Another stretch of Howard Street just went up for grabs.

The Baltimore Development Corporation, on behalf of the city, has set noon on April 10 as the deadline for responses from developers interested in renovating one or all of five vacant buildings in the 400 block of N. Howard Street.

The buildings are 407, 409, 411, 413 and 415 N. Howard Street, in the Bromo Arts District. They are located just south of the Current Gallery and across Howard Street from Le Mondo, another arts-oriented development. The BDC asks that proposals comply with the terms of the city’s new zoning code, which takes effect in June.

“This is an amazing opportunity to stake your claim and have a permanent space for your gallery, live/work space, music venue, theater company or any other artistic endeavor,” states a message from the Bromo Arts District. “The long-term benefits are substantial…This is [the] perfect location for organizations that require substantial foot traffic.”

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.