Breaking ground for the Flats at Eutaw Place

Construction began in late March on The Flats at Eutaw Place, a new 62-unit market-rate apartment building with a neighborhood gastro pub planned for the ground floor at the corner of Eutaw and McMechen St.

Flats at Eutaw
Rendering of planned development at The Flats at Eutaw.

Somerset Development Company, LLC, in partnership with New Community Partners, LLC and the non-profit Memorial Apartments Corporation (MAC) has undertaken this second phase in the redevelopment of the original 3.6 acre Memorial Apartments site.  The first phase of redevelopment involved the $26 million renovation and preservation of 266 affordable units at Memorial Apartments, now renamed Linden Park Apartments.

The March 20 groundbreaking ceremony. L to R: Carol Payne, Director of the HUD Baltimore Office; Michael Braverman, Commissioner of Baltimore City DHCD; Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Council President; developer Nancy Hooff; Mayor Catherine Pugh; developers Bill Whitman and Jim Campbell; City Councilman Eric Costello.

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 St. Key to the project’s feasibility is a Baltimore property tax credit program for building of 50 units or more 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.
Designed by Marks Thomas/Mosely Architects and built by Kinsley Construction, The Flats at Eutaw Place will feature amenities such as a fitness center, a roof-top terrace and community space, bike storage, a dog park, gardens, and a ground-floor gastropub operated by the owners of Café Filí in Mount Vernon. The building will be certified at the National Green Building Standards and qualify as 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.