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By Edward Gunts | February 22, 1991
Developers of a giant "medical mart" proposed for downtown Baltimore have hired one of the country's best known architects, Michael Graves of Princeton, N.J., as part of an effort to assess whether to build their project in the Camden Yards area rather than near Federal Hill, as originally planned.Richard Swirnow, a member of the medical-mart development team, said this week that his group has asked Mr. Graves to suggest ways to develop a 6-acre strip of land just east of the 1,016-foot-long B&O warehouse, which is being renovated as part of the Camden Yards stadium complex.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | October 25, 1993
They're best known for fashion marts in Singapore, medical centers in Malaysia and residences in London. But officials of Singapore-based Parkway Holdings Limited see a bright horizon half a world away in Baltimore.As general partner and half-owner of two major projects -- a $600 million Inner Harbor community and a proposed $600 million medical trade mart near Camden Yards -- Parkway intends to play a major role in shaping the city's downtown."There's a lot of wealth . . . in this area," said Parkway Finance Director Tan Kai Seng.
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By Edward Gunts | January 22, 1992
Developer Richard Swirnow cleared another key hurdle this week with his plan to build a medical trade mart downtown, when no other development team challenged his bid for control of two city parcels.City officials had set Monday at 4:30 p.m. as the deadline for competing developers to submit proposals for developing the city block bounded by Camden, Pratt, Eutaw and Howard streets and a portion of the land and air rights where a state group is planning a $150-million expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 28, 1993
The development team planning a $600 million medical trade mart and conference center in downtown Baltimore may need twice as much land as it originally sought for the project, its chief local representative indicated yesterday.Baltimore businessman Richard Swirnow told a meeting of the Downtown Partnership that his team, Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd., would like the rights to develop the city-owned blocks bounded by Paca, Pratt, Howard and Camden streets -- land that was partially earmarked for an office building that never materialized.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Evening Sun Staff | October 29, 1991
A sprawling, $200 million "medical mart" intended to attract international clients and generate millions for the local economy has been approved by the Maryland Stadium Authority as a possible neighbor for the new baseball stadium in Camden Yards.The authority voted yesterday to begin an exclusive nine-month negotiation session with the Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd. of Baltimore and Singapore over the proposed project.The medical mart would be in historic Camden Station, on property east of the B&O warehouse and in the southern portion of the warehouse.
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By Edward Gunts | January 22, 1992
Developer Richard Swirnow cleared another key hurdle this week with his plan to build a medical trade mart downtown, when no other development team challenged his bid for control of two city parcels.City officials had set Monday at 4:30 p.m. as the deadline for competing developers to submit proposals for developing the city block bounded by Camden, Pratt, Eutaw and Howard streets and a portion of the land and air rights where a state group is planning a $150 million expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 14, 1992
State officials have agreed to give a development group headed by Richard Swirnow more time to firm up plans for a $600 million medical trade mart and conference center in downtown Baltimore.Bruce H. Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium ++ Authority, said yesterday that he had met with representatives of the state's Department of Transportation this week to discuss the project, and the group's consensus was to grant an extension.The previous deadline, Aug. 2, was set by state officials last fall when they selected the Swirnow group over several other bidders to develop property east and north of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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By Edward Gunts | September 18, 1991
Developer Richard Swirnow's chances of being selected to build a $600 million medical trade mart and conference center next to the Camden Yards stadium improved yesterday after a competing developer offered to back off from his plan to build on the site.C. William Struever, partner in a group that had pro- posed to build a $60 million to $75 million, 750,000-square-foot office complex on the site where Mr. Swirnow's group wants to build the major portion of its medical mart, told a committee of the Maryland Stadium Authority that his group has agreed to "pull back" on its proposal so Mr. Swirnow's group can develop the property.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
Developers of the proposed $600 million International Life Sciences Center plan to ask the city and state governments for extra time to complete planning and line up financing for the 2.5 million-square-foot medically oriented trade mart and conference center that they want to build next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Tom Marudas, vice president of the Swirnow Group, a partner in the development team, said the group would officially request this week that its nine-month negotiating period be extended so it could have more time to complete its plans.
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By Edward Gunts | November 17, 1991
Just about every major industry is served by a trade mart -- from furniture and apparel to computers and gifts.But the developers of the $600 million medical mart planned for Baltimore say there is nothing like the 2.5 million-square-foot complex they are planning for the medical and health-care industry -- and that is why they believe it will be a success.According to developers Richard Swirnow and Tom Marudas of the Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd., the medical industry has three kinds of meetings, generally held in convention and conference centers and exhibit halls around the country.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | May 15, 1993
State officials planning a $150 million addition to Baltimore's Convention Center have given up on the idea of building a 1,000-room hotel above it.Bruce Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said at a meeting of Baltimore's Architectural Review Board yesterday that building a hotel in the air rights above the addition has been deemed unworkable and that the developers are now considering other locations nearby."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | August 14, 1992
State officials have agreed to give a development group headed by Richard Swirnow more time to firm up plans for a $600 million medical trade mart and conference center in downtown Baltimore.Bruce H. Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium ++ Authority, said yesterday that he had met with representatives of the state's Department of Transportation this week to discuss the project, and the group's consensus was to grant an extension.The previous deadline, Aug. 2, was set by state officials last fall when they selected the Swirnow group over several other bidders to develop property east and north of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
Developers of the proposed $600 million International Life Sciences Center plan to ask the city and state governments for extra time to complete planning and line up financing for the 2.5 million-square-foot medically oriented trade mart and conference center that they want to build next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Tom Marudas, vice president of the Swirnow Group, a partner in the development team, said the group would officially request this week that its nine-month negotiating period be extended so it could have more time to complete its plans.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
Developers of the proposed $600 million International Life Sciences Center plan to ask the city and state governments for extra time to complete planning and line up financing for the 2.5 million-square-foot medically oriented trade mart and conference center that they want to build next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Tom Marudas, vice president of the Swirnow Group, a partner in the development team, said the group would officially request this week that its nine-month negotiating period be extended so it could have more time to complete its plans.
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By Edward Gunts | January 22, 1992
Developer Richard Swirnow cleared another key hurdle this week with his plan to build a medical trade mart downtown, when no other development team challenged his bid for control of two city parcels.City officials had set Monday at 4:30 p.m. as the deadline for competing developers to submit proposals for developing the city block bounded by Camden, Pratt, Eutaw and Howard streets and a portion of the land and air rights where a state group is planning a $150 million expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Edward Gunts | January 22, 1992
Developer Richard Swirnow cleared another key hurdle this week with his plan to build a medical trade mart downtown, when no other development team challenged his bid for control of two city parcels.City officials had set Monday at 4:30 p.m. as the deadline for competing developers to submit proposals for developing the city block bounded by Camden, Pratt, Eutaw and Howard streets and a portion of the land and air rights where a state group is planning a $150-million expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 28, 1993
The development team planning a $600 million medical trade mart and conference center in downtown Baltimore may need twice as much land as it originally sought for the project, its chief local representative indicated yesterday.Baltimore businessman Richard Swirnow told a meeting of the Downtown Partnership that his team, Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd., would like the rights to develop the city-owned blocks bounded by Paca, Pratt, Howard and Camden streets -- land that was partially earmarked for an office building that never materialized.
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By Edward Gunts | January 16, 1991
The group that has been exploring plans to build a giant "medical mart" on Key Highway has also approached the Maryland Stadium Authority about obtaining control of a valuable parcel of state-owned land just east of the B&O warehouse in Camden Yards.Bruce Hoffman, executive director of the Stadium Authority, identified the group last week as one of two that have expressed interest in recycling the Camden Station and developing 2 acres east of the 1,000-foot-long B&O warehouse, which will serve as a backdrop for the new baseball stadium.
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By Edward Gunts | December 7, 1991
One month after state officials named a group headed by Richard Swirnow to be the lead developer for a 6 1/2 -acre parcel in Camden Yards, city officials are about to decide whether to give the group rights to develop two key city-owned parcels as well.The Baltimore Development Corp., the agency in charge of downtown development, has set Jan. 20 as the deadline for developers to submit proposals for the parcels, which are just north of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd., a joint venture of the Swirnow Corp.
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By Edward Gunts | November 17, 1991
Just about every major industry is served by a trade mart -- from furniture and apparel to computers and gifts.But the developers of the $600 million medical mart planned for Baltimore say there is nothing like the 2.5 million-square-foot complex they are planning for the medical and health-care industry -- and that is why they believe it will be a success.According to developers Richard Swirnow and Tom Marudas of the Parkway/Swirnow Group Ltd., the medical industry has three kinds of meetings, generally held in convention and conference centers and exhibit halls around the country.
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