Druid Heights CDC has acquired six of the eight houses on the 2200 block of Callow Avenue targeted for acquisition and redevelopment for sale as homeownership units. The funding comes from Healthy Neighborhoods,Inc. (HNI) using proceeds from the sale of houses earlier acquired, redeveloped, and sold under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program-2. The other two properties are in negotiation. HNI and Druid Heights CDC are also looking to add two extra houses to the original goal of eight.
SM+P Architects have been creating the designs for the redevelopment. Work on the houses is expected to begin in March 2015 with an expected completion of the initial houses in July 2015. Druid Heights & SM+P Architects are working closely with Baltimore City Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation (CHAP) to ensure proper historic preservation approaches and details.
The partners are working with four different models for interior space planning, including a two—dwelling unit plan. When renderings for the housing designs are available we will post them online. Highlights of the designs include: The full existing foot print of each house is being maintained. Each will be Energy Star Qualified new homes. The site plans will minimize impervious material providing garden and lawn spaces where possible. The house designs are making generous use of natural lighting.
A Request for Proposal for a realtor will go out soon. When it is finalized, we will distribute it.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Carl Cleary in the RHIC office at 410.225.7547, or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.