Urban Landscape

New Apartments in Bolton Hill, Preservation Awards, Spike Gjerde’s Latest Joint and more

The flats at Eutaw Place
Rendering of The Flats at Eutaw Place

A parking lot in the Bolton Hill historic district will be the setting for Baltimore’s next market rate apartment building if the city’s zoning board approves a plan by Eutaw Place Partners, an affiliate of Somerset Development Company.

The Flats at Eutaw Place is the tentative name of a four-story, 62-unit apartment building that Somerset wants to build at Eutaw Place and McMechen Street, across from the Save-A-Lot grocery store.

Possible New MARC Station for Camden Yards; A bike corral for M&T Bank Stadium; Ambassador Theater up for landmark designation; and more

MARC Station
MARC Station. Photo by Ed Gunts.

When it opened in the early 1990s, the MARC train station at Camden Yards was supposed to be a temporary structure – prefab trailers topped by a space frame roof, assembled in time for the 1992 opening of Oriole Park. But nearly 25 years later, it’s still in use.

Urban Landscape: Brooklyn in Baltimore; Demolition, Expansions, and More

New stores moving into Harbor Point
New stores moving into Harbor Point

Here’s another sign that Baltimore is becoming the new Brooklyn: First the city agrees to sell property along Howard Street so Robicelli’s Bakery can move to Baltimore. Now one of Brooklyn’s popular home furnishings stores is planning to open its first long term Maryland location in Harbor Point. 

Urban Landscape: Development, Demolition, Dog Parks and More



Franklin Lofts and Flats
Franklin Lofts and Flats

Baltimore’s newest apartment complex is Franklin Lofts and Flats, a $15 million, 41-unit rental project at 16-20 East Franklin Street and St. Paul Place, just north of the central business district.

Construction fencing has gone up, and preliminary construction is beginning on the conversion of two buildings in the Cathedral Hill National Register historic district.

Former Odell’s Nightclub Goes to Auction, Gunther & Co. Opening in Brewer’s Hill, Revisiting the Roland Park Bike Lane, and more



Odell’s nightclub on North Avenue used to have a slogan: “You know if you belong.”

Now, Odell’s itself may soon belong to someone else.

The Tudor-style building at 19-21 East North Avenue, built in 1905 and currently vacant, is going up for auction next month. The building will be sold to the highest bidder who offers above $10,000, and it doesn’t have to stay a nightclub.

New Apartments on Park Avenue, a Home for Robicelli’s, A Showroom for Baltimore Furniture Makers and more


Welcome to our new column Urban Landscape by former Baltimore Sun architecture critic Ed Gunts. Every week, Ed will compile smaller items he comes across in his reporting into Urban Landscapes to keep readers up on what’s what in Baltimore residential and commercial real estate.

500 Park Avenue - Aerial Overview

There hasn’t been a formal groundbreaking ceremony yet, but ground has been broken, and construction is underway on Baltimore’s newest apartment building at 500 Park Avenue.