities;

Baltimore’s Sage Policy Group, led by Anirban Basu, will also serve as economic analyst.

2) Developers: Baltimore-based Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc. and Capital Venture Group.

• Operator: Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast’s Global Spectator. The company manages 31 arenas across the country including the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia;

• Promoter: Live Nation;

• Parking owner/operator: Chicago-based InterPark;

• Hotel operator: Starwood Capital Group, the holding company of the Westin, Sheraton and W Hotel brands;

• Architects: HOK Sport and Cho Benn Holback;

• General contractor: Barton Malow;

Baltimore’s Moag & Co., led by former Maryland Stadium Authority Chairman John Moag, is part of the team as a financial consultant.

3) Developers: Cormony Development and Harrison Development (Samuel Polakoff and Andrew Goldman from Cormony and Dean Harrison from Harrison Development) Cormony and Harrison are also leading the redevelopment of Gateway South near M&T Bank Stadium in South Baltimore.

• Operator: AEG or SMG as operator/promoter;

• Architect: Rossetti or Ellerbe Becket or 360;
i think i like plan #2 better. an extra hotel next to the arena would do that area a ton of good.
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Oh this arena is going to be nice because HOK is the architects and I've never seen them do a bad job before...
HOK are the people who developed camden yards, right?
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1) Developers: ESmith Legacy and Garfield Traub Development (Emmitt Smith, Brian Morris and Vernon Marrow from ESmith Legacy and Ken Portnoy, Ray Garfield, and Greg Garfield from Garfield Traub);

• Operator/promoter: AEG;

• Architect: RTKL and McKissack & McKissack;

• General contractor: Turner Construction;

• Financial consultants: Citigroup Global Markets and Jackson Securities;

Baltimore’s Sage Policy Group, led by Anirban Basu, will also serve as economic analyst.

2) Developers: Baltimore-based Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc. and Capital Venture Group.

• Operator: Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast’s Global Spectator. The company manages 31 arenas across the country including the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia;

• Promoter: Live Nation;

• Parking owner/operator: Chicago-based InterPark;

• Hotel operator: Starwood Capital Group, the holding company of the Westin, Sheraton and W Hotel brands;

• Architects: HOK Sport and Cho Benn Holback;

• General contractor: Barton Malow;

Baltimore’s Moag & Co., led by former Maryland Stadium Authority Chairman John Moag, is part of the team as a financial consultant.
Interesting. #1 has 3 local connections in RTKL, Turner and Sage. It would defintily help to keep the money spent close to home.

#2 is by local Stuvers Bros. and HOK which has a great track record. I'm sure Moag on the team dosn't hurt.


I still have very little clue how this is going to be financed. Although raw materials have become much cheaper.
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Cool Color images fo Baltimore from 1940

I've never seen a color picture of the ferry building before. Check out those huge oak barrels.



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There is a rendering of Struever Bros.'s plans (on the BBJ website)for the new arena, seen from Liberty Street, include 43,000 square feet of retail space and a 300-room hotel. Unfortunately, I don't know how to post pictures. It looks nice, but I would like to see all the proposals.
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4 development teams to vie for arena project
By Lorraine Mirabella and Annie Linskey
December 17, 2008
Four development teams will compete to build a sports and entertainment venue to replace Baltimore's aging 1st Mariner Arena, with their proposals envisioning added twists such as a seven-screen movie theater, a hotel, concert hall, offices or street-level shops, city officials said yesterday.

The proposals unveiled yesterday were submitted in response to an August request for bids.

State and city leaders want to tear down the 46-year-old arena and replace it with a larger, 18,500-seat venue that could draw big concerts and acts, and potentially attract a professional basketball or hockey team.

The city expects to make a decision about whether to select one of the four teams by mid-2009, said M.J. "Jay" Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp. An advisory panel of state and city officials will review the proposals.



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Sun coverage: A new arena for Baltimore? Still to be determined is how much of the project - expected to cost $300 million for the arena alone - would be publicly financed, Brodie said.

"We said we wanted maximum private financing, and there are a lot of ideas floating out there," he said. "The driving force here is to get a top-quality arena for Baltimore City and the region and state. We encouraged people to be creative and think about mixed use."

Each proposal calls for an 18,500-seat arena on 1st Mariner's West Baltimore Street site on the city's west side, near the Inner Harbor. And each team includes a company that would operate the arena for the city. But proposals differ in the mix of added uses.

The plan from Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse includes two public parks - one atop the arena - and a 300-room hotel.

"We've tried to present a design approach that is very contemporary and looks like a civic building," said Janet Marie Smith, a vice president for planning for Struever Bros.

The complex would be "bright and energetic," she said, and would include street-level retail space. "The intent is for the building to be alive 365 days of the year."

Under the Struever plan, the arena's upper levels could be closed for smaller events so the facility does not "feel empty," she said. The Struever team includes Live Nation, a national concert promotion firm. ESmith Legacy Inc., which includes ESmith Legacy and Dallas-based Garfield Traub Development as the developers, would incorporate a seven-screen movie theater, a 1,000-seat concert venue, 20,000 square feet of shops and a garage. The team would include AEG as arena operator.

"We think [the proposal] is reflective of the city's master plan and reflective of the west-side renaissance," said Vernon Marrow, chief operating officer of ESmith, which has offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Dallas and includes as one of its principals Emmitt Smith, the former Dallas Cowboys running back. "It's complementary to other [development] taking place over the last several years, from the Hippodrome to development at Hopkins Place."

A third proposal, by The Arena Development Group, calls for a garage as well as 100,000 square feet of shops. The team includes A&R Development, J Street Development and Accent Development Co. as developers and SMG, the current arena operator, as operator-promoter. Sean MacCarthy of Accent declined to comment.

And in a fourth plan, Cormony Development is proposing a 400-room hotel, 240,000 square feet of offices, up to 20,000 square feet of shops and a garage. The team includes Cormony Development, which is building the Gateway South development of office, retail and sports-themed entertainment south of M&T Bank Stadium, and Harrison Development as developers, and either AEG or SMG as operator. A Cormony representative could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The city said it expects to choose next month from among four teams of consultants to help with financing.
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