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October 4, 2000
Carroll Community College officials will break ground at 2:30 p.m. today on a $13 million project - a fine and performing arts/business training center and a life fitness building. The two buildings will be located on the college's Westminster campus at 1601 Washington Road. Unlike previous expansions, the buildings will not be connected to the Great Hall. The arts portion of the center will include a 425-seat theater, an art gallery, 10 music studios and practice rooms. It will provide the college with an area for theatrical and musical productions and a place to display visual art. The business portion will include public meeting rooms, a conference room and faculty and staff offices.
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Maryland is hoping to have a successful debut in the Big Ten this year. With it, athletic department officials are hoping to enhance the experience of the fans both at Byrd Stadium and the recently renamed Xfinity Center. The athletic department announced Thursday that the giant videoboards at both venues have been upgraded for this season. There will be a new LED display at Byrd Stadium - including one with closed captioning - and side displays on a new Daktronic videoboard at the Xfinity Center.
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | September 27, 1999
Residents of the Lake Falls South neighborhood in North Baltimore voted yesterday against a $6 million project to build homes on a parcel just south of the Baltimore County line.The lack of support for the 18 single-family homes and 12 semidetached residences on 9 acres near Falls Road and Lake Avenue means the project is temporarily, and perhaps permanently, on hold.Because the property is zoned for single-family homes, the project would have required legislation to create a planned unit development.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Work will begin Thursday on a long-planned project to expand a portion of Route 29 in Howard County that is considered a "major commuter bottleneck" near Columbia's town center, officials said. The $32.7 million project will see three miles of northbound Route 29 widened from two to three lanes from just north of Route 32 to just south of Route 175. The work will also remove direct access points from residential streets onto Route 29 in the area, furthering the transition of the road into a controlled-access highway.
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | August 21, 2008
Developers hope to start building a $230 million project next spring near the campus of Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore that would include luxury apartments, shops and, later, offices or a hotel to cater to the expanding health system's growing number of employees, patients and visitors.
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1998
The state Board of Public Works approved yesterday a $4.3 million construction contract to expand the Carroll County Detention Center.The long-awaited $6.1 million project will add 100 beds and alleviate serious overcrowding that has prompted Sheriff John Brown to consider housing inmates outdoors in tents.The expansion is due to be completed in about 12 months.The board gave its approval to a $2.7 million state grant, representing 63 percent of the construction cost. The county's portion, 37 percent, is $1.6 million.
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2005
Annapolis' aging City Dock will get its first major face-lift in 30 years starting in the fall with help from a $500,000 state grant. As part of the $1.5 million project - a federal grant and city money will account for the rest - the city will replace the dock's failing bulkheads and deteriorating boardwalk. The city also plans to add utility lines to serve visiting boats and to fortify the foundation of the dock's park area, built on fill composed largely of oyster shells. The utility lines would be hidden from view to comply with city code.
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
A $71 million project to clean and paint portions of the 4.3-mile eastbound span of the Bay Bridge got under way yesterday as workers began blasting away lead paint from the structure.It will be the first scraping down to bare metal on the original, two-lane span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, built in 1952 at a cost of $45 million.But Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) officials promised yesterday that the project will not significantly interrupt beach traffic or rush hours.
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2003
The city's Board of Estimates approved yesterday the free transfer of an 18-acre site on Frankford Avenue in East Baltimore to developers to allow them to build 170 homes. Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse and Doracon Contracting Inc. plan to build the $25 million project - featuring 67 single-family, market-rate houses with garages, as well as 103 townhouses and semidetached houses - on the site of the former Strathdale Manor apartments. "We want market-rate housing to try to bring people back into the city of Baltimore," said Mayor Martin O'Malley.
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1997
For once, members of the Ciociola family can hear summer's sweet symphony of crickets. Or the ring of the phone. And maybe a little television every now and then.After nearly 20 years of waiting, the Ciociolas and others on their Lutherville street are finally getting relief from the din of Interstate 695 just beyond their back yards, thanks to the new 26-foot sound barriers in their neighborhood."It's made a difference -- for the better," says Shawn Ciociola, 42, who lives at the Meadowvale Road home with her parents.
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Hackerman House, one of the three buildings that make up the Walters Art Museum , will be closed for about two and a half years beginning July 1, a museum official announced Friday. In addition, galleries housing 19 t h century art on the fourth floor of the Centre Street building will be closed to the public between June 23 and Oct. 25, according to museum spokeswoman Mona M. Rock. It's all part of a long-planned, $5.2 million refurbishment of the museum. Most of the work will involve replacing the 23-year-old fire suppression and climate control systems, Rock said.
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
A plan aimed at fixing a large number of failing household septic systems on Kent Island is stirring debate, as Queen Anne's County looks to permit roughly 600 new homes on the low-lying gateway to the Eastern Shore while hooking existing homes up to its sewer system. County officials say the $53 million state-financed sewer project, made possible by legislation passed this year, would resolve a long-standing public health and environmental problem while limiting how much new development can take place in an area virtually surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay. But opponents say the project flies in the face of Maryland's Smart Growth policies and rewards real estate speculators who've been sitting on unbuildable housing lots there for years.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Another $15 million in federal funding has been awarded to the state for ongoing upgrades to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's runways, legislators announced Tuesday. The Airport Improvement Program funding, won by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Aviation Administration, follows an initial $5.7 million the airport has already received and further chips away at the overall $44 million cost of the project, aimed at improving traffic flow of taxiing aircraft.
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and livelihoods. The monument, a central draw to the city's cultural hub, was closed in 2010 after an engineering study conducted by the nonprofit Mount Vernon Place Conservancy deemed it unsafe. The $5 million renovation effort will address structural deficiencies, clean grime off the monument, and include new roofing and electrical system, said Lance Humphries, chair of the conservancy's restoration committee.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
A major construction project on Interstate 95, set to begin Sunday, will impact traffic in Baltimore for the next two years - shifting and narrowing lanes and forcing ramp closures and detours. The $66 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck and roadway joints of 4.4 miles of the elevated highway between Caton Avenue and the Fort McHenry Tunnel south of downtown is expected to last through the middle of 2016, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Friday.
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
State officials agreed Wednesday to spend $4.8 million to complete design plans for a major renovation of the central Enoch Pratt Free Library . The move indicates the state will approve additional funding for a $99 million renovation of the 1930s-era, 275,000-square-foot building starting next year, Pratt CEO Carla D. Hayden said. "You don't need plans if you're not going to build something," Hayden said. "We're taking this as a good sign. It means a lot when you know that they are allowing you to really start with the planning documents.
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2005
A plan to build a town center near the Owings Mills metro station appears to be moving ahead - with the Baltimore County Council set to vote tomorrow on the $220 million project and the state Board of Public Works scheduled to decide this month whether to approve a lawsuit settlement that has delayed construction for two years. The lead developer, David S. Brown Enterprises Inc., has submitted plans to the county to build a main street surrounded by office buildings, stores, apartments or condos, five parking garages, a hotel and a new library and community college branch near the metro station.
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2002
Richard A. Swirnow stares out from the dogeared 1990 news clipping. He wears a hard hat, a dark suit and a look of almost pained determination. A "pit bull," the headline calls him in a nod to his tenacity and toughness. Now 69, the man behind the growing HarborView residential complex off Key Highway in Baltimore has changed. He sports a graying ponytail and a wispy beard. His favored outfit of black shirt and black pants matches his casual manner. "He's becoming like counter-culture," said Irene Van Sant of Baltimore Development Corp.
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
The city's spending panel on Wednesday is slated to approve $9.7 million more to overhaul the city's huge water-meter system - on top of $83.5 million approved last year for the project. The Board of Estimates is expected to authorize a contract with EMA Inc. to "ensure that the program moves forward efficiently and expeditiously," according to city documents. Among other tasks, EMA will be expected to provide oversight for the project, including budgeting and "quality assurance," officials said.
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
The state Board of Public Works approved Wednesday a $126 million grant to Baltimore toward upgrading the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant — part of a $686 million state and local project to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. The upgrade in technology at the city-owned plant in Baltimore County, which serves an estimated 1.3 million people in the region, is expected to reduce nitrogen pollution from the plant...
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