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By Arthur Hirsch | January 14, 2010
Verizon Wireless has been given permission to put up a new cell phone tower up to 87 feet tall in rural northern Baltimore County, but only if it is disguised as a silo, not a pine tree as originally proposed. A lawyer for a group opposing the tower said he expects to appeal the ruling. In a 16-page decision released Wednesday, County Zoning Commissioner William J. Wiseman III wrote that he was not persuaded by opponents' arguments that the proposed pine tree tower would hurt property values or scenic views in the Sparks-Glencoe area, but this was one of those occasions when he "must choose an alternative that seems, not right, but simply less wrong."
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical - he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone. "I've always been a fan of historic reuse," said the 27-year old technical consultant for the federal government. "From the historical artifacts of the 1920s structure to all of the modern conveniences and amenities, I feel that it provides the best of all worlds - old and new. " There was, indeed, a former life for Silo Point as a grain terminal for the B&O Railroad - once considered the fastest grain elevator in the world.
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By Rose Bennett Gilbert and Rose Bennett Gilbert,Copley News Service | June 9, 1991
Q: You may laugh, but we've bought a farm with an old barn BTC and silo. The barn will be our family-party-great room, with exposed beams and a huge stone fireplace, but we're not sure what to do with the silo. It's stone on the outside, but the walls will need fixing inside. There are no windows and the "ceiling" is about 40 feet high! Since we've never seen a room in a silo before, maybe you can suggest something.A: Yours is not a problem (or challenge) that comes along every day, of course, but I have seen several silos that have been turned into charm in the round.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
This year, the designers of the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House had an unusual problem: getting visitors to take their eyes off the views outside the $3.5 million penthouse on the 23rd floor of Silo Point long enough to look at the rooms inside. Their solutions included adding pops of bright orange, teal and green, and turning old industrial and nautical items into innovative design elements in 20 designed spaces. "The view will always trump, no matter what," says Laura Kimball, a show house veteran who returns this year leading a group of design students from the Community College of Baltimore County.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
Firefighting equipment was sent back for the fourth time to one stubborn silo fire and for the second time to another silo fire when they reignited over the weekend.Engines from New Windsor, Union Bridge and Westminster responded to the fire at the Rauland Roop farm in the 4200 block of Sams Creek Road on Sunday afternoon.Smoke was seen rising from the top of the 80-foot silo at 2:54 p.m. Firefighters remained at the scene for 4 1/2 hours.A spokesman said the blaze was easy to find because it had burned through the wooden door at the ninth level, but was difficult to extinguish.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | October 30, 1994
A 68-year-old dairy farmer, who has farmed land on Sams Creed Road near New Windsor and the Frederick County line for more than 46 years, has suffered his first -- and he hopes his last -- silo fire, he said during a long cleanup project Friday.Rauland Roop of the 4200 block of Sams Creek Road said the fire was discovered in the 80-foot silo at 4:42 p.m. Oct. 11. Firefighters from New Windsor, Union Bridge, Winfield, Harney and Westminster pinpointed the blaze at the ninth-door level of the 21-door silo.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | October 13, 1994
After pouring hundreds of gallons of water and spending more than eight hours at a silo fire in the 4200 block of Sams Creek Road, firefighters hope they finally have extinguished the blaze.The fire was discovered about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, and firefighters battled it for nearly 2 1/2 hours.Units were called again to the 80-foot tall silo at 8:15 a.m. yesterday when smoke was observed by a neighbor.Firefighters remained at the site for slightly more than six hours on the second trip.Units from New Windsor, Union Bridge, Westminster, Winfield and Harney were dispatched to the fire on a farm southwest of New Windsor near the Frederick County line.
BUSINESS
By From Sun staff reports | March 15, 2009
The National Association of Home Builders recently named Silo Point, the grain elevator in Locust Point being renovated into condos, a community of the year among its Nationals awards, recognizing work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design. Silo Point's awards include gold-level honors for best urban sales center, best brochure for a community over $1 million and attached community of the year; and silver for graphic continuity, advertising campaign and Web site for an urban community.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2008
Would you believe this is the mother of a 3-month-old? And we thought Kerry Simpson was simply one of the most chic attendees at Silo Point's grand opening party. Family is first for this 33-year-old Columbia stay-at-home mom of new baby Jack and 21/2-year-old Luke. But she obviously knows how to maintain her style, too. This was going to be a night to shine for her husband, Silo Point sales manager Scott Simpson. So Simpson went on the hunt for the perfect outfit, and found almost all of it at one of her favorite stores, the discounter Loehmann's.
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By Liz F. Kay | October 17, 2009
Baltimore County firefighters and emergency responders extricated a man Friday night who had fallen about 120 feet into a coal silo at a Constellation Energy power plant in Bowleys Quarters, a Fire Department spokeswoman said. The confined-space rescue began at 6:13 p.m. at the facility, in the 1000 block of Carroll Island Road, according to the spokeswoman, Lt. Lynn Mullahey. Specialized units were able to remove the man, who had been contracted to perform work in the silo, by 9:01 p.m., she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Evan Siple | July 23, 2013
Sometimes the better cocktails out there come not from studying the Web's vast repertoire of recipes or laying claim to bouts of inspiration. Often they come through the organic process of seeing what works and what doesn't for a particular person's taste - resulting in something really great. And great enough for everyone to try and enjoy, which Silo.5%'s bartender Dan Lease has crafted in the 3-2-1. Lease tells the tale of a couple who had moved into the Silo Point development who would frequent the bar and wanted to try something new: "Bourbon-based, and sweet.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Two luxury condominium complexes alongside Baltimore's waterfront will have to pay nearly $2.3 million in additional property taxes this year, thanks to new assessed values that acknowledge — four years after the first residents moved in — that the buildings' empty units actually exist. The almost 190 units still owned by the developers of the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Silo Point had been taxed as if they were empty lots, even as residents were paying high-end prices – frequently more than $1 million in the case of the Ritz — to live in other condos in the same buildings.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots. At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309 apiece this year. At Silo Point, an industrial conversion with gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and sweeping views of the city, the bill for many of the units is $238 each. Even though they were built years ago, and city inspectors declared them ready to live in, they are still valued for tax purposes as though construction never got off the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
The setting for Silo.5% Wine Bar is Silo Point, a glamorous luxury condominium carved out of a former working grain terminal in Locust Point. The complex is surrounded by the remnants of industry, and even from the ground floor, the views of the freight lines and the working harbor are stirring. On its best day, peninsula-bound Locust Point is one of your more remote Baltimore neighborhoods. With the Fort Avenue bridge under construction, it has taken on a lost-colony feel. Right now, that's part of the attraction for Silo.5%, which still has the allure of a secret despite being open for about six months.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meekah Hopkins | November 30, 2011
Don't be fooled. Silo.5%, the new wine bar in Locust Point, stands out for more than their extensive list of vino. The scene - a modern lounge with black leather furniture, intimately arranged; the bar - a clean slate-marble accented in green lighting; and the scenery - a panoramic glass exterior opens to a harbor view. It's a perfect venue for a cool, casual cocktail date. Its drink menu runs seamlessly together with its style - classic with a modern edge. My favorite, Catch U in the Rye, is a spicy, sexy take on an old-school American favorite: the Manhattan.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2011
Locust Point has long been dominated by neighborhood bars, corner watering holes and colorful dives. The bars that dot Fort Avenue - and other venerable hangouts like Down the Hatch and J. Patrick's - embody the neighborhood's profile: modest, self-effacing, pure Baltimore. Like other working-class neighborhoods in the city, Locust Point has seen a surge of development recently, and high-rises such as Silo Point now occupy spaces that were grain elevators. Tucked away on the first floor of Silo Point is Silo.5, a wine bar that opened this fall.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2011
For Mark Romero, showing off the communal areas of the Silo Point condominium where he lives is just as important as touting his own place. As he walks toward the front desk in the lobby, the concierge greets him by name. Romero then moves toward an open art gallery and sitting area encased among huge concrete columns. Ambient light comes from fixtures dropped from the concrete ceiling, and metal duct work snakes along the periphery. Thirty-foot windows emit the daylight that throws shadows across a polished concrete floor.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
A Dayton farmer wants to maximize revenues from his planned grain silo by leasing space atop it to a cellular company. His neighbors in homes along Big Branch Drive oppose the project, saying their cell service is fine and the unsightly antennae will disrupt their view of rolling fields. The Howard County Council will have to weigh the farmer's property rights with those of his neighbors. The council will review lengthy testimony on the issue that highlights the clash between agriculture and suburbia before voting next month.
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