The block-size lot southwest of St. Paul and 33rd Streets in Charles Village has sat vacant for years after a planned development went belly-up during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. With the economy creaking back to life, though, it’s looking like that empty space will soon be filled by a mixed-use development project including retail space, apartments, restaurants, and parking, and which may be under construction as soon as this spring.
According to the Hopkins Hub, the planned 12-story building will include 157 student apartments, 31,500 square feet of commercial space, and an interior parking lot with 162 spaces. The developers are hoping to snag a pharmacy as a key tenant for the commercial space–something nearby Hopkins students will surely be glad to have close to hand.
If all goes according to plan, construction will begin in April 2015–that’s six short months away–so the building will be ready for student occupants by the start of the 2016 school year.
Better host your vacant lot picnics while you still can….
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