Seawall Selected to Rehab Remington Homes

Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano still has to officially sign off on the decision.

A Baltimore City panel has selected Seawall Development Corporation to rehabilitate nine city owned homes in the 2800 block of Remington Avenue.

A spokeswoman for Baltimore Housing said she wasn’t sure if Commissioner Paul Graziano had officially signed off on the decision yet, but confirmed Seawall’s selection.

The city announced it was looking for developers to rehab the homes in late December, and set a February deadline for responding to the request for proposals for the properties. A request for proposal is a process city government goes through to solicit bids from private contractors.

Seawall has already done a large-scale renovation project in the Remington neighborhood. They rehabbed a previously vacant building at 26th and Howard streets and turned it into the mixed-use Miller’s Court Development.

“Obviously we’d be pleased if that is the result,” said Joan Floyd, president of the Remington Neighborhood Alliance.

Floyd, on behalf of the Remington Neighborhood Alliance, sent a letter to Graziano urging the city to choose Sewall.

“Of the three proposals considered by the RNA in close consultation with resident homeowners of the block, only Seawall’s proposal satisfies our essential criteria,” she wrote in the letter.

Do you think Sewall is the right choice to rehabilitate these homes? Tell us why or why not in the comments.

ralahinn1 March 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I think this is a good choice and I look forward to the results, it is sad to see the area as it currently is
Able Baker March 28, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Normally I'd be suspicious of anything the RNA supported, but Seawall has done a great job on Miller's Court, and I'd like to see them continue.
Christian May 09, 2012 at 01:30 PM
The RNA is the only official community association in Remington and has repeatedly worked in the community to make it a better and safer place to live. The President of the Association has worked tirelessly to make sure that the rights of the residents of that community have been protected and represents what the community wants. It is strongly supported by the community and functions in a democratic manner. Certainly there should be no complaint about representing the community in a democratic manner.


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