City Offers Pigtown Library Site for a Mixed-Use Development

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Pigtown Library at 856 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. The City’s objectives for the project include a mixed-use building which includes a new library; job creation; tax generation; and a redevelopment that fits within the context of the Washington Village/Pigtown Urban Renewal Area.

The property has 65 ft. of frontage on Washington Blvd. and approximately 100 ft. of depth, which equates to 6,435 sq. ft. of total land area. The existing library is a one-story, 2,945 sq. ft. building that was once a bar.

BDC is encouraging developers who issue an RFP to propose a mixed-use building with residential, office, or other commercial spaces above the library space. The library must be at least 3,600 sq. ft. and include a children’s space, teen’s space, adult space, computer stations, a pubic meeting room, a staff area, mechanical rooms, and storage.

The site is in a Federal Opportunity Zone.

Proposals are due by October 26th.

This project could add to a growing number of multi-million dollar mixed-use developments along Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. The 15,000 sq. ft. culinary arts training center and restaurant Groundwork Kitchen is currently under construction at 925 Washington Blvd. and Bath House Square recently added eight apartments and a retail space that will have Milk & Honey Market at 906 Washington Blvd. An additional 30 apartments are proposed for the former St. Paul Episcopal School at 859 Washington Blvd.

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