You may have noticed the sounds of heavy machinery on Eutaw Place, as well as the scent of freshly-cut lumber.
Construction has started at The Flats at Eutaw Place in Baltimore, a new 62-unit, market-rate apartment building with a neighborhood gastro pub planned for the ground floor.
The Flats is the second phase of redevelopment of the original 3.6 acre site of Memorial Apartments. The original site was subdivided to provide, in the first phase, for the $26 million renovation and preservation of 266 affordable units at Memorial Apartments — now renamed Linden Park Apartments — and to build market rate apartments to create a new mixed- income community.
The redevelopment of the site as a mixed-use, mixed-income community fulfills the neighborhood vision established in the HUD Choice Neighborhood Plan and fills in a “missing tooth” of the urban fabric on Eutaw Place and McMechen Streets. On McMechen Street, Linden Park Apartments provides affordable senior living in a state-of-the-art building. The new market-rate apartment building will house at least 50 units that achieve energy efficiency standards.
Strong support from the neighborhood and the City of Baltimore were key to facilitating the City zoning and approvals processes.
The apartment building was designed by Marks Thomas/Mosely Architects and is being built by Kinsley Construction. The community will have amenities such as a fitness center, a roof-top terrace and community space, bike storage, a dog park, gardens, and a ground floor gastro pub operated by the owners of Café Filí in Mount Vernon.
The building will be certified at the National Green Building Standards and Energy Star Homes. Construction costs are $10.4 million and total development costs are $14.2 million. The Flats is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019.