Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined local Baltimore community leaders last month to kick start the adaptive reuse project at Walbrook Mill.
This extensive redevelopment project was awarded through Project C.O.R.E., “a multi-year city-state partnership to demolish vacant and derelict buildings in Baltimore and replace them with green space or redevelopment.” The ceremonial proceedings were reported by Fox45 News.
“Today, we are continuing that incredible success here at Walbrook Mill & Lumber, which thanks to Project C.O.R.E. will be transformed into a community hub that the residents of West Baltimore, the students, and staff at Coppin State University, and all Marylanders can be proud of.”
Maryland State Governor
The project will redevelop the five-acre Walbrook Mill & Lumber site into a modern mixed-use site that incorporates retail and mixed-income housing. The development is comprised of 90,000 square feet, with 9,000 square feet reserved for retail space. First on the agenda is an apartment building which will offer 65 one-, two- or three-bedroom units. A space use master plan completed for the site by Cho Benn Holback, a Quinn Evans Company, identified historic features to preserved and then developed a strategy to maximize the space for retail and housing use.
The design team was commissioned to produce a laser cut plywood model at the ceremony, giving the governor and attendees a sneak peek of the completed design. The model was developed as a collaborative effort between CBH | QEA and Open Works, a maker space facility in Baltimore, also previously designed by CBH | QEA.
Construction is set to begin April 2018. Brandon Schultz, MJ Wojewodzki, and Ann Goodwin lead the Baltimore design team.