Ridgley's Delight

Neighborhood Spotlight: Historic Charm, Bustling Businesses and More Near UMB

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Hollins Market

From the historic charm and elegant homes of Union Square to Pigtown’s happening Main Street, the neighborhoods around the University of Maryland, Baltimore offer lots to do and a little something for everyone.

“The people are first,” said Tony Scott, who has lived in Union Square for three years, when asked about what he loves about his neighborhood. “It’s one of those unique pockets of Baltimore, where there is ethnic and economic diversity and people from all walks of life.”

After three rejections, city preservation panel approves planned 50-unit apartment building in Ridgley’s Delight

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Artist’s rendering by Kann Partners, courtesy of CHAP

As developer consultant Al Barry put it to the Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation Tuesday, “I hope the fourth time’s the charm.”

It was. He was referencing three failed attempts by Zahlco Development to convince the 13-member preservation panel to approve plans for a 50-unit apartment complex on W. Pratt Street in Ridgley’s Delight, the historic neighborhood sitting in the shadow of the University of Maryland medical complex and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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