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Breaking Ground on new Retail Center in Ellicott City Area of Howard County

 Arcadia Square features frontage on Baltimore National Pike (MD Route 40) David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. has initiated construction activities on Arcadia Square, a 7000 square foot retail center featuring frontage and roadside visibility from Baltimore-National Pike (US Route 40) in the Ellicott City section of Howard County, Maryland. Consisting of two separate buildings representing… More

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Architecture review: Building design matters again in Baltimore

The good news is that there is plenty of construction to write about in Baltimore: Blueprints have been dusted off, cranes are up, concrete mixers out. Also good is that development is not limited to downtown, but is happening over a fairly wide swath of the city — while still leaving large disinvested parts.

The Mechanic Theatre is 80 percent demolished. Here’s what it looks like

Anyone visiting the corner of Baltimore and Charles streets recently is well acquainted with the demolition of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre. Since fall, heavy machinery has been chipping away at the heavily fortified concrete building, once heralded as Baltimore’s monument to Brutalism architecture. The building shuttered as a performance venue and sold 10 years… More

Pie Five Pizza Co. Signs Two Leases With David S. Brown Enterprises

Franchise owner Jeff Mengel intends to open twelve restaurants in Maryland market Owings Mills, MD (November 5, 2014) – Pie Five Pizza Co., a national franchise chain of fast-casual restaurants, has signed leases with David S. Brown Enterprises for two new locations in the central Maryland region, including a recently-opened site at Boulevard College Center… More

Metro Centre in Owings Mills signs its first full-service restaurant tenant

Eggspectation has signed a 5,600-square-foot lease at David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd.’s Metro Centre development in Owings Mills. It is the first major retail signing for what’s being envisioned as a sprawling mixed-use development that eventually will include 1.2 million square feet of office space and 200,000 square feet of retail. David S. Brown Chairman… More

After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive

Maryland developers are once again digging into plans to build near rail stations, a sign that the appetite for development projects focused on transit may be coming back. This week, developers will break ground on a new 700-car parking garage and commuter station in Savage, the first part of an 18.5-acre development anchored by a… More

Baltimore issues demolition permit for the Mechanic Theatre

David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd. has obtained a demolition permit to take down the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, the first sign since March 2013 that the company’s 32-story residential project is moving forward. The building might remain standing for a few more months, though. David S. Brown Chairman Howard Brown declined an interview request, but a spokesman for Brown… More

Luxury apartments open at Owings Mills Metro Centre

Baltimore County officials gathered at the Metro Centre of Owings Mills on Thursday to mark the opening of the transit-oriented development’s first luxury apartment buildings. The Metro Crossing apartments feature 232 units and amenities such as a fitness center and rooftop pool with barbecues. There are one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 700 to… More

Apartment Projects Approved by Baltimore’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel

Baltimore will soon greet a new high-rise building. Developer David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd. of Owings Mills has plans for a 30-story mixed-use development on the eastern edge of the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. According to The Baltimore Sun, the city’s design panel approved schematic designs for the proposed mixed-used office and residential tower… More