As part of its preliminary approval of the state budget, the Senate voted to withhold $500,000 in general funds from Department of General Services until it document the costs for moving the Housing Department’s headquarters from a state-owned property in Crownsville to a proposed development at New Carrollton Metro station.Read More
Tag: Michael Gaines
The feasibility study that justified a controversial plan to move the Housing Department headquarters from Crownsville to New Carrollton has been a well guarded secret since 2010.
Current headquarters for the Housing and Community Development Department
The Crownsville headquarters for the Housing and Community Development Department
Del. Mary-Dulany James, D-Harford, wants Attorney General Doug Gansler’s opinion on whether the study can be released.Read More
At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the New Carrollton Metro. But what they got from Michael Gaines, assistant secretary for real estate of the Department of General Services, was little more information than had been had already been published.Read More
Under protests from Comptroller Peter Franchot, the Board of Public Works approved an emergency contract to build out a new home for the Annapolis-based Maryland Higher Education Commission in the same Baltimore building as the State Board of Education.Read More
Judge allows lawsuit blocking State Center to go forward; Institute refuses to rescind critical report of the project
A Baltimore judge has ruled that a lawsuit challenging the award of contracts to build State Center in midtown Baltimore will go forward, stopping construction of the $1.5 billion project until it is resolved.Read More
The sale of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Crownsville headquarters is being advertised online, and the deadline has been set for developers to voice their interest in building a new main office for the department near a Prince George’s County transit station to create more transit-oriented development.
Bids are due Feb. 1 to purchase the current housing department headquarters at 100 Community Place, Crownsville. The same deadline applies to the requests for information to build a replacement headquarters in Prince George’s County.Read More
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