WTMD’s First Thursday at Canton Waterfront returns for a twelfth year with big changes. A new stage, new bands, and a reconfigured venue space for both attendees and vendors are just a few. The first of the series will take place on May 4th, 2017.
A part of Baltimore for 157 years, the Sellers Mansion of 801 N. Arlington Avenue will be revitalized in the coming months. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the deteriorating building will be renovated to act as the entrance to a new apartment building slated to be built as an addition to the rear of the mansion.
Looking to own a piece of historic Baltimore? Check out the now up for sale collection of properties from developer Richard Naing of RWN Development Group. His pending retirement brought about the new listings. Hotels, venues, and private residences are now on the market.
Check out the list here on the Baltimore Fishbowl.
If you need more of a reason to explore your potential future neighborhood haunts, let yourself be lured in by the new Butchers Hill Society, located at North Chester and East Fairmount in Butcher’s Hill, just North East of Patterson Park. The restaurateur, Chef Malcolm Mitchell, is a former Columbia, MD resident. He brings his schooling back to Baltimore with not only the new Butcher’s Hill Society, but also Ryder’s, a gastropub in Upper Fells Point, and The Kitchen Market, a specialty food shop.
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Read more about the new restaurant here, on the Baltimore Sun.
It’s a breath of fresh air to see investment in the Baltimore metro- especially when it comes from local banks and philanthropic organizations. The Central Baltimore Future Fund, tied to the efforts from the Johns Hopkins University community, is intended to improve ten neighborhoods near the university in central Baltimore. $10 million is already in the fund, and investments are starting on vacant homes in the Barclay neighborhood.
Read more about the CBFF here on the Baltimore Sun.
It’s no mystery that vacancy and expensive rentals are an issue in Baltimore City. Even many of the new apartment buildings in the downtown area are out of the affordable range for the middle class working in the city- pushing them outside the borders for housing and further hurting the economy. Along the light rail route on Howard Street, many buildings sit vacant and generate no new revenue for the city with businesses, let alone livable space. Aziz Housseini, CEO of AZ Group, plans to build a 50-unit apartment building at 423 N. Howard Street in hopes of creating an affordable options, and spurring other development in the area.
Read more about the plans here on the Baltimore Business Journal.
A South Baltimore icon, Cross Street Market in Federal Hill will be getting an overhaul. Expected to last 8-12 months, the renovation comes at a crucial time, as current occupancy in the Market is at about 50%. The renovation will integrate more light and a layout that sports eating areas and an alternative stall layout.
Read more about the renovation here on the Baltimore Sun.
The Baltimore Bike Share program, new as of last month, is further cementing itself into Baltimore’s good graces. The program is run by veteran-owned Corps Logistics and now employs several veterans full-time to service the different bike stations throughout the city. The program itself is a pay-by-the-hour bike rental program that sports both electric and standard bicycles for use around the Baltimore city proper.
Read more about the program here on the Baltimore Sun.
If you’ve been to Fells Point over the last year, you’ve noticed the ever-present construction on Thames Street. The formerly vacant building on Rec Pier now owned by Kevin Plan was originally set to open as a hotel, venue, restaurant and more in the fall of 2016, but the target date was revised to spring of 2017 several months ago. As of now, the 2017 deadline is on track. Fells Point business owners are looking forward to the opening, as the increased foot traffic and removal of construction should improve business exponentially.
Read more about the opening here on the Baltimore Business Journal.
Fells Point has long been known to be steeped with Baltimore and Maritime history. Now, some of the oldest surviving examples of that history are close to deteriorating completely. The historic houses, located on Wolfe Street, are not the oldest houses in the city- but they are close. “These are the last of five wooden houses that once lined the west side of Wolfe Street on that block. They date from 1797, the same year that Baltimore was officially incorporated as a municipality. They were completed at the same time that the USS Constellation, now the sculptural centerpiece of the Inner Harbor, was being built nearby.” (Gunts). The Historic Preservation Society is exploring ways to keep them standing as a unique part of our cities history.
Read about the efforts here on the Baltimore Fishbowl.