The Walbrook Mill project, near Coppin State, rises from a sawdust past

A few weeks after the Freddie Gray disturbances at North and Pennsylvania avenues in 2015, developer James Riggs deliberated whether he and his firm should embark upon a $21 million project to resurrect a beleaguered city block a mile away. “I stepped back, considered all the bad publicity, and [...]

Affordable Light Street apartments, but no liquor in the basement

Workers from Southway Builders were puzzled initially by the presence of a rectangular well in the basement of 22 Light St., a commercial structure being converted into 40 units of affordable housing in downtown Baltimore. This swimming pool-like depression in the cellar was part of the operation of the [...]