COPT plans to build additional 100,000 square feet at Columbia Gateway

Corporate Office Properties Trust could break ground in the next year on another 100,000 square feet of office space at Columbia Gateway and has plans to renovate another 40,000 square feet of office space in the area, company chief operating officer Stephen Budorick said Tuesday. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Salisbury dangles connection fee waiver to lure developers

Developers have a new incentive to choose the Crossroads of Delmarva. The Salisbury City Council created a more than $1 million pot to help offset construction fees for projects slated for downtown or the city’s Enterprise Zone. The move doesn’t infuse those projects with actual cash. Rather, those who qualify receive a waiver for water and sewer connection fees, called equivalent dwelling units. (Daily Times)

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IWIF changing name and structure

IWIF is changing its name and corporate structure on Oct. 1, the workers' compensation insurer said Tuesday. The state's largest workers' compensation provider will become Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Co. and stop operating as an independent state agency. Under changes being made as a result of state legislation last year, the newly named entity will become a non-stock, not-for-profit, private insurance company that will sell workers' compensation insurance in Maryland. (Balt. Sun)

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Foes of compressor station ask for review

A local grass-roots group wants the Maryland Department of the Environment to consider a recent study that tags the Old Line State with the highest percentage of premature deaths due to long-term exposure to air pollution than any other state before the state agency makes a decision on Dominion Transmission Inc.’s request for an air quality permit for its proposed gas compressor station in Myersville. (News-Post)

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'Creative' development in Montgomery is key to attracting millenials, planner says

Attracting “millenials” is the key to Montgomery County’s future development, the county’s planning director told upcounty residents. The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board held their first meeting with Planning Director Gwen Wright, who was hired July 1. Representatives from Germantown, Gaithersburg, Damascus, Clarksburg, Comus, Goshen, Dickerson and Montgomery Village attended. Millenials, who were born in the 1980s and early 1990s, can generate income for their jurisdictions without using county-provided services like senior centers or public schools, Wright said. (Gazette)

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Towne Park acquires 100 valet locations

Annapolis parking management firm Towne Park Ltd. recently added to its portfolio of health care valet operations by buying 100 locations from Massachusetts-based Curbside Hospitality Inc. The purchase - for an undisclosed sum - includes the addition of 800 employees, said Towne Park spokesman Michael Beckerman. (Capital)

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Atlantic City rolls out latest 'Do AC' ad blitz in Baltimore

You saw them doling out free massages at the Grand Prix and Artscape. And you’ve seen the television spots with the message “Do AC.” They’re not going away. The Atlantic City Alliance will continue to target Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York with an extended “Do AC” campaign promoting the New Jersey casino resort town as a fall travel destination. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Law firm Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer leases Towson office

Law firm Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer PC has leased about a third of the space at 305 Washington Avenue in downtown Towson. The firm, which has 21 attorneys, is taking 17,295 square feet in the 52,800-square-foot building, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services LLC said Tuesday. Lease terms were not disclosed. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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