Budget Season Hits the Homestretch

It’s May, and that means we are in the homestretch of the budget season. Now that members of the Finance Committee have reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2012 spending plans for each of the City’s departments and offices and the full City Council has heard from the public, council members are in full deliberation mode [...]

Mayor Talks More About Market House; City Council to Consider Lease Amendments Tonight

Mayor Cohen continues to make the case about why the Market House lease with Gone to Market LLC, a Baltimore-based developer of markets, makes economic sense. In an op/ed piece in The Capital on Sunday, the Mayor argues that the financial terms in the lease create the “incentive” for Gone to Market “to build up [...]

‘Right vision … right operator … right protections’

In his video message this week (10:14), Mayor Cohen walks through the highlights of the City’s negotiated Market House lease with Gone to Market LLC, a Baltimore-based developer of markets. He explains what’s in the lease and what’s not. From the mayor’s perspective, the 30-year lease “reflects the priorities of the City Council” because it [...]

Big Step Forward on Market House: City of Annapolis, Gone to Market Strike Lease Deal

As the adage goes, all good things come in time. After months of deliberations between the City and Gone to Market LLC over the Market House, Mayor Cohen announced that a deal has been reached with the Baltimore developer on a proposed 30-year lease for the historic market at the foot of City Dock. The [...]