State Sen. Antonio Hayes (D), whose legislative District 40 includes Bolton Hill and most of West Baltimore, says he plans to revive a neighborhood alliance to help determine the future of the soon-to-be-empty 28-acre State Center complex at the south edge of the neighborhood.
Bolton Hill‘s Sav-a-Lot grocery has a new owner, a new paint job and signage and, if you believe its new manager, a determination to better serve the neighborhood with fresher produce and meats and an expanded range of national and local brands.
The director of the new development authority, which hopes to accelerate development and renewal along the West North Avenue corridor, says he does not support emphasizing additional affordable housing in the area.
With his term-limited administration winding down, Gov Larry Hogan (R) has made the city an offer it probably should refuse: take possession of the aging State Center 28-acre campus once it is emptied out of all state workers.
Since long before the COVID pandemic began, developer David Bramble has been promising to get started on the first phase of a three-stage development on Bolton Hill’s north border that someday may include new market rate townhouse residences, 200 apartments, retail space and even a supermarket.
In September 2016 developers David Bramble and Mark Renbaum announced that they would be kicking off a major building project on the Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill North Avenue corridor: a mix of townhouses, apartments and retail shopping that would become the gateway to West Baltimore.
The family-run hardware store on McMechen Street survived the economic collapse of 2008, the Freddy Gray uprising and two years of COVID shutdowns and supply shortages, but Micky Fried, who runs the place, has posted going-out-of-business signs and said the store would close sometime in June.