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The Right of Way Division has moved

The Right of Way Division has moved from the Department of General Services (DGS) to the Department of Transportation (DOT) as of July 1, 2015. Since DOT maintains the City’s streets, alleys and sidewalks, moving the Right of Way Division to DOT will:

  • Streamline internal review processes, investigations and inspections by eliminating duplicative efforts.
  • Simplify and expedite consumers’ permit application processes.
  • Align DGS’s and DOT’s operations more closely with their respective missions.

This Division provides right-of-way permits, special events permits, street vendor licenses, minor privileges, easements and other agreements that allow usage of the City’s roads, alleys, and sidewalks. It also maintains real property databases for the City and sets property address numbers.

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The Department of General Services is committed to providing healthy work environments and safe reliable vehicles for City employees by delivering high quality and cost-effective support services to City agencies who serve Baltimore’s citizens and stakeholders. It takes a great team including planning, fleet management, facilities maintenance and more to produce fantastic results. Click on this link to view DGS’s FY2014 report: DGS FY2014 Accomplishments

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City and State Funds Committed to the Pheonix Shot Tower

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND July 30, 2015 – Baltimore City’s Department of General Services (DGS) is pleased to announce that an ongoing project to revitalize the Phoenix Shot Tower will be supplemented by a $90,000 grant recently awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to Carroll Museums Inc. The Shot Tower is owned by DGS and leased to Carroll Museums in a public-private partnership. These funds will be matched by $150,000 already appropriated in DGS’s capital budget.

Constructed of one million bricks, the Shot Tower was the tallest building in the United States until the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, was completed after the Civil War. One of only a very few similar buildings left in the United States, the Phoenix Shot Tower was used to make lead shot from 1828 to 1892. Molten lead was dropped from a platform at the top of the 234' tower through a sieve and into a vat of cold water. The Shot Tower was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.

The funds will be used to complete the design and implementation of new lighting and stair improvements at the Shot Tower. The goal is to improve safety along the interior stair and have better public access to reach the tower’s upper floors and roof. DGS will be managing the project in tandem with Carroll Museums, Inc.

“The Department of General Services is excited about working in a true public-private partnership with Carroll Museums, Inc. to bring this unique attraction back on line.” said DGS Director Steve Sharkey. “We commend their diligence in securing this grant which will help us get visitors to the top of the Tower.”

This grant is one of 52 that the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority recently awarded statewide. The grants support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland.

“Carroll Museums wants to provide an immersive experience at the Tower,” said Paula Hankins Carroll Museums Executive Director. “One that conveys the scale of the building and what it might have felt like to be a 19th century Tower worker. We also want guests to experience the historical narrative of Baltimore City using the 360 degree vista from the tower’s top. It’s a living “map” from Fort McHenry to Baltimore County.”

The Department of General Services is committed to providing healthy work environments and safe reliable vehicles for City employees by delivering high quality and cost-effective support services to City agencies who serve Baltimore’s citizens and stakeholders. 


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“Preserve the Past, Maintain the Present, Build a Sustainable Future!”

The Department of General Services (DGS) was created on July 1, 2009, having been a division of the Department of Public Works. DGS endeavors to make the City of Baltimore a leader in municipal energy efficiency, an innovator in the application of technology and a sustainable steward of government and community resources. And, our team saves taxpayers nearly $6 million each year through energy efficiency projects.

The Department of General Services has three divisions which provide services to City agencies and residents of Baltimore:

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

Fleet Management effectively manages the City’s vehicle operations and facilities.
Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance provides efficient operation, maintenance and improvement of City owned buildings.
Design & Construction

Design & Construction/Major Projects

Planning, Design and Construction provides the design, engineering, management and inspection of City-funded construction projects and manages property records for all properties located within the city limits.

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Steve Sharkey

Director
800 Abel Wolman Municipal Building
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3704
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Division Chiefs

Gary L. Holland, Chief of Staff
Administration Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD  21202
(410) 396-4362
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Robert Gibson, Chief
Fleet Management Division
The George L. Winfield Fleet Maintenance Facility
3800 E. Biddle Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
(410) 396-1010
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Stephen Stricklin, Chief
Facilities Maintenance Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Suite 700
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3702
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Bambi Stevens, Chief
Design & Construction /
Major Projects Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Room 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 396-4600
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