The beacon on HarborView’s tower will once again turn its lights back on after more than a year of renovations to the structure. It will kick off with a light show tonight starting at 830pm. From the HarborView release:
“Almost unprecedented” was the term continually used by Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group, a subcontractor of McCormick Taylor, and Wesley Mitchell of McCormick Taylor when describing the $10-$18 million per year in casino impact funds that will be coming to the South Baltimore communities.
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, a public safety forum was held for the Southern District of Baltimore City at the National Federation of the Blind in Riverside. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, Major Ian Dombroski, Fire Chief Niles Ford, and many police officers from the Southern District were on hand to address the safety concerns from residents of South Baltimore neighborhoods.
Starting in April, the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin mechanical street sweeping for all of Baltimore’s neighborhoods. This is great news for those who have been frustrated by the cleanliness of the streets throughout the city.
The Ryleigh’s restaurant group’s plans for Crossbar were approved on Thursday, February 20th by the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) thus expanding the liquor license from 12-14 E. Cross St. to 12-18 E. Cross St. However, the drawings for the plan, which included several zoning variances, were denied at the Baltimore City Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board (BMZA) yesterday, February 25th. The plan was approved by a 3-2 vote, but a 4-1 decision of approval is needed for projects to move forward.
After ten months of discussions, two proposals, hundreds of hours of negotiations, two liquor board hearings totaling more than eight hours, and three attempts to challenge the validity of the liquor license, the plan for Crossbar der Biergarten has been approved by the BLLC.
Although 2013 ended with a homicide in Sharp-Leadenhall on December 31st, South Baltimore’s Sector 4 saw a significant decrease in crime in 2013. Sector 4 includes the neighborhoods of Otterbein, Sharp-Leadenhall, Federal Hill, Federal Hill South, SBNA, Riverside, Locust Point, Ridgely’s Delight, Stadium Area, and portions of Barre Circle.