Woodberry

After surprise demolition, Woodberry residents want their community designated a local historic district

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Photo by Fred Scharmen

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.

Developer drops out of Woodberry Station project hours after surprise demolition

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

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.

Developer razes 1840s mill homes in Woodberry, months after agreeing to preserve them

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

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.

Developer cutting planned Woodberry apartment building from 80 to 55 units

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The view of the planned building from Clipper Mill Road. Rendering via PI.KL Studio.

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.

Latest Clipper Mill plan calls for 147 new residences, including apartments and townhouses

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The Tractor Building, future home to nearly 100 apartments, plus parking. Photo by Ed Gunts.

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.

Developers selected for two key parcels at Clipper Mill, including the historic Tractor Building

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The outside of the Tractor Building in Woodberry. Photo by Ed Gunts.

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

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The Jones Falls near Union Avenue in Woodberry.

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’

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

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.

Developer plans to preserve two Woodberry mill homes, incorporate them into new apartment building

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An artist’s rendering of the property, courtesy of PI.KL Studio

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.

Demolition of two mill homes in Woodberry to be postponed until after June 19 community meeting

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The outside of 3323-25 Clipper Road. Photo by Nathan Dennies.

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.

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