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By Natalie Sherman | May 21, 2014
The owner of The Baltimore Sun wants to find partners to develop about 37 acres of unused land next to the newspaper's printing plant in Port Covington. The plans are part of a broader push by Tribune Company to make more money from its real estate. Earlier this month, Tribune announced plans to sell the former Columbia Flier building to Howard County for $2.8 million. It also is working to sell property in Bel Air and in Greenwood Village, Colorado, according to financial statements.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., a recently retired Baltimore Sun employee who had worked previously at Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Sept. 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. He was 66. Thomas Leonard Kitchner Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park. He graduated in 1966 from Merganthaler Technical-Vocational High School and enlisted in the Army in 1968. He served with an infantry unit and saw combat in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1968 and later earned an associate's degree from what is now the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
A large chunk of waterfront property in Port Covington is set to go on the auction block in June after its previous owner, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, defaulted on a multimillion-dollar mortgage. The now-defunct developer owed BB&T Bank more than $10.7 million for the roughly 10-acre parcel in South Baltimore off East Cromwell Street. A trustee-ordered sale is scheduled June 14. The foreclosure sale brings new hope to an area filled with weedy lots — an area where developers have struggled for decades to get a foothold.
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September 22, 2014
Born and raised here, a true "Son of Baltimore," I have witnessed the evolution and controversy of the "O!" sung during "The Star-Spangled Banner" since its origins in the cheap seats of Memorial Stadium some 30-plus years ago ( "Stop desecrating the anthem," Sept. 18). To those who accuse us of disrespect and desecration, I have the following to say. My family, like many, came to the docks of Locust Point poor and hopeful and never left - the immigrant working-class backbone of a young country.
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By JACQUES KELLY | August 20, 2005
THE OTHER morning I was on a No. 64 bus heading toward Brooklyn. This is not a line I normally take, and I found myself attracted by its loop through Port Covington, a part of the city that sits about a mile or more below Federal Hill. Intrepid shoppers know it as the location of the city's Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. Not far is The Sun's big white printing plant. As a I child, I knew the Port Covington property as a sprawling Western Maryland Railway port terminal, but that's history. I've also heard the stories and seen the pictures of old rowing clubs that once dotted the shoreline on this section of the Patapsco River.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1990
Construction is beginning on a $5.5 million extension and upgrade of Cromwell Boulevard that will provide access to the $600 million Port Covington development.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was to be joined today at a groundbreaking ceremony by representatives of CSX Realty Corp., which is a unit of CSX Corp., The Baltimore Sun Co., which is owned by Times Mirror Co., and Locke Insulators Inc.CSX is the developer of the 68-acre mixed-use project south of Interstate 95 and east of Hanover Street in South Baltimore.
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By Edward Gunts | September 14, 1990
Construction of the Port Covington Business Park entered a new phase yesterday when workers began a $5.5 million reconstruction of Cromwell Street, the gateway and main artery of the $500 million waterfront development in South Baltimore.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new road with representatives of CSX Realty Inc., the lead developer, and Locke Insulators and The Baltimore Sun Co., the first two users in the 135-acre business park.CSX Realty used the occasion to unveil its latest rendering for the park, showing where it envisions construction of close to 2 million square feet of Class A office space, a 450-room hotel and conference center, shops, restaurants, health club and 800-slip marina over the next 10 years.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1997
Baltimore will ask the state to renew or add "enterprise zone" status, which gives tax breaks to growing businesses, in parts of the city's southwestern section.The expanded zone would include Port Covington, Westport and parts of Cherry Hill, all older, economically challenged tracts on the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Port Covington has been an enterprise zone for almost a decade.It's time to renew it, and "we said this could be extended and give a boost to Westport and Cherry Hill," said M. Jay Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2008
Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse hopes to transform 17 acres in South Baltimore's Port Covington into a community that could include homes, shops and offices, along with a promenade and even a trolley. Struever Bros., working with the owner of the adjacent Tidewater Yacht Service Center, envisions a 2 million-square-foot development with 2,010 housing units, some of which could be built on reconstructed piers. Early concept plans, presented yesterday to the city's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, shows three residential towers, one as tall as 38 stories, as well as smaller housing units that wrap around parking garages.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2000
Developers of a retail project that would be Baltimore's first "big box" shopping center showed early plans yesterday to the city's Design Advisory Panel. Starwood Ceruzzi is proposing a 400,000-square-foot waterfront center anchored by two warehouse-style superstores -- a home improvement center and a warehouse club -- on 45 acres on Cromwell Street in Port Covington. Plans call for a strip the length of several city blocks of high-volume "category-killer" retailers and food and service shops.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The city's Board of Estimates is to vote Wednesday on a plan for a hotel on the historic Recreation Pier in Fells Point, calling for the city to alter an ordinance to allow the Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank-backed hotel to proceed without a public promenade around the property. Instead of the promenade, Sagamore Development Co., controlled by Plank and Chevy Chase developer Marc Weller, would be required to make improvements to Thames Street, from Ann Street to South Broadway and in front of the pier, according to the agenda for Wednesday's Board of Estimates meeting.
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By Natalie Sherman | May 21, 2014
The owner of The Baltimore Sun wants to find partners to develop about 37 acres of unused land next to the newspaper's printing plant in Port Covington. The plans are part of a broader push by Tribune Company to make more money from its real estate. Earlier this month, Tribune announced plans to sell the former Columbia Flier building to Howard County for $2.8 million. It also is working to sell property in Bel Air and in Greenwood Village, Colorado, according to financial statements.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
After the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, the city needs to figure out how to spend an estimated windfall of at least $15 million a year meant for the neighborhoods around the casino. Officials and community members said they want to find "big, game-changing ideas" that can make the money an engine for economic development in the communities affected by the new gambling facility. "I hope that we are extremely creative and visionary in how we approach these questions and we don't limit ourselves to traditional expenditures," said State Senator Bill Ferguson, who chairs the local development council that will advise the administration on the spending.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
A 59-acre waterfront parcel in Port Covington that has long been eyed for development was bought for $35 million, the property's longtime owner announced Tuesday. Bethesda-based Finmarc Management Inc. bought the property in 2005 with plans for an expanded shopping center that never materialized. Since 2002, the site has hosted a Walmart and former Sam's Club, which closed in 2008. Finmarc identified the buyer as 2701 Port Covington Drive LLC, an entity created this month and represented by law firm Ballard Spahr LLP, according to state records.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Baltimore police identified two men who had been on a docked research ship before their bodies were found in the Patapsco River early Sunday. Edwin Rivera, 35, and Henry A. Vega, 29, died after authorities said the pair went swimming early Sunday. The men and a 24-year-old woman landed in the water after being aboard the Cape Washington, a research ship docked in South Baltimore, sometime before 6 a.m. Sunday. Rescuers found the woman clinging to a pier near the ship. She was treated at a hospital and released.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Police have yet to identify the bodies of two men who were pulled from the Patapsco River along with a woman who was hospitalized Sunday morning after they landed in the water after being aboard the Cape Washington, a research ship docked in South Baltimore. Baltimore police said Monday that they are awaiting fingerprint analysis from the Medical Examiner's Office to identify the two fatal victims. Homicide detectives continue to investigate how the trio ended up in the water. Police spokesman Det. Brandon Echeverria said the woman has been cooperative with investigators.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., a recently retired Baltimore Sun employee who had worked previously at Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Sept. 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. He was 66. Thomas Leonard Kitchner Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park. He graduated in 1966 from Merganthaler Technical-Vocational High School and enlisted in the Army in 1968. He served with an infantry unit and saw combat in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1968 and later earned an associate's degree from what is now the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
NEWS
September 1, 2013
Much of the landmark Inner Harbor developments are in the neighborhood of three decades old (Harborplace turned 30 officially in 2010), which lands them somewhere short of historic. Unfortunately, the project's genesis is fading even as many of the pioneers behind it, from James Rouse to William Donald Schaefer, have exited the stage, too. How many remember what the Inner Harbor looked like before there were shops, an aquarium and other tourism attractions? A half-century ago it was rotting warehouses and piers.
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By Luke Broadwater and Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
The promoter of last year's Starscape Festival says a new event he's marketing that targets a similar audience won't have the safety problems associated with last year's June concert. Promoter Evan Weinstein says he wants to disassociate the new Moonrise Festival from the issues of Starscape last year. City officials said Starscape, the long-running electronic dance event at Fort Armistead Park, could not return because of issues at last year's concert, including overcrowding and drug overdoses.
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