PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jecgi8z wrote

Yeah, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's a pipe dream. Residents in this area have too little wealth to support niche retail like antique shops. You need places with high median income, like Howard County, to support antique dealers and even that's been difficult in that area after the Ellicott City flooding decimated their historic retail street. If they can't do it, I see no hope for the Howard Street area. Better it turned into more diverse retail options.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_je16rs3 wrote

Reply to comment by avoca_ho in Sketchy areas in Baltimore? by [deleted]

Okay, maybe I was a little harsh because the post came off as so clueless. But, i honestly don't think just saying: read this and you'll understand WHY you should avoid high crime neighborhoods gets at what OP was asking. They were obviously looking for a list/map or whatever of areas they should avoid which tells me they put no effort into figuring this out themselves beforehand. I was less upset about the same question on crime coming up and moreso frustrated at the general laziness the internet seems to create. It's easy to just hop on here and ask away and wait for someone to do the work for you.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_je10bo0 wrote

This question has been asked repeatedly on here, and since you're in college I assume you can use the search function to look for those posts... so I'm gonna turn the question back on you and ask this: Why do you think it would be a good idea to get a job, and the sole purpose of the job, is to drive around a place that you aren't familiar with?? Did you decide not to do any research prior to saying, "I'm gonna be a delivery driver?"


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jdpc5m4 wrote

Among the things that others said regarding the public resources and services and how accessible they are, I would suggest reaching out directly to JHU to see how they can accommodate your needs. Have you done so yet? When you are paying 10's of thousands of dollars to get an education there that money goes toward making sure your ability to get the education you paid for is not inhibited by any quality of life issues that may arise. I think the impression that people get when they become part of large institutions like John's Hopkins, whether it be for work or for school, is that they are privileged to be there and they should just not jeopardize that relationship by rocking the boat. In reality, this should be a symbiotic relationship between the two parties as the school wants the best outcomes for their staff and students to further the overall mission and productivity of the organization.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jdnl0fz wrote

Thank you for the rational reply with more information. The sheer mass panic that is expressed over the past day or so on here is a bit much, although skepticism and the desire for more information is indeed warranted. Let's ask more questions and get to the bottom whether this is indeed safe. I can't see the EPA making this decision and risking ANOTHER ecological disaster that has the potential to impact a major metro area and the largest estuary in the United States.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jcw6inp wrote

I mean, there's only so much you can do as a legislator. That is, pass laws and form committees to hold people accountable on the public record. The executive branch is where the regulatory practices are conducted, and laws are enforced. If you want to be angry at something, be angry at the bureaucratic processes from that side, not something that was never set up to "act" in the first place.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jc0hhah wrote

How would one's quality of life be diminished by building additional housing? Lemme ask this, how are you defining "quality of life" here? If the public facilities and infrastructure is adequate for additional development to be approved, then theoretically quality of life should not be diminished, unless this is a personal preference in which that's not applicable as a reason to prevent the development.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jbzjoyl wrote

Want to just provide some perspective from a 3rd party who has no emotional tie to this neighborhood or company, as things can get a bit bogged down in hurt feelings when change comes to one's community:

I know it's disappointing that a community asset will potentially be taken away, but when you establish that asset as A LOAN TO THE COMMUNITY from the beginning you are just setting yourself up for that disappointment eventually. Yes, it's UA's land, and you can certainly ask nicely for them to donate it out of the good of their hearts, but you cannot get angry when they don't do that. To get angry at UA for doing that is being just as bad as a neighbor as you think they are being for demanding they be charitable when they have no obligation to do so. Also, as the petition states: "There are multiple benefits available to Under Armour, and we would like to have an opportunity to continue to shape the future of this space together," but I really don't think that's the case. UA is moving to Port Covington in the next 1-2 years, so what happens to a small community garden a mile away from their campus is no concern for a Fortune 1,000 company.


PleaseBmoreCharming t1_jbct7k6 wrote

Okay, well that's very helpful and may make some of the other comments so far seem a little bit inaccurate in the comparisons since (as far as I can tell) William James College isn't in Boston proper where Loyola technically is in the city and much closer to downtown Baltimore.

Both seem to be fairly similar in terms of leafy suburbs, but not sure if you are intending to live on campus or not.