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Nonprofit seeks to preserve Baltimore's heritage

Neighborhoods are shaped by a lot of small acts and committed individuals. It is this philosophy that has guided its mission to help developers and community groups preserve historic commercial and residential buildings. 

Developers find new uses for sacred spaces

Baltimore is dotted with beautiful, old churches. But not all are used to hold Sunday service. Many have been renovated on behalf of nonprofits and businesses that now use them to hold meetings and events.

Baltimore architects pick five buildings that inspire

Five local architects pick their favorite buildings in Baltimore, including structures in Mount Vernon, Mount Washington and the west side. Some are historic buildings while others are contemporary in design. 

BmoreMedia is on break for Memorial Day

BmoreMedia is taking off for Memorial Day. We will publish our next issue June 4.

Investing in the environment pays off for Woodberry firm

Ecosystem Investment Partners raises money to restore and protect rural streams and wetlands. Developers and city agencies then buy credits from the company to fulfill federal environmental regulations. Learn more about this Baltimore company that is banking on the environment.

Restaurants rise from the rubble in historic buildings

Local developers are turning historic Baltimore properties into unique restaurant spaces. We take a look at some projects that have recently been converted or are underway. 

Green office architect planning wind-generation deal

Architect and entrepreneur Stan Sersen has transformed a 1905 farmhouse on a former lumberyard into a modern office building called the Enviro Center. Now he is finalizing a wind-generation deal and an education initiative to teach environmental literacy to Maryland homeowners. 

Main Street Group Hopes to Jumpstart Retail in Northeast Baltimore

The Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood has become a dining destination with restaurants like Clementine. But the local Main Street group wants the area to be known for its shopping as well. So it's renovating an old fire station that it will use as an incubator to support budding shop owners.

What's Next for North Avenue?

Several building owners hope to breathe more life into the neighborhood's northern section by renovating buildings along North Avenue.

Q&A: Re-Envisioning Rash Field

That stretch of land between the Maryland Science Center and Rusty Scupper could be used for more than playing volleyball games. Find out some of the ideas that Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross has for redesigning Rash Field. 

Cultivating Community: Gardens Sprout in Former Vacant Spaces

Some Baltimore neighborhoods are home to many of the city’s vacant lots and the crime and illegal dumping that comes with them. Two Baltimore organizations, Baltimore Green Space and Power in Dirt, empower residents to transform underused and vacant lots into vibrant gardens. 

Q&A: Fells Point Main Street's Joy Giordano Talks About the Changing Tide

Fells Point Main Street has a new executive director, Joy Giordano. She sits down with Bmore Media to talk about the challenges the area faces, how she plans to run the organization and a new marketing campaign that she hopes will bring more tourists to the area. 

Development With a Mission? Possible.

Seawall Development has turned a vacant building in Remington into a thriving apartment and office complex for teachers and nonprofits. It is on the verge of completing a similar redevelopment in Hampden. Now, the Baltimore developer is about to take its socially responsible mission to other cities.

What do Jen Royle, Duff Goldman and Mike Brenner Have in Common?

Articles on food, startups, local celebs, design and solutions for urban blight were among readers' favorites in 2011. Take a look to see what stories made the cut.

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes at Hippodrome Hatters

To speak of a neighborhood's "growth" or "renaissance" is usually to speak of that which is new, that which is emerging and upcoming. It's just as important, however, to remember the stalwarts. Those who kept their heads down through the madness, through good times and bad. Like, for example, Hippodrome Hatters.
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