Workshop will provide tips on property taxes


December 08, 1991|By Edward Gunts

With property tax reassessments in the mail this month, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will present a workshop titled "Minimizing Your Property Taxes: What Every Property Owner Should Know" at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel's Maryland Ballroom, 202 E. Pratt St., Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Guest speakers will be T. Scott Basik and Kaye Brooks Bushel, partners in the Basik & Bushel law firm and specialists in state tax assessment appeals. They were once assistant attorneys general representing the assessment offices.

In their presentation, Mr. Basik and Ms. Bushel will discuss what taxpayers should do when the assessment arrives, appeals and methods to minimize property taxes.

The cost is $15 for Downtown Partnership members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required by Dec. 13 and may be made by calling the partnership at 244-1030.


Owners of the Belvedere Court condominiums at 10-16 E. Chase in Mount Vernon -- in former town houses across from the former Belvedere Hotel -- have cut prices 17 percent to 30 percent for three days, Dec. 13-15.

Units that cost $72,240 to $124,560 will be reduced to $60,000 to $92,500. The developer is offering 8 1/2 percent, 30-year financing with 5 percent down.


Around the region:

* The Old Waverly History Exchange & Tea Room, honored with a 1991 Baltimore Heritage preservation award, is featured in the January issue of Victoria magazine, now on local newsstands. The shop, at 414 E. 31st St. in Charles Village, was restored in 1988 and is run by Donna Beth Joy Shapiro, president of the Baltimore Art Deco Society.

* Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke joined volunteer groups and leaders of the Light Street Housing Corp. yesterday to cut the ribbon on four rehabilitated houses in the 1500 block of Light

Street. One of the homes will be a transitional residence for three single women; the others will be rented to low-income families.

* Thirteen Baltimore-area real estate projects won 1991 awards of excellence from the Maryland chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks during ceremonies last week.

In the land development category, MIE Investment Co.'s BWI Commerce Park at Dorsey and Telegraph roads in Anne Arundel County received the Best Mature Park award, and K. S. Sweet Associates' Owings Mills Corporate Campus at Red Run Boulevard and Painters Mill Road was judged the Best Park in Process.

In the Speculative Development category, winners were Siena Corp.'s Plumtree Professional Center in Bel Air; Siena's West Nursery Business Center in Linthicum; the David Kornblatt Co.'s Saint Paul Place office tower; and the Meadowridge Business Center in Elkridge, by Crystal Hill Investments and Winchester Commercial.

In the Build-to-Suit category, MacKenzie and Associates won for its Greenspring Valley Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center in Owings Mills.

In the Yesterday's Buildings Today category, winners were Constellation Properties' Brown's Wharf complex in Fells Point; MIE's Cromwell Center in Towson; and MIE's 3916 Vero Road building in the Caton Research Center.

In the Building Components category, winners were Siena Corp. and artist James Voshell for a mural at the EZ Store Self Storage development on Reisterstown Road; Nottingham Properties and Kidde Consultants for the White Marsh Water Management Pond; and the KMS Group and KMS tenant design manager Connie Epperlein for the interior design for Cartermill Inc. at Brown's Wharf.

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