January 16, 2012, 5am PST
Investment in improving public spaces seen as key to keeping and attracting businesses and residents in Baltimore.
November 26, 2011, 11am PST
Baltimore's City Council has voted to not approve a bill that would provide non-profit urban farmers tax breaks, leaving some officials steamed.
September 12, 2011, 9am PDT
Howard County, Maryland's Agricultural Land Preservation Program has taken advantage of the down market to purchase more than 1,000 acres of farmland.
August 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
Anne Arundel County, Maryland is embroiled in a debate over controversial zoning changes to rural areas that Executive John R. Leopold is calling "egregious spot zoning".
April 15, 2011, 12pm PDT
A House bill in Maryland that would have created overlay districts around train stations failed to pass, but N.J. Slabbert writes that the ideas were solid and should find new life in a different form.
August 25, 2010, 5am PDT
The idea of a magnetic levitation train has been bubbling for decades, but has yet to materialize in the U.S. Some say the idea is a pipe dream, but this column from <em>The Baltimore Sun</em> says the idea just needs the right home.
July 12, 2010, 7am PDT
Dan Rodricks has been reading a lot of "good news" about new residential building permits being taken out around Baltimore, and questions whether new development is always a good sign.
April 11, 2010, 7am PDT
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake wants to turn the city's west side into an arts district. This article from <em>The Baltimore Sun</em> argues that the city already has enough arts districts and should focus efforts on those.
January 9, 2010, 5am PST
New parking lots and obstructed views of historic buildings would be forbidden under a new set of zoning rules being discussed for downtown Baltimore.
September 6, 2009, 5am PDT
Annapolis, Maryland has had a popular beautification program to fill downtown with flowers, but with recent layoffs and cuts, the true value of the program has come into question.
August 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
Seeking federal stimulus dollars for its own set of "shovel ready" projects, Maryland submitted an application to the Federal government for $360 million to improve its passenger rail system.
February 2, 2009, 7am PST
Accessory apartments benefit society and the economy, and it's time for tax credits to promote them, according to this oped from Patrick H. Hare and George W. Liebmann.
December 13, 2008, 11am PST
A proposed $150 million superblock development in Baltimore's West Side has faced numerous obstacles, including significant resistance from historic preservationists who want to see more of the historic retail district preserved.
November 18, 2008, 7am PST
Repairing the nation's infrastructure is a good move on to-be President Obama's part, as it also creates jobs "that lead to the creation of still more jobs."
November 1, 2008, 5am PDT
Planners in Baltimore have unveiled a 30-year plan to remake its arts district into a mixed-use, transit-oriented, regional destination.
October 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
Budget cuts have resulted in new overtime caps imposed on the Maryland Transit Administration, causing delays and even cancellations of some bus runs.
October 3, 2008, 9am PDT
Harundale Mall, one of the first enclosed malls built in the country, is now a strip mall. This article contains an examination of its somber decline and the direction in which Harundale--and other malls--may be headed next.
August 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
At last count, the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse includes six regular bike commuters including up-and-coming pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.
July 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that living in poor and violent neighborhoods can significantly increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.</p>
June 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>West Baltimore residents and community groups see a new light rail project as their way up for their blighted neighborhood.</p>