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Event Photos: 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards

Thank you for attending the 9th Annual WaveMaker Awards of 2017 at the Monument City Brewing Company Building!  This year, we had more than 450 attendees! To view photos from the event, click HERE.    

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Young Leaders Tour Ellicott City

Written by Katie Fink, Lorax Partnerships LLC– On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders met at the Phoenix Emporium on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City to take a walking tour and learn about the revitalization efforts following the devastating flood of 2016. While at the Phoenix Emporium, representatives from Howard County Economic Development Authority recapped the events of the flooding, the companies and properties that were damaged, and how the community rallied together to rebuild. Impressively, Ellicott City has retained nearly all of the original businesses … Read More

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The New Experience: The Transformation of Retail Settings into Unique Places

On Thursday, September 14th, industry experts gathered to discuss the state of retail, the industry’s response, and what defines the new ‘third place’ in this evolving landscape. This ULI/ABC/AIA program was held at Tabrizi’s Restaurant and drew more than 80 guests. Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI Washington, moderated the discussion and introduced the program by defining this third place as safe, accessible, casual, social, walkable and pedestrian/bike /car friendly. Jim Agliata, Vice President of Development, Westfield, one of the world’s largest owners of retail centers, stated that Westfield is … Read More

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Program Presentation: Creating Successful Gathering Places in Today’s Evolving Landscape

Presentation slides used during Joint Program with ABC Baltimore & AIA Baltimore Keynote Speaker & Moderator: Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI Washington Panelists: Jim Agliata, Vice President of Development, Westfield, LLC Nick Egelanian, President, Siteworks Retail Grant Ehat, Managing Partner, Willard Retail Bryce Turner, President & CEO, BCT Architects & Chairman, DDG  

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3rd WLI Dinner Series: Mentors, Relationships, and Hard Work

Written by Megan Ryan, Barton Malow Company- On Wednesday, September 13th, the Women’s Leadership Initiative gathered at Blue Hill Tavern to participate in a panel discussion with three women business owners, Chickie Grayson, Enterprise Homes, Joan Floura, Floura Teeter Landscape Architects and Denise Sullivan, Urban Green Environmental. With the discussion moderated by Alice Storm Jones, also of Floura Teeter, the panelists discussed how they came to own a business, common misconceptions about their chosen profession, their love for the Baltimore community and advice they would give other business owners. Each panelist … Read More

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New Student Scholarship Program

The new Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship Program offers 10 local students a one-year ULI Student membership.  Scholars selected will gain access to Etkin Johnson Student Scholar-only events, free admission to District Council programming, committee meeting participation, volunteer events, and networking opportunities.  The program will run from mid-September 2017-May 2018. Benefits & Resources: 570-member ULI Baltimore community of developers, architects, bankers, brokers, construction managers, planners, public officials and many more disciplines Registration to the upcoming ULI Baltimore WaveMaker Awards ULI Baltimore’s 120+ Young Leaders Group network Insider tours of innovative new … Read More

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Content Before Cocktails: Anthem House

On Thursday, June 1st, ULI Baltimore hosted a “Content Before Cocktails” event at the new Anthem House in the heart Locust Point. Anthem House was developed in collaboration with War Horse LLC, Bozzuto Development Group, and Solstice Partners LLC, Standing nine stories tall and positioned toward the water. Anthem House bids many of its 292-apartment unit’s picturesque views of the city’s renowned harbor. The high-rise community also includes 20,000 square feet of vibrant retail and 449 parking spaces. Designed to foster wellness and cultivate community, the building offers various amenities, … Read More

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ULI Baltimore Featured in Urban Land Magazine

Baltimore’s New Zoning Hoped to Boost More Mixed-Use Development By Archana Pyati, August 8, 2017- The long-awaited revision to Baltimore’s zoning code, which took effect in June, includes a highly anticipated new zoning category—“industrial mixed-use”—which both city officials and local developers hope will spur economic development while preserving neighborhood character throughout the city. “We’re really hopeful that this new code . . . will help remove some barriers and provide some new tools to fuel more development in underserved areas across the city,” Tom Stosur, Baltimore’s director of planning, said during a ULI … Read More

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Young Leader Waterfront Development Tour Recap

Written by Megan Ryan, Frederick Ward Associates- ULI Baltimore’s Young Leaders Group hosted a boat tour highlighting the new developments along Baltimore’s waterfront dramatically changing the city’s landscape while maintaining its character. The attendees boarded a water taxi in Canton Waterfront Park on Thursday, July, 27th to listen to representatives from Beatty Development, Questar, Sagamore Development, and Corporate Office Properties Trust present their projects. Charlie Bond, Development Manager at Beatty Development, explained the environmental challenges associated with development Harbor Point, a 28-acre brownfield site now consisting of the Exelon Building, … Read More

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YLG Giving Back: Highlandtown Elementary School Beautification

Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Young Leader’s worked to beautify Highlandtown Elementary / Middle School in partnership with the United Way’s Emerging Leaders United program. On Saturday, July 22nd, volunteers from the two young professional groups provided an updated look to both the exterior and interior of the school by expanding a student-run garden, landscaping around the school signage, and repainting lockers and the cafeteria. This coming school year, the students will pick up where the volunteers left off, planting flowers to enliven their school building and contributing to a mural. … Read More

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