Reshaping the Neighborhood – Walbrook Mill

Reshaping the Neighborhood Commercial projects that affect the prospects for small developers. On occasion, larger-scale commercial and mixed-use projects have such a significant scale that they reshape the surrounding neighborhood, and in some cases make it substantially more feasible for small developers to do rehab work. This spotlight on [...]

New affordable housing project in Hampden gets $1M boost from city

Financing for another affordable housing project in the city has come together with the approval of a $1 million loan by Baltimore’s spending panel Wednesday, The 47-unit Flamingo Place Apartments project is planned for a small parcel of land in Hampden, located west of Falls Road and near West [...]

The Walbrook Mill project, near Coppin State, rises from a sawdust past

A few weeks after the Freddie Gray disturbances at North and Pennsylvania avenues in 2015, developer James Riggs deliberated whether he and his firm should embark upon a $21 million project to resurrect a beleaguered city block a mile away. “I stepped back, considered all the bad publicity, and [...]

Affordable Light Street apartments, but no liquor in the basement

Workers from Southway Builders were puzzled initially by the presence of a rectangular well in the basement of 22 Light St., a commercial structure being converted into 40 units of affordable housing in downtown Baltimore. This swimming pool-like depression in the cellar was part of the operation of the [...]

Connie’s Chicken & Waffles owners plan food hall near Coppin State

Connie’s Chicken & Waffles started out as a single stall at Lexington Market in 2016. Three years later, the team behind the eatery is getting ready to manage an entire food hall. Brothers Shawn and Khari Parker are assembling a roster of tenants — including the newest addition to [...]

Construction to begin at Rock Spring Station

Rock Spring Station, located in the popular Forest Hill community of Harford County, Maryland, is scheduled to open in 2019.  The 54-unit affordable housing project will offer residents one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, and is in close proximity to many neighborhood amenities.  The community will also feature commercial/retail space. [...]

Merritt Station Apartments and Retail

Merritt Station Apartments, located in Dundalk, Baltimore County, Maryland, was completed in mid-2018 and boasts the largest affordable apartments in the area.  Residents enjoy many new amenities at Merritt Station, including an on-site dog park, fitness center, library and laundry room, ample surface lot parking, and optional rental garages.  [...]

Towns at Woodfield – Opening Summer 2018

The Towns at Woodfield is a 62-unit rental townhouse community located in Windsor Mill, Baltimore County, Maryland.  It has easy access to I-695 and I-70.  All townhouses contain 4 bedrooms, private entrances, mudrooms, in-unit laundry, spacious storage and closets, plus front porches and rear patios. Financing was sourced from [...]