Proposed Rotunda Redevelopment Receives Unanimous Approval

Grand Rotunda Renderings . Baltiimore Sun. (Staff photo by Jon Sham / July 15, 2012)

The developers of the proposed redesigned Rotunda cleared the final major hurdle before breaking ground on the proposed mixed-use project in Hampden. The Baltimore Planning Commission unanimously approved its staff’s recommendation to affirm the project’s design on Thursday afternoon. "The process is pretty well over… we need to pull a building permit and, you know, select a contractor and get started," said Chris Bell, a senior vice president with Hekemian & Co., the owner of the Rotunda. The commission approved the plans over the objections of some residents along 38th Street and Elm Avenue directly across from the mall. Credit Adam Bednar, see full article