Demolition Begins on the 1800 and 1900 Blocks of South Hanover Street

| August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Caves Valley Partners (CVP) has started demolition of the properties that make up the western section of the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St. in South Baltimore. The properties are comprised of a former one-story warehouse at 1800 S. Hanover St. and the former Middleton & Meads property which occupies the entire 1900 block of S. Hanover St. and the western section of the 1800 block of S. Hanover St. After clearing the site CVP will be selling the properties to Wood Partners, which is planning two new apartment buildings totaling 525 apartments.

Middleton & Meads recently completed its relocation to Carroll-Camden Industrial Area.

Wood Partners was approved last July at BMZA for a six-story, 267-unit apartment building with a 367 parking spaces, a garage, and a 1,000 sq. ft. retail space on the 1800 block of S. Hanover St. The building design was presented to to Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP) this past June. This building is expected to begin construction this coming winter.

Wood Partners was approved last month by BMZA for a six-story, 258-unit apartment building with 370 parking spaces, a garage, and 1,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail on the 1900 block of S. Hanover St. The project did not need any variances from BMZA, but did need a conditional use for the required height of the building. Wood Partners has not provided SouthBMore.com with additional details about when it intends to start construction on Phase Two.

The team at Wood Partners is hoping the development will slow down what they call a very “vehicular-centric” S. Hanover St. The new buildings will have larger setbacks off the curb than existing biding and will have “lush plantings” surrounding the edges of the development.

The South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (SBNA) worked with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation in recent years to install traffic calming medians on the 1700 and 1800 blocks of S. Hanover St. SBNA also had a new ‘South Baltimore’ sign installed last month at the northeast corner of E. Wells St. and S. Hanover St.

Executive Managing Parter of Wood Partners Scott Zimmerly told SouthBMore.com they were attracted to the site due to its proximity to both Federal Hill and Port Covington. The site is a block from Port Covington, where a 235-acre development is getting underway by the Port Covington Development team.

Photo courtesy of Jason Lamontagne

Site photos before demolition began

Rendering for the 1800 block of S. Hanover St. courtesy of Wood Partners and Design Collective

New ‘South Baltimore’ sign across the street from the project site

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