Economic Development Committee Update

This month there are four pending projects of interest to our community at the following addresses.
900 S. East Avenue (Formerly, St. Brigid’s Elementary School)
The renovation from a school to an apartment complex is in the final stage and should be completed by mid-May. They have begun pre-leasing the 5 two-bedroom apartments, 21 one-bedroom apartments and 7 studio apartments; and there will be more on-site parking spaces than required by the Zoning Code (1 per dwelling unit).
1000 S. Linwood Avenue (Southwest corner of Linwood & Dillon)
The developer has advised that applications for all necessary permits to commence construction have been filed and are in process; and they expect to begin demolition of the existing structure in early June. This project will be a 5 story building with roof deck amenities, a 1st level with 24 parking spaces, a 2nd level with offices and 3 levels with 7 residential apartments on each level. They are projecting a completion by late July 2019.
3400 Boston Street (Kauffman Electric Property)
All required approvals have been obtained for this project which will consist of an 8-story building containing 243 apartments, 234 parking spaces & parking for 142 bicycles. However, the developer has advised that construction has been delayed in order to refine the interior layouts and “tweak” various design elements as they go through the construction bidding process. At this point, they are unsure as to when construction will commence.
1000 S. Conkling Street (Southwest corner of Conkling & Dillon)
Architect Terry Averill of Annapolis has been retained by the property owner to prepare plans for a mixed-use development consisting of a six-story structure with one level of below-grade parking with 40 spaces, a ground level of commercial/retail tenant spaces and four levels of approximately 56 rental apartment units. The site is located in a C-1 zoning district, which allows this development by right as currently proposed. However, the project will have to undergo a review by the Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel; and City Panning will advise the EDC when this has been scheduled.

Any questions or comments should be directed to the EDC Chair, Dan Tracy, at

The EDC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All are welcome.