Baltimore, MD (March 15, 2006) – In response to a recently issued Request for Proposals, the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) today announced it has received one proposal for the 17-acre Potee-Garrett site in the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Business Urban Renewal Area in South Baltimore.
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The following proposal was received:
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Developer: Business Real Estate Partners, LLC (Mitch Gold)
Architect: Robertson Design (Russ Robertson)
Environmental and Civil Engineer: AKRF (Fred Jacobs, Ph.D.)
Retail Consultant: Manekin Corporation (Richard Darrell)
Planning Consultant: C.C. Graves & Associates (Charles C. Graves, III)
Residential Consultant: Marenberg Enterprises
Brooklyn Town Center
is a proposed mixed-use residential and commercial town center designed to create a new focal point for the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay
The development would consist of six new buildings that include: 168 market-rate residential condominium/apartment units that wrap around a six-floor 300-space parking garage with 50,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level designated for a full-service grocery store; 56 market-rate residential units in four floors on top of 15,000 square feet of commercial space; 96 subsidized senior housing units in a four-floor building with 60 ground-level garage spaces; and three 8,000 square foot single-story freestanding retail buildings.
Potee-Garrett consists of three separate parcels defined as Disposition Lots 4 and 5 in the urban renewal plan.
The property has excellent visibility from Potee Street
and Patapsco Avenue
, two primary arteries connecting the Brooklyn neighborhood to South Baltimore, Southwest Baltimore and Anne Arundel County
Interstate access is also good with a half interchange at I-895, two blocks from the site.
Ten minutes from Baltimore
’s Inner Harbor
and 15 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
, the properties are one block from the center of the Brooklyn
commercial district at Hanover Street
and Patapsco Avenue
The site, vacant for almost 20 years, is identified as a State of Maryland “Smart Site,” a designation that gives the property priority attention within state government. BDC prepared the site for redevelopment through extensive site testing and analysis, supported by both Environmental Protection Agency brownfields funding and State of Maryland brownfields funding.
BDC is reviewing the Brooklyn Town Center proposal.