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At One With Nature

At One With Nature A couple transforms a typical suburban home into a study in sustainable living. By Christianna McCausland | Photography by Jen Chase | November 2021   Drive by the home of Carri Beer and her husband, Michael Hindle, and you see it right away—this house is not like the others. Situated on…

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Environmental Development On The Reston National Golf Course

Lisa Mackem The previous Reston National Golf Course (RNGC) owners fought against Reston residents for the right to develop the golf course into a townhome community.  A four-year court battle resulted in a ruling to preserve the golf course as provided in the Reston Comprehensive Plan. In 2019, new owners bought the golf course. They…

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New Mural at The Hall in College Park Highlights Native Wildlife

A Baltimore street artist is painting a new mural at The Hall CP. Nether, who has done more than 100 murals mostly around Baltimore where he’s from, is using spray paint and paint sprayers to create a mural on the sides of the steel shipping containers that line the exterior of the College Park food hall and music venue.…

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Hollins Market Reopens After $1.25-Million Renovation

Baltimore Public Markets reopened Hollins Market last week following a $1-million interior renovation. The market was supposed to stay open during the renovation, but has been closed since March 19th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1-million renovation by Baltimore Public Markets, which owns the market, is in addition to a $250,000 exterior renovation by…

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Prominent Baltimore developers team up for Hollins-Roundhouse project

Two of Baltimore’s top developers have teamed up to continue efforts to redo the area surrounding historic Hollins Market. Scott Plank and Ernst Valery said Thursday they had formed a partnership to bring at least 12 new townhouses to the community by 2022. Plank’s War Horse Cities and the nonprofit War Horse Cities CDC have teamed up with…

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War Horse Cities Announces Key Partnerships In Hollins-Roundhouse Redevelopment Project

BALTIMORE, Maryland — BALTIMORE, Maryland — Scott Plank and the leadership team at War Horse Cities and War Horse Cities CDC are pleased to announce their partnership with Aequo Fund and the Corvus Property Intelligence for the next phase of their multi-year Hollins-Roundhouse community development project. Corvus Property Intelligence is a Baltimore-based real estate intelligence…

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War Horse Cities Announces Steve Jennings as President

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Scott Plank, CEO of War Horse Cities, a real estate development and investment company based in Baltimore, is proud to announce the promotion of Steve Jennings to the role of President. The decision went into effect in March of 2021.  Steve has served as CFO of War Horse Cities since September of…

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15 incredible hotel pools in the US from a docked barge in Maine to an infinity pool overlooking Colorado’s Red Rocks

Business Insider – April 6, 2021 A hotel pool is often the first thing we look for when researching a hotel, especially in warm-weather locations like Florida and Southern California, or when summer hits in the Northeast, Midwest, and other cooler climates. As travel takes off in a post-vaccine world, nothing beats the relaxing calm…

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Reston Investor, Philanthropist Donates $20K To Cornerstones

RESTON, VA — A local philanthropist and his family donated $20,000 to help Cornerstones provide support for Northern Virginia families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Plank, whose War Horse Cities purchased the Reston National Golf Course in 2019, and his family hosted a check presentation ceremony on Sept. 30 at the golf. The event…

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Cornerstones 50 Receives Major Donation from Plank Family Foundation

The Plank Family Foundation donated $20,000 to Cornerstones 50 to aid with safety-net and human services programs for families and individuals affected by COVID-19. Scott Plank, an impact investor and philanthropist, celebrated the donation made by he and his family in June at a recent employee gathering at Reston National Golf Course, according to a press release by…

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