Multiple developers had tried to re-develop this property in center city Baltimore and all had abandoned the project. The existing building was a four-story bowling alley built in the 1930’s. The property had a large footprint but limited exterior exposure. The number of apartments that could be accommodated in the existing building was very small and made the project financially impractical.
The site had two vacant lots adjacent to the building one was part of the site and the other a city owned lot. There was also an arcane zoning height restriction on this block.
By incorporating these vacant sites and having the zoning height limitation waved we were able to have approved a 20-story apartment building, increasing the occupancy to 240 units, which made the development an excellent investment that was missed by previous developers.
Number of apartments, 240 apartments
Number of parking, 85 parking spaces