Harkins Awarded WaveMaker Award from ULI Baltimore
We are excited to announce that the DMG Foods project, a 7,000 sf non-profit grocery in Baltimore, MD, has received a WaveMaker Award from the Baltimore Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The tenth annual WaveMaker Awards program was held on October 4th, recognizing outstanding real estate development projects and visionaries in urban development in the Baltimore area.
The first of its kind for The Salvation Army Central Maryland and one of just a handful currently in the US, the Harkins Commercial Group jumped at the chance to work on this unique project. The Salvation Army bought an old warehouse in the Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore with plans to make an impact on people’s health in the community. We helped them transform it into a clean, affordable place for people to buy fresh and healthy food, learn smart spending habits, partake in social service offerings, and receive supplemental no-cost food items.
The store provides healthy and affordable food in East Baltimore for families and individuals receiving SNAP benefits. There is a butcher counter, deli, bakery, and dairy department, and 15,000 shelved items that are purchased for about 5 percent lower than tradition grocery stores. DMG also serves to address the need for specialized training opportunities in the grocery industry through a workforce development program and partnership agreements with several area supermarket chains.
Harkins was proud to bring this project to life, along with Banta Campbell Architects.
Lorax Partnerships Managing Director Crystal O’Hara, Banta Campbell Architects President Mark Banta, The Salvation Army of Central Maryland Social Services Director Peggy Vick, Harkins Senior Project Manager Matt DeGourse, The Salvation Army Regional Resource Development Director Amy Middleton, Harkins Vice President Mark Tillotson, and Harkins President and CEO Gary Garofalo.