January 26, 2010
Be prepared for an increase in construction materials costs in the first quarter of 2010. At least that's what the most recent producer price index (PPI) seems to indicate. The federal data from November shows sharp increases in key materials, including copper and brass mill shapes, steel mill products, and insulation materials.
“Public agencies and private owners contemplating construction projects should treat the PPI figures as a warning shot… Continue reading
January 18, 2010
Local agencies, hospitals and banks are among the Greater Baltimore businesses chipping in to support ongoing Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
The American Red Cross — Central Maryland Chapter said it has received the following gifts from its local corporate partners:
- $50,000 from Constellation Energy Group Inc.
- $50,000 from McCormick & Co. Inc., plus an employee match up to $25,000.
- $25,000 from W.R. Grace & Co. plus 100 percent… Continue reading
January 08, 2010
Finding a parking place on the crowded streets of Baltimore's midtown Mount Vernon neighborhood will get a bit easier on Monday, when a 1,245-space public parking garage opens adjacent to the University of Baltimore campus. The garage is the first component to open at The Fitzgerald at UB Midtown, a $76-million mixed-use apartment development by The Bozzuto Group of Greenbelt.
The garage, on Oliver Street and Mount Royal Avenue, provides public parking for educational and cultural… Continue reading
January 07, 2010
A new parking garage will open Monday at The Fitzgerald at UB Midtown in Baltimore as the first completed phase of the $76 million mixed-use apartment project, developer the Bozzuto Group said Wednesday.
The 1,245-space garage, adjacent to the University of Baltimore, will increase public parking in the Mount Vernon neighborhood and serve the university, cultural venues and residents of the Fitzgerald, which will have 275 luxury apartments and street-level shops… Continue reading
January 06, 2010
Townhouses and assisted living facility are in the plan
A developer has a construction date in mind to transform a long-vacant tract in Towson Manor Village into a mix of townhouses and assisted-living units.
Work on the roughly 9 acres of overgrown grass on the north side of Burke Avenue may begin in the spring of 2011, according to representatives of the Greenbelt-based Bozzuto Group, which is developing the property.
Staff for the county is expected to… Continue reading
December 21, 2009
The past decade has seen a number of apartment industry chieftains who have emerged to leave their mark on the multifamily sector. As a result, Multifamily Executive consulted its Linkedin and Twitter followers, as well as industry experts, for recommendations. Here are the 10 individuals that wielded the greatest influence in the 2000s:
- Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Residential
- Ron Terwilliger, former chairman, Trammell Crow Residential
- Ric… Continue reading
November 17, 2009
The Bozzuto Group is helping launch a new sales and marketing firm that will provide general marketing work as well as pre-construction planning, product and green-building consulting, market research and sales staffing and training.
SalesMark is based in Greenbelt like its backer and was founded by Pam Meding, a founding partner of Baltimore-based Condo Sales & Marketing Partners and Columbia-based Builders 1st Choice.
The new company will take over Bozzuto’… Continue reading
November 05, 2009
Affordable housing that doesn’t look like affordable housing has been a mantra of progressive developers for some time, but what about affordable housing that is actually market-rate housing?
That was the goal with MetroPointe, a 173-unit community with 53 income-restricted units where residents across all income brackets share the same amenities and accoutrements of a Class A-plus, transit-oriented apartment community. Mission accomplished, says… Continue reading
November 04, 2009
Another housing option has popped up along the U Street corridor: View 14’s leasing center just opened this week.
Located at the intersection of 14th Street and Florida Avenue, the 185-unit building boasts Zipcar services on site, a game room with Nintendo Wii, a sculpture garden and two landscaped roof decks.
The condo-turned-apartment project took several years to wrap up, and construction will be “substantially completed” by mid-November, according to a press… Continue reading
Washington Business Journal: Bozzuto Group's MetroPointe at Wheaton Metro Named Mixed-Income Project of the Year
October 22, 2009
Multifamily Executive Magazine gave Bozzuto Development Company major kudos for its MetroPointe at Wheaton Metro project. The magazine called MetroPointe the mixed-income project of the year at it's 2009 Multifamily Executive and Developer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
The 173-unit MetroPointe project is the result of a partnership between Bozzuto and the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission.