Real Estate Overview: South Baltimore to Gain 598 New Housing Units

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Population growth is seen as a key to improving Baltimore, lowering property taxes, and improving city services. However, in an area like the South Peninsula, where occupancy rates are near 100%, new construction is needed for significant population growth. From 2000 to 2010, the area saw a population growth of 1,116 residents going from 18,145 to 19,261.

Since 2010, the area has seen the completion of major residential projects including 250 apartments at McHenry Row, 197 apartments at 1901 South Charles, and 93 apartments at 1111 Light Street. All of these have stayed near capacity thus adding 540 housing units to the peninsula. There has also been approximately 91 new- construction townhomes.

From our calculation, the South Peninsula, not including home rehabs, has 598 housing units either under construction or expected to begin in 2014. Let’s take a look at those projects.

Apartments:

2east22 East Wells
Number of Units-153
Status- Under construction
Expected Completion- Late 2014

1201 South Charles
Number of Units- 16
Status- Preliminary construction has begun
Expected Completion- 2015

Raffel Apartments
Number of Units- 59
Status- Preliminary construction has begun
Expected Completion- 2015

900 East Fort Ave.
Number of Units- 275
Status- Construction expected to start in Late Summer 2014
Expected Completion- 2015

New-Construction Townhomes:

Key’s Overlook
Number of Homes- 53
Status- Under construction
Expected Completion- First deliveries in mid-2014

40 East Randall 
Number of Homes- 5
Status- Under construction
Expected Completion- 2014

64 E. Heath St. 
Number of Homes- 1
Status- Under construction
Expected Completion- 2014
Note: This is new construction of one housing unit; not a home rehab.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1417 Webster St.
Number of Homes- 1
Status- Under Construction
Expected Completion- 2014
Note: This is new construction of one housing unit; not a home rehab.

Fort Ave. and Race St. 
Number of Homes- 13
Status- Preliminary construction has begun
Expected Completion- 2014

McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home at 130 E. Fort Ave.
Number of Homes- 5
Status- Construction expected to begin in early 2014
Expected Completion- 2014

Fort Ave. and S. Charles St. 
Number of Homes- 6 (3 renovations of former church properties, 3 new construction)
Status- Construction expected to begin in Spring 2014
Expected Completion- TBD

1700 Block of Marshall St. 
Number of Homes- 3
Status- Planning underway
Expected Completion- TBD

Ropewalk Lane and Clarkson St. 
Number of Homes- 11
Status- Planning underway
Expected Completion- TBD 

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