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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 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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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Two men accused of stabbing a third in an elevator at the Shot Tower metro station this week were arrested Friday after an informant helped police identify them from surveillance images, the Maryland Transit Administration said. The men, both 25, were apprehended with the victim's property in downtown Baltimore about noon, two hours after the informant came forward with information, said Paul Shepard, a MTA spokesman. Police had first released the surveillance images on Thursday.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
Construction is set to begin this week on the next major project at the East Baltimore Development Inc. renewal area, a $60 million, 20-story housing tower for Johns Hopkins graduate students in the 900 block of N. Wolfe St. The tower's developer is Allen & O'Hara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Education Realty Trust, a publicly traded company based in Tennessee. The tower was designed by Marks, Thomas Architects of Baltimore to house 572 students in 321 units. The developer will also provide financing for the project.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown dwarfed the fundraising efforts of his rivals and raised substantially more cash than any other candidate running for governor, according to finance reports filed Friday. Brown's campaign reported that it had raised $813,000 in less than three weeks, more than three times what his closest competitor took in. "Wow," Donald Norris, chair of the public policy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of Brown's haul. "That is stunning.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A 21-year-old worker was killed in a fall from a Pasadena water tower Wednesday, and police identified him Friday. Chad Louis Weller of Stevensville fell 180 feet from the tower in the 3700 block of Mountain Road at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Weller, an employee of a private contracting company, was working on communications equipment on the top of the tower when he fell, according to a release from the fire department.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1995
The Carroll County Commissioners are searching for alternative sites for a telecommunications tower in South Carroll.The board met in closed session yesterday with Sykesville officials and West Shore Communications, the contractor for a cellular telephone tower proposed for Hollenberry Road, near the town of Sykesville."
NEWS
September 9, 1994
If construction of a 200-foot telecommunications tower in Sykesville by Cellular One is halted because the town get left out of the review process, many town residents would consider it poetic justice.They feel this project was railroaded through Carroll County's approval process against public wishes and county regulations. It would be fitting, in their minds, if a little-known agreement between Sykesville and the county tied up the tower project.Last spring, in spite of protests by hundreds of residents, the county Board of Zoning Appeals granted Cellular One a variance allowing it to build the tower on conservation-zoned land off Hollenberry Road.
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By a sun reporter | November 17, 2006
The Board of Appeals postponed a hearing on a challenge to the county's approval of a 23-story lakeside residential and retail tower in downtown Columbia. The hearing, which was to have been held Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Dec. 5. Attorney E. Alexander Adams, who is representing four county residents, filed the appeal in September. The opponents say the county violated many of its regulations when the Planning Board approved the plan by WCI Communities Inc. to build a $70 million, 275-foot-tall tower overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Calvert Center, a 17-story office building between Mercy Medical Center and Battle Monument Park, is set to go to auction in October, the auctioneer announced. The roughly 412,000-square-foot high-rise, which formerly housed Bank of America's local operations center, is to be sold at auction on Oct. 11. Bids must be at least $14 per square foot, according to CBRE Auction Services. Seven percent of the building, located at 225 N. Calvert St., is currently occupied, auction materials say. Several major downtown office buildings have been put up for sale recently.
NEWS
July 31, 1995
Even though the cellular phone company that seeks to build a 200-foot communications tower in Sykesville has a valid building permit, construction of the tower should not proceed until all judicial appeals are exhausted. Maryland's higher courts regularly overturn decisions of Carroll's Circuit Court, which recently ruled in favor of West Shore Communications' controversial bid to build its tower. Given that history, we might witness the spectacle ofhaving the tower torn down after being built.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
The developer of Harbor Point announced Wednesday the selection of a Virginia-based contractor for the $165 million construction of the first tower on the site. Beatty Development Group's choice of Armada Hoffler to build the new regional headquarters of energy company Exelon continues a partnership established during the construction of Harbor East, which Beatty Development Group President Michael Beatty led before founding his own company last year. Armada Hoffler, a Virginia Beach-based real estate investment trust, completed Harbor East's Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center, Legg Mason headquarters and Spinnaker Bay apartments.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying around the Shot Tower. While it is no longer in danger - the city has abandoned a 2012 proposal to consider selling more than a dozen historic properties, including the tower - they say more needs to be done to showcase the attraction and to fully restore what was once the nation's tallest building.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A developer unveiled designs for the next Inner Harbor skyscraper - a 43-story residential tower sheathed in reflective blue glass on the site of the former McCormick & Co. spice factory - at a meeting Thursday with city officials. The renderings by a prominent Chicago architecture firm met with praise during the presentation to the city's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel. Questar Properties' plans call for a three-level building at 414 Light St. that rises to nearly 500 feet at its tallest, with an angled peak.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A 21-year-old worker was killed in a fall from a Pasadena water tower Wednesday, and police identified him Friday. Chad Louis Weller of Stevensville fell 180 feet from the tower in the 3700 block of Mountain Road at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Weller, an employee of a private contracting company, was working on communications equipment on the top of the tower when he fell, according to a release from the fire department.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
A French country chateau on a private island sounds like something from an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," but it can be found as close by as the Gibson Island community in Anne Arundel County. Built of fieldstone in 1926 and sitting on almost 1.5 acres of land, the house at 803 Rackham Road is an impressive structure featuring a two-story turret and a three-story tower with panoramic views of the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. "This house is an absolute treasure," said Ellie Shorb, listing agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said. Officers were called at 5:45 p.m. to the area of the Shot Tower, where fire department personnel pronounced the man dead. The unidentified man is believed to be 36-years old, police said. Officers found no visible signs of foul play or trauma to the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | November 1, 1994
The county issued a stop-work order at noon yesterday on a controversial telecommunications tower near Sykesville.With a building permit received late Friday, West Shore Communications, which has planned the project for nearly a year, had started the work Saturday."
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open across the state. The port funding, about $60 million, consists mostly of appropriations for dredging projects. The bill includes about $21 million for the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat who helped steer the bill as chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, called the legislation an "investment in the lives and livelihoods of those who depend on clean and open waterways" that will "keep businesses open and keep people working.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | January 10, 2014
I sat in the Downtown Partnership's office this week and heard the new urban geographic labels being considered for Baltimore's emerging neighborhoods. With more than 1,000 new apartments being created this year in what we traditionally call downtown Baltimore, there is a momentum to define and give these residential enclaves an identity. "In 2013, the development clock started again," said Kirby Fowler, the partnership's president. "As people are renting units, they are asking for a name change that tells just where they live.
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