Light Industrial Development Proposed for Former Seton Keough High School

| April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

A bill is currently moving through the Baltimore City Council to convert the former Seton Keough High School campus at 1201 Caton Ave., which is also currently the home of Pre-K to 8th grade Holy Angels Catholic School, to a I-1 light industrial zoning. Seton Keough closed in 2017, and Holy Angels students will be able to transfer next year to Mother Mary Lange Catholic School which is under construction in Poppleton.

Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that Baltimore-based MRP is behind the development of this 34.15 acre property, though MRP declined to comment. The property has a 183,500 sq. ft. former school building, parking lots, playing fields, and a residential dormitory. The Archdiocese of Baltimore put out a request for proposals for the property on April 27th of last year.

From Baltimore Business Journal:

The developer is still negotiating a letter of intent with the Archdiocese for the purchase of the property, said Christian Kendzierski, an Archdiocese spokesman.

The property currently is an EC-1 Educational Campus Zoning. A change to I-1 would allow for light manufacturing, fabricating, processing, wholesale distributing, and warehousing uses. A Baltimore City Council Economic and Community Development meeting is schedule for April 13th to discuss the proposed zoning change.

The former Seton Keough High School campus is in the Wilhelm Park neighborhood adjacent to the Morrell Park and Violetville communities. It is adjacent to a warehouse development as well as the former Cardinal Gibbons School, which was closed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2009. The former Cardinal Gibbons School campus is being redeveloped by Saint Agnes Hospital.

This would be the latest warehouse project proposed for South Baltimore as two large projects are underway in Curtis Bay with others planned for Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. The Canton Industrial Area has seen a surge in new warehouses in recent years, and the redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill as Tradepoint Atlantic has attracted many new distribution and E-commerce and distribution warehouse leases.

MRP has additional industrial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic in its portfolio. This includes properties in Jessup and White Marsh.

The was first reported by Baltimore Business Journal. 

Overhead shot from Google Maps

Photos of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School

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