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Making Dead Buildings Live: the Steady Baltimore Museum Project

Anyone who's ever spent time in the vicinity of North and Greenmount can tell you: there is perhaps no more stark a reminder of Baltimore's troubles than the seemingly endless panorama of abandoned or derelict properties found there. Yet in empty and neglected space there's more than just rubble and ghosts. There's opportunity. For proof look no further than the Steady Baltimore Museum Project, which takes aim at two abandoned Barclay rowhouses with an eye on remaking them as community art space.

Remaking Highlandtown, One Building (and One Business) at a Time

Like many Baltimore neighborhoods, Highlandtown is blessed with both rich history and as-yet-untapped future potential. The question is: how to connect those dots? We talked to one area developer who just might have an answer.

Baltimore's art community paints a pretty picture of the Baltimore economy

In the wake of another successful Artscape, it's hardly necessary to point out that Baltimore has a thriving arts community. It is worth mentioning, however, that Charm City's ar ts community has a large impact on the City's overall economy, its neighborhoods and its development.

Building Up Baltimore -- Evan Morville

As a partner at Seawall Development Corp., which was honored by the Urban Land Institute for its Millers Court residential complex for teachers, Evan Morville believes that revitalizing Baltimore begins with communities. He talks to us about the city's resurgence and why he thinks the city is on track to make a bigtime comeback.

Bmore Media Welcomes Julekha Dash to the Team

After a long search, Bmore Media welcomes Julekha Dash as our new Development News Editor.

Building Up Baltimore -- Michael Beatty

A winner of the Urban Land Institute of Baltimore's Wavemaker Award, Michael Beatty, president H&S Properties, talks about Harbor East, the Legg Mason building, why Bmore is a great city for developers and how he sees the city in the future.

Everyman Theater

The Everyman Theater is a Baltimore institution for many local theater goers. But, the indepdent theater has big plans and changes underway. Vincent Lancisi chats with Bmore about the future of the theater company and why independent theater thrives in Baltimore.

Rehabbing Homes and Building Bonds

Rehabbing any building is a tough job. Doing it while the building's residents still live there is even harder. But, somehow Michael Shacklette and his team at The Michael Group manage not just to complete the renovations, but come away with a host of new friendships.

Green growth a natural for Merritt Properties

Merritt Properties responded to the recent slowdown by taking a different road and doing more in-house work and retraining they gave their project managers time to learn all they could about green construction, creating a team of experts in LEED Certification.

Baltimore -- Where the Living Is Easy

In some cities like DC, NY and LA living like a millionaire takes much more than $1 million. New transplants and long-time residents alike, however, have discovered that it takes a lot less loot to live well in Bmore.

Are Baltimore's Green Initiatives More Than Just Talk?

In Baltimore there has been a lot of green talk, a lot of green white papers and a lot of green promises. Talk, as they say, is cheap; so, is the city making good on its green agenda? And are there jobs in it for Baltimore residents?
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