Baltimore Public Markets Issues RFP for Hollins Market Head House Building

| April 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Public Markets Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment and long-term lease of the Head House Structure at Hollins Market which is located at 29-37 South Carrollton St. The RFP follows $2 million of improvements, since 2019, at the attached Hollins Market “shed” building.

The two-story, 11,964 sq. ft. Head House, which dates back to the 1860s, served as a community center and later an extension of the market. The second story of the building has not been occupied since the 1970s.

The Head House features a large hall space with tall ceilings as well as an indoor basketball court. It used to host dances.

The first floor of the Head House is currently separated from the Hollins Market shed.

The RFP “intends to promote the repurposing and re-imagining of the Head House property into a vibrant space that enhances and fits into the existing fabric and context of the Hollins Market neighborhood and adjacent properties while retaining the historical and architectural elements of the Head House.”

“We want to preserve the historic architecture while creating a vibrant space for the 21st-century consumer,” said Baltimore Public Markets President & CEO Paul Ruppert in a press release.

Proposals are due by 5pm on June 30th.

There are currently five vendors open in the shed. Baltimore Public Markets will be renovating additional stalls and recruiting new tenants this year.

Head house second floor photos courtesy of BPMC

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