The Locust Point Festival has been schedule for Saturday, September 20th from 11am-6pm at Latrobe Park.
Let’s take a look at all of the South Baltimore businesses and individuals recognized as 2014 winners of Baltimore Magazine’s ‘Best of Baltimore.’ Congrats all around – make sure to pick up a copy of the August issue and check them out!
“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.
Baltimore developer Urban Living by Zahlco is currently underway on the redevelopment of the Eklof Building in Ridgely’s Delight. The project, which will face Portland Ave. and Washington Blvd., will be called 613 Portland Ave. and will include 30 luxury apartments as well as a retail space.
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.
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.
As always, covering the business community in South Baltimore keeps us busy here at SouthBMore.com. There are thousands of businesses in the area with many always coming and going. While we saw some favorite neighborhood businesses close their doors, 2013 was another year where the small business community of South Baltimore took a big step forward overall.