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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 10, 2012
Residents of eight apartments in Aberdeen were displaced Tuesday afternoon following a fire in their building. The fire, reported around 3 p.m. in a building in the 300 block of South Parke Street, was determined to be accidental, started by contractors who were working in the building, Rich Gardiner, a spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said Tuesday evening. The residents displaced are being helped by Red Cross Disaster Assistance, he said. Gardiner said it took about 65 firefighters from Aberdeen Fire Department, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department, Susquehanna Hose Company and Level Volunteer Fire Company about 20 minutes to control the fire, which affected the eight units in the building.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | September 28, 2014
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By Natalie Sherman | August 6, 2014
A Baltimore-based company and its Massachusetts partner plan to build 76 more apartments at the recently acquired Reserve at Stoney Creek development in Anne Arundel County, the firms said Wednesday. Klein Enterprises and the Dolben Co., Inc. said Wednesday they purchased the Pasadena property through the Stoney Creek Phase I LLC affiliate for $15 million. The firms also have worked together on apartment projects in Fells Point and North East. The first 90 apartments opened at the Reserve at Stoney Creek, located close to Route 100 and Route 10, in 2011 and were fully leased within six months, according to a news release.
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By Natalie Sherman | September 25, 2014
The Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in a closed session Thursday to start exclusive negotiations with a developer seeking to build market-rate apartments on two city-owned sites on Mulberry Street. The GMP Development Enterprises LLC plans call for 63 apartments, some retail space and 30 parking spaces, BDC staff told board members before the meeting was closed to the public. A final price for the land is subject to negotiation, said BDC President William H. Cole. The 410 and 422 W. Mulberry Street properties, about 19,500 square feet currently used as surface parking lots, are valued together at about $1.1 million for taxation purposes, according to state records.
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March 13, 2010
The owner of a vacant nine-story office building at 11 E. Chase St. in Midtown-Belvedere is seeking city approval to convert the property to 56 apartments. A group called Daejan 11 E. Chase LLC, represented by Samuel Monderer, has applied to Baltimore's Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals to convert the historic Algonquin building to residential use. Monderer also controls the neighboring apartment building at 1010 St. Paul St. and a parking lot between the two buildings. A zoning board hearing has been set for Tuesday.
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By Natalie Sherman | March 12, 2014
The city Wednesday approved the $2.2 million sale of six long-vacant properties close to the Inner Harbor to a developer proposing to turn them into market-rate apartments.   PMC Property Group, Inc., which owns and operates about 700 apartments in Baltimore City, expects to spend roughly $30 million on the 188-unit project, said Steven Bloom, operating partner for PMC Property Group's Baltimore office. The company has been in negotiations with the city since 2012 about the properties, which lie just north of the Brookshire Suites and were once slated for a hotel redevelopment.
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By Natalie Sherman | July 16, 2014
Baltimore-based Continental Realty Corp. said Wednesday it has bought two apartment developments with a total of nearly 400 units in White Marsh for a total of $58.25 million. The developments,  Lincoln Woods and Quail Ridge, were both owned by Henderson Global/TIAA-CREF, according to the release. Continental Realty purchased the communities through its CRC Fund III, L.P., which now owns ten properties, including a 60,5000-square foot shopping center purchased for $6.3 million last month in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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April 1, 1992
Westminster Church Homes Foundation Inc. is host for a Celebration of Progress at 2 p.m. Sunday for 79 new apartments at Ridge Residences, 101 Timber Ridge Drive.The new residences will provide apartments for low-income and frail elderly citizens and include kitchen and dining room.The building is being built by Hostetter Construction Corp. of Hanover, Pa. Money for the $4.6 million project have come primarily from Housing and Urban Development and Community Development Administration. Local funds of $100,000 have been contributed, but $200,000 moreis needed to cover expenses not included in the mortgage.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Yet another downtown commercial building is being converted to apartments. The red-brick building at 300 Cathedral St., known as Odd Fellows Hall, is currently being refurbished by a Washington-based developer, Broadwater Capital LLC, the Downtown Partnership said in a statement Monday. The building will contain 59 market-rate apartments and will begin leasing next summer, the partnership said. It is situated between West Pleasant and West Saratoga streets. “There continues to be a significant demand for professionals to move closer to their work and 300 Cathedral's proximity to Baltimore's City Center, Mount Vernon and the Westside provides tenants a Class-A living space that is within walking distance to major businesses, the Inner Harbor, Medical Centers and local restaurants,”  said Ahmad Hajj, a principal with Broadwater Capital, in the partnership's statement . Broadwater purchased the 72,000 square foot building in September for $1.1 million, according to state tax records.
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By Natalie Sherman | August 12, 2014
Philadelphia-based Delancey Street Capital said Tuesday it bought the Sail Cloth Factory apartments near the University of Maryland, Baltimore for $12.9 million last month, the firm's fourth acquisition in the city. Delancey Street President Daniel Kline said he was drawn by the 107-unit building's prime location, as well as lower rents that he said make the property stand out. One bedroom apartments at the Sail Cloth Factory start around $1,110, but rates in nearby buildings that have been more recently renovated often start several hundred dollars higher.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Two Baltimore-area firms are planning to restore the historic Central Savings Bank in downtown, adding more shops and apartments to a once vibrant business district trying to reinvent itself as a hotbed of residential activity. Poverni Sheikh Group and Meisel Capital Partners are planning 26, mostly one-bedroom apartments, as well as 12,000 square feet of retail in the 1 E. Lexington St. property, and two adjacent parcels on Lexington and N. Charles streets. The joint venture, Central Savings Bank Shops & Flats, purchased the properties, which were built around 1900 and are connected in the interiors, as a package last month for $1.2 million, said Poverni Sheikh Group Principal Ibrahim Sheikh.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating the shootings of two men killed Wednesday night in separate incidents a block apart in Northwest Baltimore. Detectives say Austaniel Brown, 22, who last resided in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., was gunned down at a playground near the intersection of Park Heights and West Garrison avenues about 9:30 p.m. Shot in the chest, Brown was transported to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead about an hour later....
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon in Randallstown that left a 17-year-old boy injured. Police said the teen and suspect were fighting inside of an apartment in the 3500 block of Carriage Hill Circle when the suspect shot the teen once in the lower body, and both fled the scene. Police were called to the area at 4:16 p.m. The teen was treated at Northwest Hospital for a non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the teen knew the shooter, but said no suspect information is available.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County fire officials said Wednesday that a hazardous chemical incident that forced about 20 people from their Glen Burnie apartment complex Tuesday night was created by a neighbor who took his own life. Firefighters were called to the Burwood Gardens Apartments on Shelly Road at 4 p.m. Tuesday to check out a report of an odor of gas. Firefighters determined the smell was sulfur, not gas, and forced their way into a first-floor apartment, officials said. There, they found a note on a bathroom door warning that a hazmat suit would be required to enter.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Water restrictions remain in place at the Hanover Square Apartments in Otterbein, where one resident was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in mid-July, according to the city's Health Department. The July 18 case is the only one associated with the 1 West Conway Street tower, where the city is monitoring efforts to test and clear the water, said Health Department spokesman Michael Schwartzberg. He said he did not have more information about the patient's status. Legionnaires' disease, a type of pneumonia, spreads through the inhalation of tiny droplets of contaminated water.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A man and woman who died after they were attacked in a Rosedale apartment early Monday morning have been identified by Baltimore County police. Police say Charles William Mitter, 39, and Tyray Avia Wise, 26, were attacked in their apartment in the 9800 block of Whitney Drive early Monday morning. Detectives believe the suspects targeted the victims but did not provide any information about a motive. A police spokesman could not say how Mitter and Wise knew each other. Mitter was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Two Baltimore-area firms are planning to restore the historic Central Savings Bank in downtown, adding more shops and apartments to a once vibrant business district trying to reinvent itself as a hotbed of residential activity. Poverni Sheikh Group and Meisel Capital Partners are planning 26, mostly one-bedroom apartments, as well as 12,000 square feet of retail in the 1 E. Lexington St. property, and two adjacent parcels on Lexington and N. Charles streets. The joint venture, Central Savings Bank Shops & Flats, purchased the properties, which were built around 1900 and are connected in the interiors, as a package last month for $1.2 million, said Poverni Sheikh Group Principal Ibrahim Sheikh.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Two men were shot outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment where residents said six children were playing on Monday. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 2100 block of Eagle St. in Carrollton Ridge, where they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. Another man, a 23-year-old, was found shot in the leg and hand in the 1900 block of W. Baltimore St. a short time later. Dorthy Umstead, 25, said her two children, her niece and three other children were in her home at the time.
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