Architects chosen for Baltimore façade improvement projects

May 17, 2010|By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun

Up to 40 commercial buildings in six Baltimore communities will receive facade improvements by Sept. 30 under an $800,000 revitalization program funded as part of the federal government's stimulus efforts and administered by the Baltimore Development Corp.

The development agency announced Monday that it has selected two architectural firms to participate in the project, K. Lechleiter Architect LLC + PI.KL Studio and John Mariani Architecture, from among 18 that sought the work.

The façade improvements will be made to privately owned buildings in Belair-Edison, Brooklyn, Oldtown, Pigtown, West Baltimore Street and the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor.

The money was awarded to Baltimore as part of the federal government's efforts to create jobs to help stimulate the economy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Businesses in the targeted neighborhoods have submitted applications for funding, and they are currently being reviewed. The maximum amount available for improving any one façade is $20,000.

An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of one of the architectural firms. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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