The site where the former Haussner’s was located is now a 65-unit modern apartment complex. The restaurant, which closed in 1999, was “basically a mess” said developer Peter Garver, who wanted to try to keep pieces of the restaurant alive in the new building. They did manage to save pieces of art that were painted and engraved on stone, which now hang in the complex’s fifth-floor rooftop lounge. There are also stained-glass “H” windows that once sat at the main entrance of Haussner’s.
To read more about Highlandtown’s latest apartment complex and see pictures, click here.
There has been a lot of talk of where Amazon.com Inc is going to set up its second headquarters. With Maryland still in the running, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) says it’s $1 billion mixed use development project would “unquestionably” jumpstart if Amazon chooses the state for HQ2. (via Baltimore Business Journal)
COPT’s 10 acre plan includes 1.1 million SF of Class A offices, retail and restaurants, a 400 ft apartment tower, a 300 room hotel and a 200 slip marina. COPT’s CEO Stephen E. Budorick says the growth in workforce HQ2 could bring would be “great for our residential development community and be great for the ancillary businesses that want to be nearby to be a part of the economic benefit of having secondary campuses.”
After returning home to Baltimore after 20 years, one man tells his story of how the famously blue-collar town has been transformed by it’s younger generation bringing farm-to-table dining and sleek waterfront projects while still maintaining its original charm.
Did you hear? As of last night, the new Water Wheel partially facilitated by Healthy Harbor and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has been fully funded! The fund raising bash put on last night produced the remaining few dollars necessary to meet the goal. The new water wheel, to be placed at the outlet of Harris Creek in Canton, will take the identity of a female named Professor Trash Wheel.
Have you heard the good news? The Port of Baltimore made a whopping $200,000 donation to the Canton Water Wheel! This means that the wheel is nearly 80% funded. If you make a donation now, it will be matched! (Donations must be sub $30,000 for matching to apply). The existing trash wheel isthe world’s first and only sustainably powered trash collecting water wheel.
Many that live in Canton are aware of its far reaching history, beginning as a plantation and growing to house many of Baltimore’s working class throughout the 1800 and 1900s. However, many do not know that we have a few gems within our boundaries that hold a little history, other than the common 100 or so year old house. Right next to the square, there sits a 130-year-old branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Closed for the past two years for updating, it opened last month amid much excitement. The branch is the oldest continuously operating neighborhood library in the city’s system.