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November 14, 2013
While most might agree that the Inner Harbor is need of a facelift, the proposed pedestrian bridge is not a smart idea ("City to unveil Inner Harbor master plan," Nov. 13). Much has been said in The Sun about the importance of capitalizing on Baltimore's maritime heritage. It is unique, vibrant, colorful and draws large crowds as we witnessed with last year's "Sailabration," an event that is to be repeated on an even grander scale next year as we celebrate the bicentennial of Ft. McHenry's valiant defense of our city.
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NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 15, 2014
First, let me acknowledge the following: The Baltimore harbor is still too polluted, too many Baltimoreans still throw too much trash in the street; we need better results from the city's public schools and more involved parents of school-age kids; we need to lower property taxes; we need to better support city businesses; we need to foster healthy morale and principled duty among teachers, firefighters and police officers, and they need to be adequately...
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NEWS
October 6, 2013
Officials at the Baltimore City Department of Transportation say a portion of Pratt Street will close nightly this week for the demolition of a pedestrian bridge. Beginning on Monday evening, Pratt will be closed to through traffic between Howard and Charles streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Oct. 10, weather permitting. Officials said detour signs will be posted, and will guide drivers onto Baltimore Street as an alternate route. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
NEWS
November 14, 2013
While most might agree that the Inner Harbor is need of a facelift, the proposed pedestrian bridge is not a smart idea ("City to unveil Inner Harbor master plan," Nov. 13). Much has been said in The Sun about the importance of capitalizing on Baltimore's maritime heritage. It is unique, vibrant, colorful and draws large crowds as we witnessed with last year's "Sailabration," an event that is to be repeated on an even grander scale next year as we celebrate the bicentennial of Ft. McHenry's valiant defense of our city.
NEWS
July 7, 1995
A pipe bomb exploded on a pedestrian bridge at the John H. Downs Park and caused minor damage earlier this week, county police said.William Offutt, a ranger at the park in the 8300 block of Johns Downs Loop, arrived at work about 8:35 a.m. Wednesday. Park maintenance workers showed him the damaged bridge, which runs over Pinehurst Drive, police said. Mr. Offutt checked the bridge and found a 6-foot wooden plank destroyed and several pieces of pipe on the 10-foot wide bridge, police said.Mr.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
A portion of Light Street near the Inner Harbor will close Friday night through the weekend as crews remove a pedestrian bridge over the street, the first of intermittent closures through the spring, officials said. The road will be closed between Conway and Pratt streets from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Construction crews are replacing a bridge that connects Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel's parking garage. The bridge will be rebuilt in the spring, requiring additional overnight and weekend closures during the construction process, said Scott Weaver, chief of bridge engineering for the city transportation department.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
Under Armour received city Planning Commission approval Thursday to pursue waterfront improvement projects near its Locust Point headquarters with the help of tax-increment financing. The commission voted to expand the district in Locust Point, where the city currently has authority to sell tax-increment financing bonds to pay for public improvements. The district would be expanded to include an Under Armour facility that the company renovated for an estimated $14.2 million in 2009.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | August 15, 2014
First, let me acknowledge the following: The Baltimore harbor is still too polluted, too many Baltimoreans still throw too much trash in the street; we need better results from the city's public schools and more involved parents of school-age kids; we need to lower property taxes; we need to better support city businesses; we need to foster healthy morale and principled duty among teachers, firefighters and police officers, and they need to be adequately...
NEWS
March 2, 2002
East Lombard Street near the Inner Harbor will be closed from President Street to Market Place from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow for construction of a pedestrian bridge. The bridge will link the Harbor Park garage to an office building at 750 E. Pratt St. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as Fayette Street and Guilford Avenue.
NEWS
By RAFAEL ALVAREZ and RAFAEL ALVAREZ,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1999
An unused, concrete pedestrian bridge was hit by a tractor-trailer and collapsed on the Baltimore Beltway in Arbutus at the height of yesterday's evening rush hour, killing one driver and injuring three other people traveling the crowded highway.Police said the accident on the inner loop occurred when a huge Caterpillar backhoe on the back of a flatbed truck struck the underside of the Maiden Choice footbridge, which spans Interstate 695 at Shelbourne Road.The backhoe's boom hit the bridge and appeared to lift it up before it came crashing down, a witness said.
NEWS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
City leaders will unveil an ambitious long-term plan for the Inner Harbor Wednesday designed to restore pizazz to a vital area that's beginning to show its age. The "Inner Harbor 2.0" plan calls for constructing a pedestrian bridge to connect Harbor East with Federal Hill, turning Rash Field into a grassy park and squaring Light Street to link McKeldin Plaza to the harbor amphitheater. Other elements include a kayak launch, bike share program and urban beach, featuring a floating swimming pool.
NEWS
October 6, 2013
Officials at the Baltimore City Department of Transportation say a portion of Pratt Street will close nightly this week for the demolition of a pedestrian bridge. Beginning on Monday evening, Pratt will be closed to through traffic between Howard and Charles streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Oct. 10, weather permitting. Officials said detour signs will be posted, and will guide drivers onto Baltimore Street as an alternate route. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
A portion of Light Street near the Inner Harbor will close Friday night through the weekend as crews remove a pedestrian bridge over the street, the first of intermittent closures through the spring, officials said. The road will be closed between Conway and Pratt streets from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Construction crews are replacing a bridge that connects Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel's parking garage. The bridge will be rebuilt in the spring, requiring additional overnight and weekend closures during the construction process, said Scott Weaver, chief of bridge engineering for the city transportation department.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Johns Hopkins University students are brainy about many things. University officials are the first to admit that walking isn't one of them. In the wake of a program last spring that included giving students "I Practice Safe X-ing" T-shirts, Hopkins is stepping up its efforts to make sure students are walking safely with what it's calling its “Road Scholar” campaign. Baltimore will notice it, too, as thousands of canary-colored shoes start appearing today near the intersection of St. Paul and 33rd streets.
NEWS
By TIM EBNER and Capital News Service | April 13, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - Proposed construction on the Purple Line will not begin for at least another three years, but some local school leaders are concerned as state and county planners work to finalize a route. Under the current plan, the 16-mile light rail line will impact four middle and elementary schools in Prince George's and Montgomery County. While the Purple Line is welcome news to many drivers who commute along the heavily congested east-west corridor daily, parents and principals worry about student safety and school property space.
EXPLORE
March 21, 2012
It had been a lot of years since I regularly made use of the Aberdeen train station when a friend of my daughter's was scheduled to visit and had taken the train from New England. Back when I made use of the train a few times a year, the MARC commuter rail system was in the planning phases, then in its infancy. One of the old train station buildings, as I recall, had been converted for use by a dry cleaner. The station itself was a mess, with two revolting features: the so-called Concrete Monster pedestrian bridge that linked the two sides of the track and the tunnel under the track that also linked the two sides, but which wasn't, and still isn't, handicapped compliant.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
In the October 7th edition of the Baltimore Sun, it was reported that Under Armour had "received City Planning Commission approval Thursday to pursue waterfront improvement projects near its Locust Point headquarters with the help of tax increment financing. " It further states that these projects "include a community pier ... bulkhead improvements ... a 'greenway'" and "a pedestrian bridge. " What the article did not report was the parts of these projects that will have a significant impact on Locust Point's ever increasing traffic and parking problems, and it glazed over the fact the city's taxpayers are again going out on a limb to sell bonds to finance this for wealthy developers.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1994
Howard County police are increasing patrols and urging residents to avoid isolated pathways at night and to travel in pairs when they use Columbia's neighborhood paths, after two assaults on a popular Columbia pedestrian bridge in the past week."
NEWS
October 10, 2011
In the October 7th edition of the Baltimore Sun, it was reported that Under Armour had "received City Planning Commission approval Thursday to pursue waterfront improvement projects near its Locust Point headquarters with the help of tax increment financing. " It further states that these projects "include a community pier ... bulkhead improvements ... a 'greenway'" and "a pedestrian bridge. " What the article did not report was the parts of these projects that will have a significant impact on Locust Point's ever increasing traffic and parking problems, and it glazed over the fact the city's taxpayers are again going out on a limb to sell bonds to finance this for wealthy developers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
Under Armour received city Planning Commission approval Thursday to pursue waterfront improvement projects near its Locust Point headquarters with the help of tax-increment financing. The commission voted to expand the district in Locust Point, where the city currently has authority to sell tax-increment financing bonds to pay for public improvements. The district would be expanded to include an Under Armour facility that the company renovated for an estimated $14.2 million in 2009.
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