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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
One of the builders working with Forest City East Baltimore Partnership, the master planner for East Baltimore Development Inc., is holding an open house Sunday so that potential homebuyers can get a feel for residences that they expect to construct in the footprint of the 88-acre urban renewal project near Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Verde Group, a Baltimore-based green builder, plans to sell 25 new homes along East Chase and Mcdonogh streets. The event will offer the opportunity to tour two homes that Verde has already constructed on East Chase Street, said CEO Martin Richardson.
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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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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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June 16, 2014
The nonprofit public-private partnership East Baltimore Development Inc. presented to city officials Thursday plans for a new 170,00 square-foot, six-story lab building for approximately $60 million on the corner of Ashland and Rutland avenues, part of the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins. Pending approval, construction on the building is set to begin in late 2014, which includes a possible retail tenant on the ground floor. Lease negotiations are expected to wrap up within a month, EBDI said, but declined to name the tenant.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2009
The Goldseker Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit that is revitalizing the neighborhood north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. EBDI is overseeing redevelopment of 88 acres as a $1.8 billion community with housing, shops, offices, and life science facilities. The money will used to design a permanent school for grades K to 8 and an East Baltimore stop on the MARC train line within EBDI's boundaries. - Edward Gunts
BUSINESS
June 16, 2014
The nonprofit public-private partnership East Baltimore Development Inc. presented to city officials Thursday plans for a new 170,00 square-foot, six-story lab building for approximately $60 million on the corner of Ashland and Rutland avenues, part of the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins. Pending approval, construction on the building is set to begin in late 2014, which includes a possible retail tenant on the ground floor. Lease negotiations are expected to wrap up within a month, EBDI said, but declined to name the tenant.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2009
Christopher Shea, who has served as the interim president and chief executive of East Baltimore Development Inc. since April, has been named its president and CEO. EBDI's board of directors announced Friday that Shea, 54, who came to EBDI in 2007 after serving as deputy housing commissioner for development for Baltimore, was its unanimous choice to head the seven-year-old organization after a seven-month search. He replaces John T. Shannon Jr., who left in April. EBDI is overseeing redevelopment of 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as a $1.8 billion community with housing, shops, offices, life science facilities, a school and a rail station.
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By Donald Gresham and Leon Purnell | November 30, 2010
Many articles published about East Baltimore Development Inc. leave out important information that questions the success of the project, and this was true of a recent op-ed by Chris Shea and Doug Nelson. As members of groups representing community residents, leaders and concerned citizens of East Baltimore, we fear that such exclusions contribute to spreading certain myths about EBDI, which compound the misinformation and miscommunication that have long marked this project. Myth No. 1: This is a biotech project . EBDI began as a public-private partnership to develop a "mixed-income" community anchored by a biotechnology park that was to provide jobs for East Baltimore residents.
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By Pless Jones Sr | June 7, 2012
Recently, a group of elected officials who represent Baltimore's east side held a press conference calling for more inclusion of minority-owned firms and more jobs for their constituents through the $300 million in ongoing construction projects generated byEast Baltimore Development Inc.(EBDI). Surprisingly, they proposed to achieve their objective of increasing construction employment and inclusion by acting to "shut down" several construction projects. As president of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association and the owner of P&J Contracting in Baltimore, I share their desire to increase economic inclusion.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2011
About 200 people shouted "Jobs! Jobs!" as they marched Tuesday through the streets of East Baltimore. Their voices grew louder and their numbers grew along the 10-block route to the headquarters of a nonprofit overseeing the $1.8 billion redevelopment of the area north of Johns Hopkins Hospital. They were orderly but vocal enough to bring people to their porch fronts. "If we don't work, nobody works!" became the rallying cry. 'We are out here fighting for construction jobs," said Richie Armstrong, an organizer with Community Services United, a coalition of local churches.
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By Natalie Sherman | December 17, 2013
A 15-story hotel in the East Baltimore development just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus is expected to receive $1.35 million in state money for pre-development work. The Board of Estimates will meet Wednesday about the grant, which includes $1.1 million for architecture. The total cost for design and predevelopment work for the 1800 East Madison St. building is estimated to be $4.51 million. Edward Scott of UrbanAmerica Advisors, which is working on the Gateway Hotel project, did not respond to requests for comment.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. East Baltimore Development Inc. is transitioning from an all-encompassing entity that performed functions as diverse as street cleaning and after-school programs as well as land acquisition and demolition, to one largely focused on attracting developers to build new housing.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Hundreds of residents have been relocated and dozens of homes cleared from Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood in recent years. Now the area just north of Johns Hopkins Hospital may be losing something more: its name. As an ambitious redevelopment project with biotech research labs, corporate offices and homes reshapes the neighborhood, the area is being marketed around the yet-to-be-built Eager Park - a strategy that upsets some longtime residents. "They want it to sound like there's no history here until they got here," said Donald Gresham, a leader of the now-defunct Save Middle East Action Committee, created more than a decade ago to oppose the displacement of residents.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
One of the builders working with Forest City East Baltimore Partnership, the master planner for East Baltimore Development Inc., is holding an open house Sunday so that potential homebuyers can get a feel for residences that they expect to construct in the footprint of the 88-acre urban renewal project near Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Verde Group, a Baltimore-based green builder, plans to sell 25 new homes along East Chase and Mcdonogh streets. The event will offer the opportunity to tour two homes that Verde has already constructed on East Chase Street, said CEO Martin Richardson.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
Over the objections of some activists, the city's spending panel on Wednesday approved a new $241,000 five-year deal with East Baltimore Development Inc. Under the contract, the city will pay EBDI about $48,00 a year to landscape medians along Broadway. Members of the East Baltimore Leadership Team — a coalition of activists, churches and unions — testified against the deal Wednesday before the city's Board of Estimates, arguing that no contracts or deals should go to EBDI until it begins hiring more East Baltimore residents.
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By Pless Jones Sr | June 7, 2012
Recently, a group of elected officials who represent Baltimore's east side held a press conference calling for more inclusion of minority-owned firms and more jobs for their constituents through the $300 million in ongoing construction projects generated byEast Baltimore Development Inc.(EBDI). Surprisingly, they proposed to achieve their objective of increasing construction employment and inclusion by acting to "shut down" several construction projects. As president of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association and the owner of P&J Contracting in Baltimore, I share their desire to increase economic inclusion.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
Elected officials from East Baltimore want to block the $1.8 billion urban renewal project in Middle East until more neighborhood residents and minority contractors are hired and displaced residents can benefit from the revitalization. Members of the Eastside Leadership Team criticized the 88-acre project for what they said was slow progress and a poor record of minority hiring during a news conference Wednesday outside the offices of East Baltimore Development Inc, the nonprofit leading the large-scale redevelopment just north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Three of four protesters arrested during a jobs march this spring at the site of a $1.8 billion East Baltimore urban renewal project appeared in Baltimore District Court Wednesday as demonstrators outside demanded charges be dropped against the "East Baltimore 4. " A June 26 jury trial in Baltimore Circuit Court was set for Thomas Threatt, a self-employed laborer who was charged with resisting arrest during the March protest at the 88-acre redevelopment...
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Three of four protesters arrested during a jobs march this spring at the site of a $1.8 billion East Baltimore urban renewal project appeared in Baltimore District Court Wednesday as demonstrators outside demanded charges be dropped against the "East Baltimore 4. " A June 26 jury trial in Baltimore Circuit Court was set for Thomas Threatt, a self-employed laborer who was charged with resisting arrest during the March protest at the 88-acre redevelopment...
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
Elected officials from East Baltimore want to block the $1.8 billion urban renewal project in Middle East until more neighborhood residents and minority contractors are hired and displaced residents can benefit from the revitalization. Members of the Eastside Leadership Team criticized the 88-acre project for what they said was slow progress and a poor record of minority hiring during a news conference Wednesday outside the offices of East Baltimore Development Inc, the nonprofit leading the large-scale redevelopment just north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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