South Baltimore Gains 16+ Parking Spots Plus Garage Spaces

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are few things that generate more conversations in South Baltimore than parking and, because of this, real estate developments are often met with skepticism because of their impact on it. Now, with construction completed at the 2 East Wells development, which includes 153 new apartments, 3910 sq. ft. of retail and a 260-car parking garage, new parking spots are available for the community. 

To’s calculation, the redevelopment of this property, which was formerly a warehouse and home to McCall, has created at least 16 new street parking spots. Approximately eight new spots were created on the Harden Ct. alley behind the 1800 block of S. Charles St. and six new spots were created behind the western half of the unit block of E. Barney St. The removal of curb cuts on the Wells St. sidewalk in front of 2 East Wells has additionally added approximately two more spots.

On the opposite side of Wells St., two spots are currently unavailable on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm. These signs are present since the building where 2 East Wells stands was a warehouse with loading docks that needed room for delivery trucks to pull in and out. These signs will likely come down now that the development is complete thus creating two additional permanent parking spots.

The alley between 2 East Wells and the unit block of E. Barney St. was largely widened allowing for the six new spots on the western half of the block and creating room for car transport on the eastern half of the block. There are 11 houses on this block that can now potentially add new parking pads.

2 East Wells also recently leased 32 of the parking spots in its garage to area residents. There is a waiting list now in place and a chance more spots will become available to area residents in the future.

The future retail at 2 East Wells will also have 29 dedicated parking spots and each apartment includes a parking spot. Of the 153 total apartments, 121 are studios or one-bedroom apartments.

The Charm City Circulator was also working with the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association on a Purple Line extension that included a stop at the corner of Wells St. and S. Charles St. While the future of that spot is currently up in the air, many efforts are in place to make it come to fruition.

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