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By Joan Floyd | September 28, 2010
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has yet to propose a comprehensive plan for future management of traffic in the area around 25th Street Station, a proposed new 337,000-plus-square-foot shopping center with 70 or more dwelling units. According to the traffic impact study for this massive new development, the area of impact extends from North Avenue to 29th Street and from the Jones Falls Expressway to Greenmount Avenue. To date, the study recommends no improvements to roads within this area.
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November 20, 2013
The 25th Street Station Walmart Project is approaching approval, despite calls from members of the affected communities for a major amendment and further discussion over the proposed design and retail mix. It is my understanding that in Baltimore, a design change reducing the retail density of a proposed development does not require such an amendment, but this is about more than the words in our city code. It's about more than what is "required. " This is about respecting the needs, wants and concerns of the communities the project purportedly will serve.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
The redevelopment of an 11-acre tract in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood can move ahead now that the state's highest court has ruled on a zoning appeal that held up the plan for years. "The project would have been done, generating benefits for the community and taxes for the city if these petitions had not been filed," said Jon Laria, the attorney for the developer of the mixed-used project, called 25th Street Station. On Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Appeals released its unanimous opinion that two people who live near the development site, one in Remington and the other in Charles Village, are not eligible to appeal the Baltimore City Council's decision to grant the zoning approval for the project.
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By Bruce Willen | November 19, 2013
The Baltimore City Planning Commission seems poised to approve the redesigned 25th Street Station development Thursday, despite serious concerns about the legality of the process and the strenuous objections of neighboring community and business associations. On behalf of my neighbors in Old Goucher and Remington, I ask that the commission withhold approval of the project until it receives a full City Council review, and until the developer presents a design that strengthens our community.
NEWS
November 10, 2010
Contrary to the assertions made by Joan Floyd ("Where's the traffic plan for 25th Street Station?" Sept. 29) and as repeated by reporter Julie Scharper ("Remington Walmart plan wins approval," Nov. 9), there is an agreement between the City Department of Transportation and the community that includes many long needed transportation improvements beyond those made necessary by the 25th Street Station development. The 25th Street Station development spans both sides of Howard Street and therefore is located in Charles Village and Old Goucher, and not just in Remington as The Sun's most recent headlines suggest.
NEWS
November 11, 2010
The letter from Jennifer Erickson, Judith Kunst and Peter Duvall on behalf of their respective neighborhood associations suggests that the "community" has come to an agreement with the Baltimore Department of Transportation on a comprehensive traffic plan for the area around the proposed 25th Street Station ("Traffic improvements planned for city Walmart project," Readers respond, Nov. 10). The letter reveals significant differences in approach from that of the Remington Neighborhood Alliance.
NEWS
By Tina Carroll | September 14, 2010
For residents involved in legislation regarding Baltimore's proposed 25th Street Station shopping center, the process has been a disappointing one. There was the promise that "this is not a done deal," but during community presentations by the developers, the tone was one of "here's what we've done" rather than "here's what we can do for you. " Communication from Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, in whose district the 25th Street Station project is...
NEWS
November 20, 2013
The 25th Street Station Walmart Project is approaching approval, despite calls from members of the affected communities for a major amendment and further discussion over the proposed design and retail mix. It is my understanding that in Baltimore, a design change reducing the retail density of a proposed development does not require such an amendment, but this is about more than the words in our city code. It's about more than what is "required. " This is about respecting the needs, wants and concerns of the communities the project purportedly will serve.
NEWS
By Bruce Willen | November 19, 2013
The Baltimore City Planning Commission seems poised to approve the redesigned 25th Street Station development Thursday, despite serious concerns about the legality of the process and the strenuous objections of neighboring community and business associations. On behalf of my neighbors in Old Goucher and Remington, I ask that the commission withhold approval of the project until it receives a full City Council review, and until the developer presents a design that strengthens our community.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 22, 2013
The court of mixed public opinion about a planned shopping center in Remington is in full fact-finding and soul-searching modes this week. Developers of 25th Street Station are going back before several community groups and a key city panel with proposed changes that they say would make the center and its centerpiece, a 104,000-square-foot Walmart store, more pedestrian-friendly and easier on the eye. Also, a Baltimore City councilman is...
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 19, 2013
City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review. The Planning Commission would only revisit the development if it decides that changes to the Walmart-anchored project constitute "major amendments" that warrant reconsideration by the council. Stokes said that although the council approved the planned unit development, or PUD, in 2010, the project has undergone so many design changes - from the loss of Lowe's as a co-anchor to the recommending razing of a stone church to make way for a Walmart loading dock - that the PUD needs council review again.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 22, 2013
The court of mixed public opinion about a planned shopping center in Remington is in full fact-finding and soul-searching modes this week. Developers of 25th Street Station are going back before several community groups and a key city panel with proposed changes that they say would make the center and its centerpiece, a 104,000-square-foot Walmart store, more pedestrian-friendly and easier on the eye. Also, a Baltimore City councilman is...
NEWS
By Larry Perl, Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 23, 2013
Developers of the proposed 25th Street Station shopping center in Remington are scheduled to bring updated plans to a Baltimore City design review board Sept. 26, in a clear sign that the controversial project, stalled by a lawsuit earlier this year, is moving forward. Rick Walker's development team, WV Urban Development, LLC, will go before the city's Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel, which approved the original plans for a shopping center, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart and Lowe's at 25th and Howard streets.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
The redevelopment of an 11-acre tract in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood can move ahead now that the state's highest court has ruled on a zoning appeal that held up the plan for years. "The project would have been done, generating benefits for the community and taxes for the city if these petitions had not been filed," said Jon Laria, the attorney for the developer of the mixed-used project, called 25th Street Station. On Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Appeals released its unanimous opinion that two people who live near the development site, one in Remington and the other in Charles Village, are not eligible to appeal the Baltimore City Council's decision to grant the zoning approval for the project.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2011
Lowe's, the national home improvement chain, has pulled out as an anchor of the proposed 25th Street Station, a retail and housing development in Remington that won Baltimore City approval nearly a year ago but has been stalled by court challenges. "This site is currently not a site Lowe's is pursuing for a new store," Stacey C. Lentz, a spokeswoman for Lowe's Cos. Inc., said in an email Monday. The retailer, which said Monday that it was closing several stores — none of them in Maryland — and slowing its national expansion, decided several weeks ago to drop the Baltimore site, Lentz said.
NEWS
November 11, 2010
The letter from Jennifer Erickson, Judith Kunst and Peter Duvall on behalf of their respective neighborhood associations suggests that the "community" has come to an agreement with the Baltimore Department of Transportation on a comprehensive traffic plan for the area around the proposed 25th Street Station ("Traffic improvements planned for city Walmart project," Readers respond, Nov. 10). The letter reveals significant differences in approach from that of the Remington Neighborhood Alliance.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 23, 2013
Developers of the proposed 25th Street Station shopping center in Remington are scheduled to bring updated plans to a Baltimore City design review board Sept. 26, in a clear sign that the controversial project, stalled by a lawsuit earlier this year, is moving forward. Rick Walker's development team, WV Urban Development, LLC, will go before the city's Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel, which approved the original plans for a shopping center, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart and Lowe's at 25th and Howard streets.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
A second Walmart store will open in Baltimore by the fall of 2011 as an anchor at a $65 million shopping and residential development planned for a parcel that has housed the Anderson Automotive dealership for decades. Walmart executives announced Thursday they are planning a new store at the 25th Street Station project being spearheaded by developer Rick Walker. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, would join Baltimore's first Lowe's Home Center as tenants in the center. The new store would generate 250 jobs, according to company officials.
NEWS
November 10, 2010
Contrary to the assertions made by Joan Floyd ("Where's the traffic plan for 25th Street Station?" Sept. 29) and as repeated by reporter Julie Scharper ("Remington Walmart plan wins approval," Nov. 9), there is an agreement between the City Department of Transportation and the community that includes many long needed transportation improvements beyond those made necessary by the 25th Street Station development. The 25th Street Station development spans both sides of Howard Street and therefore is located in Charles Village and Old Goucher, and not just in Remington as The Sun's most recent headlines suggest.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2010
Plans for a large shopping center in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore, including a Walmart store, cleared a major hurdle Wednesday with approval by a key City Council committee. The land use committee voted unanimously to approve zoning plans for the 25th Street Station project, planned for the current site of Anderson Automotive, near Howard and 25th streets. Councilwoman Belinda Conaway expressed misgivings about the proposal. She said there was no guarantee the full council would approve it when it comes up for a vote next month.
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