Spotlighters Theatre patrons sit in the round — or actually in the square — sometimes within a foot of the actors on stage. It's an intimate experience that has drawn people for 54 years to the tiny basement theater on St. Paul Street. Fuzz Roark doesn't want to lose that intimacy as he works to secure a new home for the 65-seat theater. If all works out, the theater will renovate and move into the old Read's Drug Store on Howard Street and expand to up to 110 seats. Spotlighters would join Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome on the city's west side.
Two recently completed affordable apartment buildings in Baltimore, the M on Madison at 300 W. Madison St. and the Lillian Jones Apartments at 1303 Greenmount Ave., demonstrate how far affordable housing has come from “the projects” of the past.
A former section of abandoned houses in Baltimore’s Johnston Square neighborhood is about to come to life with a $16 million housing development. Baltimore-based French Development Company and Empire Homes of Maryland are breaking ground Tuesday on a 74-unit apartment complex on 1.4 acres at 1303 Greenmount Ave. The site is adjacent to Baltimore’s Station North Arts District.
BALTIMORE, MD (April 17, 2012) – Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano, Empire Homes and the French Company for the groundbreaking of the new Lillian Jones Apartments. The former site was plagued with vacant properties and lots in the 1300 block Greenmount Avenue and will be the new location for the 74- unit apartment building containing a mix of 1BR, 2BR and 3BR apartments on an approximately 1.4 acre parcel of land in the Johnston Square neighborhood. The development expands on the investment made in the Station North Arts District and historic Midtown Baltimore.