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.
The City Department of Planning hosted a “public information” meeting Feb. 10 about a bill (#21-0009) in the city council that affects most row houses in Bolton Hill and in other neighborhoods with large single-unit residential properties.
“As a park, it’s an impertinence. Who ever heard of a park seven row houses wide, enclosed rather sketchily by low brick walls?” That is how Sara Azrael in 1958, writing for the Roland Park Company’s Gardens, Houses and People magazine, characterized the little Bolton Hill garden now known as John Street Park.
The renovated, attractive building now known as Linden Park Apartments at 301 McMechen Street (between Jordan Street and Eutaw Place) is a contemporary reminder, if anyone needs one, of a time when pragmatic politicians of different parties worked together to do things that had a lasting, positive impact.
With a great burst of new year optimism, the BHCA Greening Committee is calling attention to a wide array of 2021 outdoor activities for neighborhood parks, along with a new map that pinpoints where each park is located.
Bolton Hill’s Legislative District 40 residents have a new delegate to the Maryland General Assembly, ritually named by the state’s Republican governor with the support of only four members of the city’s Democratic Central Committee.