2 East Wells Planning Underway as 1901 South Charles Opens

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

More than 50 South Baltimore residents made their way to the brand new 1901 South Charles apartment building on Wednesday night to hear more about the new 2 East Wells development across the street as well as tour the new apartments and amenities of 1901 South Charles.  Hosted by property managers WPM Real Estate Group and developers Chesapeake Realty Partners, the neighbors met in the lounge and demonstration area where the Orioles game played on the televisions. There was also an array of food provided by Rowhouse Grille.

1901 South Charles is now officially open with 15 apartments currently leased. They are also currently reviewing 32 rental applications.  “We are already exceeding expectations and some phase one floor plans are currently sold out,” Property Manager Candace Thompson told the crowd.  She also offered tours of the building which included a model two-bedroom apartment, fitness and yoga room, as well as a great courtyard featuring steel beams from the original building, tables, benches, landscaping and more.  The building looks really great and for those interested in an apartment, you can stop by the building, visit their website or call 410-230-0999.

A big focus of the evening was for Jon Mayers, President of Chesapeake Realty Partners, was to meet neighbors whose homes surround 2 East Wells and begin conversations about any question or concerns about the future development.

The development is currently in the planning stages but the goal is for retail and apartments along Wells St. and parking for both. They also plan to have spaces available for monthly lease for residents in the area.

“We hope to really improve the streetscape along Wells by adding in crosswalks, landscaping, trees and pulling the new building further away from the street and many of the adjacent homes,” said Mayers.  When asked about participation in Area 30 Parking by representative Cynthia Griffin, Mayers replied, “We want nothing to do with Area 30 parking, we provide our own parking.”  This was a welcomed response to the large crowd.

Regarding timing, Mayers will bring plans to the September neighborhood meetings then, if approved, submit them to Baltimore City and apply for the building permits.  The building is also enrolled in the Maryland Voluntary Environmental Cleanup Program.

For those neighbors with any questions or concerns, please contact Jon before the September neighborhood meetings at [email protected].

Representatives were present from SBNA, Southside Neighborhood Association, West Federal Hill and Riverside.  Both SBNA and Southside will be active in the planning process and development.  Architect Mike Talbot will be the point person for the Design Committee of SBNA and can be reached at [email protected].  SBNA will be meeting next on September 4th at the Church of the Advent and Southside meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Ella Bailey Recreation Center.

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