After losing two historic stone houses in a surprise demolition last month, residents of Baltimore’s Woodberry community have asked the city to designate their neighborhood a local historic district so that remaining older structures would be better protected from “reckless” demolition.
The developer behind a once-planned 55-unit apartment building in Woodberry has dropped out of the project after contractors razed two historic stone mill homes intended to be incorporated into the building–apparently unbeknownst to the builder.
“I have notified the owners of the property that I have decided to remove myself and CLD Partners from the Woodberry Project partnership effective immediately,” said Christopher Mfume, managing partner of CLD Partners, in a statement sent out around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A city design and review panel this year gave the thumbs up for a 55-unit apartment building on Clipper Road that would, at the community’s pleading, embed two preserved 1840s stone mill homes within its design in a good-faith nod to the community’s history.
But to neighbors’ and city preservationists’ dismay, this morning those two homes were reduced to twin piles of rubble.
The developer behind the planned Woodberry Station apartment building on Clipper Road has cut the size of the project by nearly a third, reducing the planned number of units from around 80 to 55.
New developers selected for Baltimore’s Clipper Mill community aim to add 48 townhouses and about 99 apartments over the next several years, according to preliminary plans that will be presented to the community this week.
Will the cavernous Tractor Building at Clipper Mill survive the latest wave of development in the historic mill community?
That question is likely to be addressed in the next week, when developers meet with community residents to provide an update on their latest plans.
Woodberry’s secret sewage-spewing pipe was leaking again for the last week, sending 20,000 gallons into the Jones Falls
A troublesome private sewer line in Woodberry has once again leaked tens of thousands of gallons of human waste into the Jones Falls, after a temporary fix installed by the city a year ago stopped working for the last week.
With mill homes’ demo off the table, preservationists and neighbors call for new apartments to reflect ‘Woodberry flavor’
The developer behind a new four-story apartment complex coming to Woodberry has bowed to calls from neighbors and preservationists to incorporate a pair of 1840s stone mill homes into the building’s design.
But at a Tuesday night meeting at Itineris, organized by the Woodberry Community Association, locals aired remaining concerns about exactly how those homes will be incorporated, and whether the façade for the future structure on Clipper Road will reflect the neighborhood’s mill-village character.
A developer will proceed with plans to build an apartment building with nearly 80 units on Clipper Road in Woodberry, but will preserve a pair of historic 1840s stone mill houses as part of the design, according to an architect working on the project.
Woodberry residents won’t have to bid farewell to two historic, 1840s stone mill homes on June 15, as a developer has agreed to postpone a scheduled demolition until after he meets again with neighbors.