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100-unit apartment house planned for Towson - Jul 25, 2014

A new development is set to bring 100 apartments into downtown Towson.

Plan underway for new merge lanes on Beltway - Jul 25, 2014

Three-year project will target stretch between Perring Parkway and Harford Road

By Tyler Waldman via The Baltimore Sun

July 17 2014, 8:43 AM EDT

State Highway Administration officials are planning new merge lanes on the Baltimore Beltway between Perring Parkway and Harford Road.
New library plan may cost more, take longer - Jul 25, 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 9:22 am, Fri Jul 18, 2014.

Securing land for a $39 million regional library near Annapolis will likely push the project over budget and its completion date into 2018, Anne Arundel Public Library officials said.

Here's the apartment complex proposed to replace University of Maryland Specialty Hospital - Jul 25, 2014

Published: July 22, 2014

By: Kevin Litten

Zom Holding Inc. has unveiled plans for its 351-unit apartment project in Otterbein, a building that will add significant activity to a quiet block just off the Inner Harbor.

Wood Partners Begins Construction on $60 Million 304-Unit Apartment Community in Germantown, Marylan - Dec 20, 2013
GERMANTOWN, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - Wood Partners, one of the nation's most active multifamily developers, has broken ground on Alta Liberty Mill, a $60 million 304-unit apartment community with 11,900 square feet of commercial space directly across Germantown Road from the Germantown MARC commuter rail station.
Brown proposes package of initiatives to boost career-ready education offerings - Dec 20, 2013

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Friday proposed boosting state spending on public school construction by $160 million a year, with the majority of that to be used for new facilities that support educational offerings that prepare students for the job market.

Six teams compete to build, operate light-rail Purple Line in public-private partnership - Dec 12, 2013

By  , Thursday, December 12, 12:00 AM The Washington Post

Six teams of private companies have begun to compete for a long-term contract to design, build, operate and help pay for a light-rail Purple Line in the Maryland suburbs, state officials said Wednesday.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore begins renovation of lobby - Dec 09, 2013

The entrance to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore is getting a facelift.

Renovations are underway at the hotel at 300 Light St., where the Hyatt is undergoing a two-phase renovation of its lobby. When the changes are complete, guests will notice new carpet, woodwork, furniture, a fireplace and light fixtures. 

Design started for new dorms at Towson University - Dec 03, 2013
Towson University recently began design on a pair of student apartment buildings in the campus' West Village area and plans to start construction late next year, said Deb Moriarty, vice president for student affairs.
$180M Gas Pipeline Project in Baltimore Wins Federal Approval - Dec 03, 2013
The Baltimore Sun

Nov. 26--Columbia Gas Transmission said Monday that it expects to begin work on a 21-mile pipeline through Baltimore and Harford counties next year after winning federal approval for the $180 million project, which drew heated opposition from neighbors.

2014 transportation projects lead to surge in construction contracts - Nov 26, 2013
Infrastructure-related construction contracts in October spiked sharply in Maryland, indicating that transportation-related activity and other public projects are likely to ramp up in early 2014, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report issued Monday.
Six major construction projects on tap for Myersville in 2014 - Nov 13, 2013
MYERSVILLE — Beginning with a $400,000 Maryland State Highway Administration sidewalk retrofit project in Myersville, 2014 will be a busy year for construction projects in the west Frederick County municipality.
Gov. O'Malley, Maryland BPW approve Purple Line P3 - Nov 08, 2013
Board members also approved the MTA's proposed competitive solicitation method for selecting a private concessionaire to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the east-west light rail line.
$9.5M Acquisition, Planned Renovation at Woodlands Assisted Living in Baltimore - Nov 05, 2013
--National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced a $17 million commitment for two senior housing properties with its current tenant, Chancellor Health Care. The commitment includes today’s $9.5 million acquisition and planned renovation of Woodlands Assisted Living in Baltimore, Maryland along with a $7.5 million commitment to construct a free-standing assisted living and memory care community on the Linda Valley senior living campus in Loma Linda, California already leased from NHI. The acquisition was funded from borrowings on NHI's revolving credit facility.
--National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced a $17 million commitment for two senior housing properties with its current tenant, Chancellor Health Care. The commitment includes today’s $9.5 million acquisition and planned renovation of Woodlands Assisted Living in Baltimore, Maryland along with a $7.5 million commitment to construct a free-standing assisted living and memory care community on the Linda Valley senior living campus in Loma Linda, California already leased from NHI. The acquisition was funded from borrowings on NHI’s revolving credit facility.
It's getting harder to walk through North Baltimore, and that's a good thing - Nov 04, 2013
There are a lot of housing rehabilitation projects happening in North Baltimore.
Moerings Sempergreen installs green roof at Gaithersburg High School - Nov 01, 2013
Gaithersburg, MD. - (October 31, 2013) - Hess Construction + Engineering Services, a leading builder of educational facilities in the Mid-Atlantic, was selected by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to manage construction of the Gaithersburg High School modernization project, one of the largest High schools in the state of Maryland.
Balto. Co. to Fund New School Buildings to Ease Overcrowding - Oct 31, 2013
Baltimore County plans to overhaul its elementary school buildings to add more than 1,700 seats in its central and southwestern neighborhoods, where overcrowding has pushed students and teachers into portable classrooms and hallways for their lessons.

Rider Jet Center plans $6 million construction project at Hagerstown airport - Oct 28, 2013
Pending clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, a nearly $6 million project at Hagerstown Regional Airport soon will bring brand-new amenities to general aviation pilots and passengers.
Amazon to build massive fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore, create 1,000 jobs - Oct 23, 2013
Amazon Inc. confirmed on Tuesday widely expected plans to build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center on the site of the former General Motors assembly plant in Southeast Baltimore.
The Winthrop Luxury Apartments Break Ground in Downtown Towson - Oct 21, 2013
What today is 13 acres of dirt soon will become 470 new luxury apartments in downtown Towson. The Winthrop is the first of two four-story buildings developed by Chesapeake Realty Partners and Bernstein Management Corporation, with participation by Wood Partners. The luxury apartments will be built at Dulaney Valley and Southerly Roads near Towson Town Center mall, replacing 70-year old apartments with an environmentally friendly "green" apartment community.
Purple Line: Public-private transit partnership would be one of the broadest in U.S. - Oct 14, 2013
Maryland transit officials’ proposal to have a private company design, build, operate and help pay for the light-rail Purple Line in the Washington suburbs would be one of the first such arrangements in the United States, raising questions about potential risks and financial impacts.
Maryland "Hobbitat" Builders Think Small and Sustainable - Oct 11, 2013
In an age when homes include four car garages, media rooms and man caves, one Maryland company is bucking the trend.
Bozzuto's next Baltimore apartment project nods at Under Armour with fitness theme and proximity to - Sep 30, 2013
The Bozzuto Group has unveiled plans for a 275-unit apartment and retail project that company President Toby Bozzuto said will transform the entrance to Locust Point.
School construction agreement moves ahead at North Avenue and City Hall - Sep 26, 2013
Baltimore’s school board last night approved a Memorandum of Understanding that advances the massive school construction initiative approved in the last legislative session – and congratulated the team that hammered out the 54 pages of terms in the city, state and school system agreement.
UM medical school to break ground on much-needed research space - Sep 17, 2013
Winning a $1.6 million federal grant to buy a robotic system to store 1 million blood, urine and tissue samples was easy compared to finding space for it at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Panda Power Funds Plans to Build 859 MW Power Plant in Maryland - Aug 28, 2013
Panda Power Funds, a private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, plans to build, own and operate an 859-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in an industrial area of Brandywine, Md. Called Panda Mattawoman, the natural gas-fueled plant is expected to be one of the cleanest and most efficient in the nation.
Barr Construction Institute grads now 'journey workers' - Aug 26, 2013
Landing a good job may still be elusive for some in today’s economy, but workers on average can make $5,000 more a year in the skilled trades than college graduates, officials said Thursday night during a graduation ceremony for the Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown.
Report: Purple Line needs $400M to $900M in private funding - Aug 12, 2013
Officials are hoping that this week’s announcement of $680 million in state funding — along with a further commitment to find a private partner in a “P3” arrangement — for the Purple Line will give that project the shot in the arm it needs to finally move toward reality.
GSA wants redevelopment ideas for Metro West complex in Baltimore - Aug 01, 2013
The federal General Services Administration is looking for help from the local real estate community on what to do with the 1.1 million-square-foot Metro West Social Security complex on Baltimore’s west side.
Delmarva Veteran Builders latest in the building trade - Jul 29, 2013
When Chris Eccleston left the Navy in 2006 after serving six years, he was able to merge skills he learned in the service with his lifelong interest in construction and was quickly hired as a project manager with local contractor Gillis Gilkerson.
Construction industry builds on creativity, technology in battling stigmas - Jul 25, 2013
The construction industry wants to re-establish its position in the job market as a profession that takes innovation, technology and creativity as seriously as the companies in Silicon Valley do.
Obama's budget calls for $13.3M in renovations for Baltimore buildings - Apr 12, 2013

President Barack Obama's proposed budget for next year includes $13.3 million in renovations for two federal buildings in Baltimore: The Edward A. Garmatz U.S. Courthouse and the George H. Fallon Federal Building.

Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures - Apr 02, 2013
For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back.
House passes city school construction bill - Mar 25, 2013
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate.
St. John Properties Initiates Construction On More Than 320,000 Square Feet Of Speculative Office Sp - Mar 21, 2013

St. John Properties, Inc. has initiated construction activities on more than 320,000 square feet of commercial office space spanning an area from Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, Maryland to Ashburn Technology Park, located in Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. Configured as a mix of single-story R&D/flex, single-story office, and multi-story commercial office product, the five new buildings are being built on a speculative basis with no pre-leasing commitments.

Master Plan for Penn Station Envisions $500 Million Mixed-Use Development - Mar 15, 2013

Beatty Development, the Baltimore-based developer behind Harbor East and Harbor Point, which was commissioned by Amtrak to produce a master plan for seven acres of underused land around Penn Station, has come up with a concept for construction of up to 1.5 million square feet of new residences and commercial space, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.

Construction, Architecture & Engineering See Big Boost in February Jobs Report - Mar 11, 2013

The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February helping drop the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent, according to, which reports 48,000 jobs were added in the construction industry and 3,100 jobs were added to the architecture and engineering services segment of the economy.

Construction starts on 304-unit apartment complex near Johns Hopkins Hospital - Mar 07, 2013
The apartment boom continues in East Baltimore with construction on Jefferson Square at Washington Hill underway.
Horseshoe Baltimore casino construction could start within weeks - Feb 22, 2013
Construction on the new Horseshoe Baltimore casino could begin within the next four to six weeks after the project received final design approval from the city’s Urban Design and Architecture Review panel on Thursday.
Bozzuto: Locust Point apartment complex will be 'off the charts' - Feb 18, 2013
Do not expect a replica of the Bozzuto Group’s Fitzgerald or Union Wharf apartments to be built at the former General Electric Co. site in Locust Point.
Turner Construction Co. to kick off subcontracting school - Feb 15, 2013

One of Greater Washington’s largest general contractors will begin an eight-week seminar next month to give small business owners the inside scoop on how to land a subcontract and break through the gap that keeps many of them from becoming big businesses.

Tower Cos. Reveals Mixed-Use Master Plan for The Blairs in Silver Spring - Feb 14, 2013
The Tower Companies, a real estate development firm based in Rockville, on Thursday revealed its new mixed-use master plan for The Blairs, a residential complex built in the 1950s and 1960s as a suburban neighborhood in Silver Spring.
Cushman & Wakefield Announces Major Management Assignment At 120 East Baltimore Street - Feb 13, 2013

Cushman & Wakefield announced it has been selected to oversee the property management and project management at 120 East Baltimore St. by the owner and landlord, Franklin Street Properties Corp. 120 East Baltimore St. is a 25-story, 327,140-square-foot, class A office building in Baltimore’s City Center.

Harbor Point protective cap to be be pierced for construction of Exelon HQ - Feb 12, 2013
A protective cap covering toxic chromium waste at Harbor Point will be pierced by developers of the proposed 23-story Exelon Corp. tower on the Baltimore waterfront, the Maryland Daily Record reported Monday.
Key Corner In Charles Village — Currently Empty — To Be Developed - Feb 11, 2013

A large parcel of land owned by Johns Hopkins University  in Charles Village  is on its way to being developed. The space, at the southwest corner of St. Paul and 33rd Streets  was razed years ago for a project which fell apart.

M/I Homes Has Been Selected to Build New Homes at Crown - Feb 07, 2013

Award winning homebuilder M/I Homes has been selected to build new town homes in Crown, the long-awaited master-planned community in the heart of Montgomery County  

Carroll Hospital Center moves forward on $28M renovation - Feb 06, 2013

Carroll Hospital Center is breaking ground on a $28 million renovation and addition to its Dixon building.

All-glass facades create opportunity for local contractor - Feb 05, 2013
A family-owned local contractor has worked its way back from the recession by riding a new obsession in commercial real estate: buildings with all-glass facades.
CSX targets fall construction for Baltimore intermodal facility - Feb 04, 2013
CSX Transportation hopes to finalize plans for the proposed South Baltimore intermodal facility by spring as the company continues to work with the state to pay for the project.
East Baltimore master plan revisions approved - Jan 31, 2013
The city’s planning board approved Thursday revisions to the master plan for an 88-acre redevelopment project in East Baltimore.
Expansion Complete at Walter and Betty Ward Family Center Y in Harford Co - Jan 30, 2013

The expansion of the Walter and Betty Ward Family Center Y was celebrated this month with a ribbon cutting and free family fun celebration. 

Oak Contracting Approved for $41M So. MD High School Renovation - Jan 29, 2013

The Worcester County Board of Education has approved the selection of Oak Contracting  to provide construction management services for the Snow Hill High School Renovation and Addition project.

MD Ranks 6th on USGBC’s 2012 List of Top 10 States for LEED - Jan 28, 2013

Maryland has ranked No. 6 in the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012.

North Oaks in Pikesville to Unveil $4M Renovation Tuesday - Jan 22, 2013

North Oaks, a senior living community in Pikesville, has completed a $4 million capital improvement project and will unveil it to the public on January 22.

Maryland Proton Treatment Center to 'top out' - Jan 21, 2013
The University of Maryland School of Medicine and Advanced Particle Therapy LLC of San Diego on Thursday will hold a “topping out” ceremony on a new $200 million-plus proton treatment center being built on Baltimore’s west side.
Photos: Construction under way on Mount Vernon boutique hotel - Jan 18, 2013
might look dark and dusty now, but when The Ivy in Mount Vernon is complete by April 2014 the owners envision the boutique hotel as a “live-in museum” that combines classic art and architecture with modern comfort.
New record set with $7.9 million Chevy Chase condo sale - Jan 17, 2013
Looking for an indicator of how much Washington's high-end housing market has recovered since the recession? Look no further than the Parc Somerset condominiums in Chevy Chase.
Columbia Mall sets 'Main Street' redevelopment - Jan 14, 2013
Joining the trend for open-air shopping malls to have the look and feel of an old-fashioned "Main Street," The Mall in Columbia is scheduled to begin work Tuesday on a 40,000 square-foot expansion, the first major redevelopment since it opened in 1971, the Maryland Daily Record reported.
Rotunda's $70M residential, retail expansion approved by city panel - Jan 11, 2013
Baltimore City's Urban Design and Architecture Review has approved a $70 million redevelopment of the Rotunda office and shopping center in Hampden, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.
Monarch Academy to build school at former Coca Cola site - Jan 10, 2013
Monarch Academy has kicked off a $9 million construction project to build a charter school at the former Coca Cola bottling plant at 2525 Kirk Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.
School construction money tops city's priorities for Assembly session - Jan 09, 2013
An ambitious plan to secure tens of millions of dollars in state funding to fix Baltimore's dilapidated school buildings is the top priority for city officials in the General Assembly session that begins next week.
WMATA Signs Joint Development Agreement for New Carrollton - Jan 07, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has approved the Joint Development Agreement to advance the development process for creating a mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area surrounding the New Carrollton Metrorail station in Prince George’s County, MD.

MCR buys 10 Baltimore-area hotels - Jan 02, 2013
MCR Development LLC. a New York and Dallas-based hotel investment firm and hotel management company, has purchased a portfolio of 10 Baltimore-area Marriott and Hilton-brand hotels from Skye Hospitality.
Demand for Architects Builds Momentum - Dec 21, 2012
There are few professionals more hopeful for a bright future this holiday season than architects, who are finally starting to see business conditions improve.
The LEED changes most likely to affect your project - Dec 17, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council is working to pass a new set of standards for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
Sauer wins $1M construction contract - Nov 28, 2012
Saur, Inc., a Florida-based construction firm with an office in Landover, has won a $1.1 million contract to build activities center at the Crosswinds at Rolling Road apartment complex in Baltimore.
Carrollton Bank building may convert to apartments - Nov 26, 2012

The Carrolton Bank building in Baltimore could join a wave of downtown office buildings in line for apartment conversions

Sapperstein in talks to build townhomes in Locust Point - Nov 21, 2012
The developer behind the McHenry Row project has been tapped to possibly build 55 townhouses near the Silo Point condominium tower in Locust Point.
Construction employment in Washington up - Nov 19, 2012
Construction employment in the Washington area is up modestly from a year ago with a significant increase in the District, even as construction work stalls in most of the nation.
Construction Spending Closes In on 3-Year High in September - Nov 16, 2012

Construction spending came close to marking a three-year high in September, reflecting an annualized rate of $852 Million due to increased spending on houses, apartments and private non-residential projects.

New schools, projects considered for overcrowded Montgomery schools - Nov 15, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr wants to examine overcrowding at 12 elementary schools in the southern part of the county, with the potential to add more portable classrooms, build new schools or change boundaries.
Johns Hopkins Bayview plans $26M cancer center expansion - Nov 13, 2012

An expansion to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is expected to open by fall 2014.

Private-sector role in U.S. infrastructure continues to expand and evolve - Nov 12, 2012
Public-sector infrastructure owners are seeking funding for construction, operations, and maintenance like never before. Diminished revenues from taxes and increasing needs for maintenance, replacement, and expansion keep transportation agencies, city and county public works departments, and utilities scrambling to cut costs and meet budgets. While economic recovery may gradually increase some funding, it is not likely to alleviate the financial crunch.
At an Oct. 11 national meeting of the BIMForum in Tacoma, Wash., McGraw-Hill Construction presented new research showing that 74 percent of contractors are now using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The report also showed that BIM usage among architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America is at 71 percent, compared to 49 percent in 2009 and 17 percent in 2007. 
MGM Resorts International Chairman James Murren vows to build 'iconic' destination at National Harbo - Nov 06, 2012
With a clean sheet of paper, a blank slate, it would difficult to pick a better location for a resort casino than National Harbor.
James Run retail/office project near Bel Air will have public hearing Oct. 16 - Nov 05, 2012
After years of expectations for a mixed-use office and retail development on the site of a former golf and recreation area near the Route 543 and I-95 interchange southeast of Bel Air, something is finally moving forward.
BofA's Brian Moynihan on housing: 'The worst is over - Nov 02, 2012

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said the U.S. housing market is on the mend.

84 apartment units proposed for Aberdeen's Beards Hill - Nov 01, 2012
Aberdeen could get 15 new apartment buildings with 84 total units, to be called Colony at Beards Hill on Beards Hill Road, just west of existing houses and next to the city-owned pumping station.
Ground broken for 300 units at Homewood at Willow Ponds - Oct 31, 2012
Homewood at Crumland Farms is being joined by a new community
Another Increase for Architecture Billings Index - Oct 30, 2012
Billings at architecture firms in September increased at their fastest pace since late 2010.
City approves Red Line agreement with MTA - Oct 29, 2012
The city’s Board of Estimates approved Wednesday a memorandum of understanding between the Baltimore City Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration over the design and construction of the proposed $2.1 billion Red Line.
Homebuilder confidence highest in six years - Oct 26, 2012
Confidence among the nation's homebuilders rose to its highest level since June 2006.
Bank of America CEO on housing: 'The worst is over' - Oct 25, 2012
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan said the U.S. housing market is on the mend.
$4 Million in Improvements Coming to Clyde's - Oct 24, 2012
Clyde's president Tom Meyer announced this week $4 million in improvements to the kitchen, bathrooms, decor and patio that would take place over four to six weeks starting in January
The De-Malling of America: What's Next for Hundreds of Outmoded Malls? - Oct 23, 2012

The widening gap between strong malls with rising sales and failing malls that are hemorrhaging retailers, sales dollars and foot traffic has led to dire forecasts by some analysts for the future of older enclosed malls as changing demographics and buying habits suck the life from aging and poorer quality properties

Columbia Gateway to get two more buildings - Oct 22, 2012

Abrams Development Group is starting construction on two office buildings at Columbia Gateway in Columbia.

Columbia's Waterloo Crossing ready to break ground - Oct 19, 2012
Kinsley Properties of York, Pa., and the Voelkel Family Trust are scheduled to break ground next week on a 66,000-square-foot medical complex, called Waterloo Crossing, in Columbia
City announces $44 million road improvement plan for Southeast - Oct 18, 2012
A major gateway to Baltimore's port is getting a $44 million upgrade and commercial trucks will be required to use specific streets in Southeast Baltimore to alleviate congestion under a plan to be announced Tuesday morning by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
City announces $44 million road improvement plan for Southeast - Oct 17, 2012
A major gateway to Baltimore's port is getting a $44 million upgrade and commercial trucks will be required to use specific streets in Southeast Baltimore to alleviate congestion under a plan to be announced Tuesday morning by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Pittsburgh aeronautics institute plans new building at Hagerstown airport - Oct 16, 2012
The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is planning to build a new facility at Hagerstown Regional Airport.
Little Sisters of the Poor plan $25 million renovation - Oct 15, 2012
Sandbags lined the concrete atop the exterior basement stairs at St. Martin's Home in Catonsville, a symbol of the Little Sisters of the Poor's long — and losing — battle against summer heat and storms.
After sliding for 3 months, overall construction starts were up in August - Oct 12, 2012
Increases in the three major parts of the nation's construction industry – residential building, non-residential building and jobs other than buildings – were up in August.
Chase Brexton to begin redevelopment of 1111 N. Charles - Oct 11, 2012
Chase Brexton Health Services Inc. has planned an Oct. 4 groundbreaking for its $25 million redevelopment of the Monumental Life Building at 1111 N. Charles St.
P.G. plans to redevelop Greenbelt - Oct 10, 2012
Prince George's County's new plan to reinvent the area around the Greenbelt Metro station is ready for its close-up
Frederick county plans 10 new schools, additions - Oct 08, 2012

The Frederick County school board has approved a proposed 10-year school construction plan with one caveat: It reflects the difference between what that school system needs and what the county commissioners are planning to fund.

Seat Pleasant officials, count leaders break ground on multi-million dollar development - Oct 05, 2012
With his city on the cusp of a $60 million development project, Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant told a crowd of hundreds Saturday his residents should hold their heads up high.
Clark Construction Awarded Contract for $40M Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center - Oct 04, 2012
The University of Maryland has awarded Clark Construction Group the $40 million contract to build the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, a new, 95,800 square-foot facility that will be located on the university's College Park campus.
GSA Tests Energy-Slashing Technologies To Deploy In 10,000 Federal Buildings - Oct 03, 2012

Fleeting scandal aside, the General Services Administration quietly continues to root out government waste and save taxpayer dollars. The GSA announced this week that trials of workstation lighting controls and advanced power strips dramatically reduced electricity use in federal buildings. The agency also announced plans to test an additional dozen energy- and water saving technologies this year as part of its Green Proving Ground  program.

Whiting-Turner picked to build $400M Harrah's Baltimore casino - Oct 02, 2012
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has tapped Towson’s Whiting-Turner Contracting build its $400 million Harrah’s Baltimore casino near M&T Bank Stadium, a Caesars executive said Tuesday.
St. Ignatius Loyola planning $4.2 million renovation in Federal Hill - Oct 01, 2012
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, a tuition-free Jesuit middle school in Baltimore City, has leased the 26,000-square-foot former Catholic Community School in Federal Hill
Feds, city look to spend $33M on Harbor East transportation projects - Sep 27, 2012
The federal government and city of Baltimore are looking to spend nearly $33 million on transportation improvement projects in Harbor East. 
Construction, Renovation of School Facilities a Key Local Economic Driver - Sep 24, 2012

According to a recent article published in Parade Magazine,  the average public school in the United States exceeds more than 40 years old. 

Morgan St. opens $69.9 million academic center - Sep 21, 2012
Morgan State University has developed a hub for science, technology, engineering and math with its new academic building, the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies. 
Stephen Fuller: D.C. region needs 35,000 more housing units - Sep 19, 2012

As many as 35,000 housing units will be needed by 2030 for all new workers in the Washington region, local economic expert Stephen Fuller said Tuesday. 

Home builder confidence reaches 6 year high - Sep 18, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders says its builder confidence index rose for the fifth consecutive month this month to its highest level since June 2006. 
City train yard tentatively selected as site of port transfer station - Sep 17, 2012
The state, city and CSX Transportation have tentatively selected the Mount Clare train yard in Southwest Baltimore for a roughly $90 million facility where containerized cargo would be transferred from trucks to trains, a project designed to improve the Port of Baltimore's efficiency. 
Plans are cooking for medical offices at former Bowie restaurant site - Sep 14, 2012

A new multi-million dollar medical office building is in the works for Bowie.

Notre Dame university to break ground on Nursing and Education building - Sep 13, 2012
Notre Dame of Maryland University will break ground Wednesday on a new building for the schools ofNursing and Education. 
$16M Assisted Living Complex Breaks Ground in Severna Park - Sep 12, 2012
A 140-apartment assisted and independent living facility broke ground last month in Severna Park and the developer of the 140,000-square-foot building plans to open it October of next year. 
Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing - Sep 11, 2012
IT has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed end of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture?
Developer offers incentives to lure HIghlandtown restaurant - Sep 10, 2012
The Southeast Community Development Corp. is offering a “significant,” build-out for a restaurant tenant at the former Highlandtown Library. 
$16M Assisted Living Complex Breaks Ground in Severna Park - Aug 29, 2012
A 140-apartment assisted and independent living facility broke ground last month in Severna Park and the developer of the 140,000-square-foot building plans to open it October of next year. 
City: If downtown stadium project advances, construction could begin in first half of 2013 - Aug 28, 2012
A new conceptual drawing of a proposed downtown Hagerstown multiuse sports and events center gives people a better understanding of how the stadium could look, though it is not the final drawing, the project manager said Monday. 
Officials: Frederick County incinerator to generate 1,600 construction jobs - Aug 24, 2012
Frederick County’s plan to build a $527-million incinerator is expected to generate 1,600 private-sector jobs in the county during its construction, according to officials involved in the project. 
O'Donnell Heights redevelopment group seeks tax deal - Aug 23, 2012
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday is set to vote on a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT, agreement between the city and the team behind the planned O’Donnell Heights redevelopment. 
Developers Plot New Hotel and Retail Building in Harbor East - Aug 22, 2012
Hoping to capitalize on increasing growth east of the Inner Harbor, plans are in the works to build a new 205-room hotel with ground-level stores in Harbor East next year.  
Developers: Prince George's, Land of Opportunity - Aug 21, 2012
Prince George’s County in recent years has gained a more welcoming business atmosphere with greater opportunities, developers and other experts said at a panel discussion Wednesday. That’s especially true in light of a new law approved earlier in the day that paves the way for a major casino in the county. 
After years of losses, price increases creep back into the Baltimore-area housing market - Aug 20, 2012
The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year — and it's smaller to boot. 
Panel OKs design plan for Harbor Point - Aug 17, 2012
The Baltimore' Urban Design and Architecture Review panel has approved the master plan for a nearly 3 million-square-foot development at Harbor Point, between Harbor East and Fells Point, where Exelon's new headquarters is expected to be built, the Baltimore Sun reported. 
Construction market outlook is positive - Aug 13, 2012
The outlook for construction spending for the rest of 2012 is up according to a national report, but construction in Dayton may be lagging behind the trend. 
Frederick authorizes new tax incentives to attract business - Aug 08, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to attract business, Frederick will roll out three new or reauthorized tax incentive programs aimed at several different areas of the city.

Robotics center highlights $13M VA expansion at Loch Raven campus - Aug 07, 2012
An exercise and robotics center highlights a planned expansion by the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System at its Loch Raven complex, the Baltimore Sun reported over the weekend.
Details of $150M Mechanic Theatre redevelopment plan unveiled - Aug 06, 2012
A $150 million development proposed for the site of Morris A. Mechanic Theatre would bring three floors of retail to the corner of Baltimore and Charles streets and provide a new entrance to the Charles Center Metro Subway station. 
Coast Guard grows its own tradespeople at repair yard - Aug 03, 2012
Since 1899, the Coast Guard's shipyard at Curtis Bay has added years to the life of the sea-battered fleet, repairing and upgrading hundreds of cutters before sending them back on patrol.

MICA plans $18.5 million expansion, renovation of student housing - Aug 02, 2012
Twenty years after opening its first large residence for students, the Maryland Institute College of Art plans to build a $16.5 million addition that will increase the number of undergraduates living on campus and help revitalize Baltimore's North Avenue corridor and northern Bolton Hill.
Caesars group awarded Baltimore casino license - Aug 01, 2012
Caesars Entertainment Corp. got the go-ahead Tuesday to build a $310 million casino near M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore after a state commission voted to approve their bid for a license, settling the question of who would get their name on a city slots parlor.
Former GE site in Locust Point sells for $3.5M to Columbia developers - Jul 31, 2012
Two former Manekin LLC developers and a top executive at Under Armour have paid $3.5 million for a prime piece of vacant property previously home to a General Electric Service Center in Locust Point.
Developer proposes 800 additional residential units for Oxford Square - Jul 30, 2012
The planned Oxford Square development near Elkridge may include almost double the original number of residential units if the county's Zoning Board approves a requested amendment.
Developer proposes 800 additional residential units for Oxford Square - Jul 27, 2012
The planned Oxford Square development near Elkridge may include almost double the original number of residential units if the county's Zoning Board approves a requested amendment.
Clean energy jobs growing - Jul 26, 2012
When Mark Lancaster is able to hire subcontractors to insulate an attic with foam, that's a good sign, the local builder said.
Frederick to move ahead with downtown hotel - Jul 25, 2012
Frederick city officials and members of the business community are encouraged by a market study that affirms the need for a full-service hotel in downtown Frederick.
Going green when building pays off - Jul 23, 2012
As the economy shows signs of pulling out of the Great Recession, Baltimore-area builders, architects, and industry suppliers and advocates say the green movement is moving out of difficult times, into the mainstream, and into a period of exceptional growth. 
Washington to New York City in 60 minutes by train - Jul 20, 2012
A small privately owned Washington company is lobbying to develop a high-speed rail system that would take passengers from the District to Baltimore in 15 minutes and to New York in an hour. 
Developers to roll out plans for mega-project - Jul 19, 2012

After years of delays, developers say they’re ready to kick-start Prince George’s County’s biggest mixed-use project since National Harbor. 

Bozzuto, JBG Buy 20 Acres in Montgomery Co. for $28M - Jul 19, 2012

JBG Rosenfeld Retail and The Bozzuto Group have purchased Downtown Crown, 20 acres of land at the Crown property in Montgomery County, for an approximate combined cost of $28 Million. 

Amtrak envisions underground expansion to Union Station - Jul 17, 2012

Getting from the District to New York City could get a lot easier and quicker under a plan unveiled Monday by rail operator Amtrak.

Frederick to move ahead with downtown hotel - Jul 13, 2012

Frederick city officials and members of the business community are encouraged by a market study that affirms the need for a full-service hotel in downtown Frederick.

Construction begins on two office buildings at APG - Jul 10, 2012

A Baltimore developer has started construction on 47,000 square feet of office space at Aberdeen Proving Ground

U.S. unemployment rate for construction improves 1.4% - Jul 10, 2012

The nationwide unemployment rate for commercial construction workers fell 1.4 percent in June with the addition of 2,000 jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said in its monthly jobs report. 

Baltimore apartment construction is surging - Jul 10, 2012
Developers are on pace to add 612 apartment units in Baltimore City by the end of the year — more than seven times the number of units that came online in 2011. 
Developer of Eldersburg center seeks Carroll's first retail-residential mix - Jul 10, 2012

On Monday, June 25, the Carroll County Planning Department's Technical Review Committee will take its initial look at a mixed-use project proposing 28 apartments on the second floor of a new, 25,664-square-foot commercial building in Eldersburg.

Urban farm raising greens, jobs - Jul 10, 2012

Farming in the city doesn't need a lot of land — and sometimes not even arable land. On a South Baltimore parking lot, inside six plastic-covered greenhouses, a handful of urban farmers are raising a cornucopia of greens in a thin layer of imported soil.

Building permits fuel optimism - Jul 10, 2012

Newly proposed annexations, houses, apartments and stores fill pages of documents in Frederick's planning department, and planners say it indicate economic change. 

Chicago firm buys three West Baltimore apartment buildings - Jul 10, 2012
A Chicago-based real estate investment trust that wants to rehab up to 3,000 apartments in Baltimore has made its first acquisitions in the city, the company said Wednesday. 
Observatory set for construction at ESSL - Jul 10, 2012

A $150,000 observatory housing a telescope and solar scope is to be built this summer at Frederick County Public Schools' Earth and Space Science Laboratory, but at no cost to the school system. 

Thurmont commission advances housing plan - Jul 10, 2012

After a lengthy discussion, the Thurmont Planning and Zoning Commission allowed River Run Farms to move forward on plans for 24 housing units in Thurmont. 

Developers to roll out plans for mega-project - Jul 10, 2012
After years of delays, developers say they’re ready to kick-start Prince George’s County’s biggest mixed-use project since National Harbor. 
Harbor Point developers seek to expand projec - Jul 10, 2012
Developers of Baltimore's Harbor Point have asked the city for permission to build up to 1,000 residences on the site between Harbor East and Fells Point, making the project more of a mixed-use community than is currently allowed by the city's zoning. 
What's Next? Real Estate in the New Economy. - Mar 13, 2012

New Report from the Urban land Institute looks at “What’s Next” for the future of construction and development.

Tallest Modular Building in the world planned for NYC’s Atlantic Yards project project - Mar 07, 2012

The developer Bruce C. Ratner unveiled the design Thursday for what would be the world’s tallest prefabricated steel structure, a 32-story residential building in Brooklyn at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street in the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project.

Howard Co. Hospital Gets $1M Gift for Campus Development Plan - Feb 20, 2012

The Howard Hospital Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Dr. Sanford A. Berman and Dr. Kay Y. Ota-Berman to support the hospital's Campus Development Plan.

The hospital's Campus Development Plan is a 233,656 square-foot expansion and renovation, the most ambitious capital project in the hospital's history. The Plan includes a five-level pavilion with three inpatient floors with all private rooms, a ground-level centralized outpatient rehabilitation center, larger laboratory and pharmacy facilities, a new lobby and a 550-car parking garage.

Seawall embarks on $26M overhaul of Lebow Bros. building - Feb 17, 2012

Seawall Development Corp. has begun work on a $26.5 million project to convert the former Lebow Bros. Clothing Co. building into the Baltimore Design School.

Homebuilder confidence up for fifth consecutive month - Feb 15, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes increased in February for the fifth consecutive month. The National Association of Homebuilders    National Association of Homebuilders Latest from The Business Journals Homebuilder confidence up for fifth consecutive monthHomebuilder confidence up for fifth consecutive monthHomebuilder confidence up for fifth consecutive month reported builder confidence has doubled since September and rose this month from 25 to 29 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released Wednesday.

Multifamily Buildings to Lead U.S. Construction Gains: Economy - Feb 13, 2012

Construction of multifamily units will lead the U.S. building industry again this year, allowing housing to contribute to growth for the first time in seven years, according to economists Michelle Meyer and Celia Chen.

High Tech Career Program Gets National Attention - Feb 09, 2012
A Carroll County high tech career program is turning heads in Washington and, according to 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten, has become a sort of national model. Tooten said it's a program where students combine book knowledge with hands-on skills on their way to landing a job. He added that what used to be called "vo-tech" has received a makeover and has become the type of program that could help stimulate the ailing economy.
Unemployed workers train to rebuild E. Balto. — and their lives - Feb 04, 2012
Just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus, in the Middle East section of East Baltimore — an area where hundreds of families were moved out and hundreds of homes were razed as part of a $1.8 billion urban renewal project — a new neighborhood is beginning to sprout.

Under construction are $300 million worth of projects, including a state health laboratory, a 351-unit graduate student housing tower and a garage with a Walgreens drugstore, among other structures. Now plans are in the works for a mixed-income area with a state-of-the-art elementary school, a grocery store and restaurants, office buildings, and a park lined with loft-style apartments and a hotel.
Loh presents vision to surrounding cities - Jan 31, 2012

University President Wallace Loh outlined his plan to connect the university with the surrounding communities last night at the "Four Cities Meeting," which marked his first opportunity to share his vision with neighboring city governments.

Freight Railroads to Spend a Record $13B on CapEx in 2012 - Jan 30, 2012

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Monday that the nation's freight railroads are projected to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 to expand, upgrade, and enhance the nation's freight rail network.

Cinemark Theatres to anchor $85M Towson Circle III - Jan 27, 2012

Cinemark Theatres will be the anchor tenant of Towson Circle III, an $85 million retail and restaurant development in downtown Towson that has been planned for a half decade.

Alonso wants to borrow $1.2 billion to repair city schools - Jan 25, 2012
Baltimore City's schools chief told state legislators Tuesday that he hopes to borrow $1.2 billion— six times more than the school system's current bonding authority — to pay for a massive and rapid overhaul of the city's crumbling public school buildings.
Tablets Take Off in Construction - Sep 12, 2011

When Paul Ozinga arrives on the jobsite, it doesn't take long for a small crowd of construction workers, superintendents and managers to gather around him. Their excitement isn't because he is bringing lunch or paychecks. It is for his iPad.

Ozinga, 27, has been using the Apple iPad to manage his accounts since the device was introduced last year. With a few taps of his finger, Ozinga can provide his clients with an instant price quote, sign off on a transaction, plan a concrete pour—he even shows superintendents where mixing trucks are stuck in traffic.