Friday, February 22, 2013
The developer for the university owned lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets wants to include a grocery store in its plans.
(UPDATE 3:57 p.m.)—The developers of the Johns Hopkins University owned lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets are interested in including a grocery store in the planned development—an alarming proposal for a locally owned grocer across the street. Jerry Gordon, owner of Eddie’s Market of Charles Village, said he recently learned during a conference call with Hopkins officials that developer Armada Hoffler was considering including a grocery store in its plans for the lot. "If a big store came in there it would be very detrimental," Gordon said. Eddie’s Market has been in Charles Village for 50 years, and Gordon said he’s worried that run could come to an end if a new store is developed across the street. But Gordon, along with Councilwoman Mary…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's readers' turn to share their thoughts for new developments in North Baltimore.
Three major planned North Baltimore developments, long on hold, have taken major steps toward becoming reality. Johns Hopkins University announced a development team for the long vacant lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets into a mixed-use building, the redevelopment of the Rotunda is on track to begin this spring and 25th Street Station has cleared legal challenges regarding its planned unit development. Another significant redevelopment of a former tire shop in Remington into a theater, restaurant and office space is also set to begin in March. But what kind of development would you like to see happening in the area? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The lot has sat vacant for years after initial development plans fell through.
Armada Hoffler development team will develop the empty one-acre grass lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets in Charles Village into a mixed-use retail and residential complex. Johns Hopkins University, which owns the lot, announced the selection in a news release Friday. The lot has sat vacant for years after houses and businesses were demolished to make way for a proposed Struever Bros. Eccles and Rouse mixed-use development. However, following the economic collapse, the developer abandoned plans for it’s mixed-use project on the site and sold the land to the university in 2009. Since that time the land has been a grass covered, fenced in vacant lot. In October 2011, several residents turned the lot into a "public park" to advocate for the …