In March 2020, the attorney and architect representing the New York-based investors who own 1700 Eutaw Place—the large and longtime vacant apartment building just to the north of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School—introduced plans to renovate the building. Their plans have been on hold on account of COVID-19 but recently have been revived.
The property at the northeast corner of Eutaw and Wilson Street is technically in Bolton Hill, yet its renovation likely will have a more direct impact on Madison Park. While renovating the building is everyone’s goal, the community would like to see it redeveloped in a manner that attracts tenants who themselves want to be part of the life of both neighborhoods, and there are lingering concerns with potential on-street parking congestion around the property.
In exchange for their support to renovate the building with 24 apartments (previously there were 18) and no off-street parking options for residents with vehicles, BHCA and the Madison Park Improvement Association are negotiating a joint memorandum of understanding to ensure that the owner executes the project responsibly; contributes to greening efforts on the Eutaw Place median; maintains a clean area around the building; and uses a management company responsive to community concerns that arise.
Construction could start as soon as late spring and should take 12 to 24 months to complete.
– David Nyweide