Filed under: News | Tags: Baltimore Development Corp., Baltimore Historic Propeties, demolition, Westside Superblock
Baltimore Demolition Watch
According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the Baltimore Development Corp. will begin demolishing several buildings in the 200 Block of Lexington street whose “soon-to-be-razed properties on Baltimore’s west side will be sold to a partnership between the Cordish Co. and Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation as part of a deal struck between them and the Baltimore Development Corp. in August 2007″.
The article also states that “the BDC, the city’s economic development arm, did not disclose the scope of what the Cordish-Weinberg partnership is planning to build at the site, and representatives from the Cordish Co. could not immediately be reached for comment”.
There are several historic buildings located within the Westside project slated for development. In December, the Baltimore Sun reported that opponents of revitalization plans for the West Baltimore “Superblock” took their case to Maryland’s highest court objecting “to Lexington Square’s project because it wouldn’t save certain buildings targeted for preservation in a 2001 agreement signed by city and state officials”.
Despite objections, demolition appears to be moving forward.
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