Salisbury, MD – The demolition of the vacant Daily Times building in Salisbury to make way for a new medical center and the redesign of the Brentwood Fire Station into a municipal center that will house town offices, the police department and a public meeting space are two of the 27 projects receiving grants through the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund program.
The awards include $2.5 million to help Baltimore demolish long-time vacant buildings in strategic neighborhoods as part of its Vacants to Value initiative.
DHCD is announcing the award of $7.5 million to benefit 27 projects in 12 counties and Baltimore City. Those funds are expected to leverage an additional $178 million in public, private and philanthropic investments.
The Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund program compliments the Community Legacy program by providing the necessary predevelopment funding to jump-start transformational community and economic revitalization projects.
Established in 2012, the program funds such predevelopment activities as demolition, land assembly and infrastructure improvements that are critical to attracting other public and private investment. This funding is also available to local governments and nonprofit community development corporations, who many times are working with private entities and other partners invested in Maryland neighborhoods and focused on creating jobs and housing opportunities.
See the full list of Fiscal Year 2015 awards below.
|Anne Arundel County||Bowman Community Development Corporation||$100,000||Bowman Housing For Veterans||Demolish existing building in the Clay street neighborhood to construct affordable housing units for veterans.|
|Anne Arundel County||Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis||$350,000||Newtowne 20 Redevelopment||The demolition and redevelopment of Newtowne 20, a 78-unit family public housing property comprised of nine two-story buildings and a community center built in 1971, on a 6.45-acre parcel.|
|Baltimore City||Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development||$2,500,000||Vacants to Value Blight Elimination Initiative||Blight Elimination efforts through the demolition of long-time vacant buildings in strategic neighborhoods.|
|Baltimore City||Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.||$250,000||McKeldin Plaza – Design and Demolition||Design and Demolition that will recreate an underutilized public space and transform it into a welcoming and active plaza that naturally connects Downtown to the Inner Harbor.|
|Baltimore City||Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.||$150,000||Eager Street V2V Project – Strategic Property Acquisition||Strategic acquisition of key sites in the Vacants to Value project area.|
|Baltimore City||Park Heights Renaissance, Inc.||$300,000||St. Ambrose School Acquisition||Acquisition of the currently vacant and former St. Ambrose School for redevelopment and use as a new Baltimore City Charter School.|
|Baltimore City||Park Heights Renaissance, Inc.||$200,000||Loyola Northway Revitalization Plan||Acquisition of 13 vacant homes in the 2600 block of Loyola Northway and completion of the construction design.|
|Baltimore City||Parks & People Foundation, Inc.||$250,000||Auchentoroly Terrace at Druid Hill Park||Infrastructure improvements to a 9-acre parcel of abandoned park land adjacent to Druid Hill Park for the adaptive-reuse of a historic building and constructing offices, educational and community facilities.|
|Baltimore City||TRF Development Partners||$250,000||Broadway East Revitalization||Infrastructure and stabilization improvements for a 10 unit homeownership project in East Baltimore’s Broadway East neighborhood.|
|Baltimore County||Baltimore County Government||$37,000||Turner Station Revitalization Project – Demolition||Demolish two blighted, vacant, county-owned structures located at 102/106 Avondale and stabilize the site for redevelopment.|
|Carroll County||Town of Sykesville||$200,000||Historic Sykesville Fire House Acquisition||Purchase, stabilization & restoration of the historic firehouse building on Sykesville’s Main Street for commercial use.|
|Cecil County||Town of Elkton||$100,000||The North Street Parking Lot Improvement Project||Infrastructure improvements that will improve an existing lot with a new entrance, lighting, landscaping, bicycle racks, electric vehicle charging stations.|
|Dorchester County||City of Cambridge||$325,000||Sailwinds Gateway – Phase 3||Acquisition and assembly of contiguous vacant/blighted properties on Route 50 providing an opportunity for a Welcoming Gateway to the community.|
|Dorchester County||City of Cambridge||$100,000||Chesapeake Grove Intergenerational Center -Infrastructure||Infrastructure improvements for a planned community center serving seniors, children, and individuals with disabilities.|
|Harford County||City of Aberdeen||$175,000||Aberdeen Transit Oriented Development – Station Square Improvements||Acquisition and demolition of 25 North Philadelphia Boulevard which will support new development in the Aberdeen Transit Oriented Development area.|
|Montgomery County||City of Gaithersburg||$100,000||Olde Towne Park Plaza||Design and construction of a park plaza at the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues, the crossroads of Olde Towne Gaithersburg.|
|Prince George’s County||City of Mount Rainier||$175,000||Demolition of Vacant City Properties||Demolition of two vacant and blighted city owned properties located at 3200 Rhode Island Avenue and 3701 Eastern Avenue including the disposal of hazardous material to facilitate redevelopment.|
|Prince George’s County||Gateway Community Development Corporation||$175,000||Perry Street Townhomes||Design of five net zero energy townhomes that will revitalize the Mt. Rainier community, help expand low-impact green practices into mainstream construction.|
|Prince George’s County||Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County||$238,000||Acquisition and Demolition for Studio 3807||Acquisition of two adjacent parcels and the demolition of all buildings on Studio 3807 site which is a mixed-use development project in Brentwood community.|
|Prince George’s County||Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County||$400,000||Hamilton Street Structured Parking Facility||Infrastructure development of a structured parking facility to support existing retail, enable development and rehabilitation of under-utilized commercial properties in downtown Hyattsville.|
|Prince George’s County||Town of Brentwood||$200,000||Town of Brentwood – Municipal Town Center||Redesign the Brentwood Fire Station into a municipal center including Town offices, Police Department, public meeting space and a digital resource room.|
|Prince George’s County||Town of Capitol Heights||$75,000||Capitol Heights Metro Demolition||Demolition of property at 106 Quire Avenue adjacent to the Capitol Heights Metro and a Complete Green Street.|
|Prince George’s County||Town of Cottage City||$100,000||The Cottage City Public Works Facility and Community Tool Shed||Design of a state of the art, sustainable model public works facility that will also contain a community workshop and tool shed.|
|Talbot County||Town of Easton||$200,000||Housing on the Hill||Acquisition and design of 6 historic homes in the Hill Community of Easton.|
|Washington County||PenMar Development Corporation||$100,000||Fort Ritchie Sanitary Sewer Relining||Infrastructure development of a portion of the sewer collection system at Fort Ritchie, a closed US Army base located in Cascade, MD to facilitate redevelopment of the base.|
|Wicomico County||City of Salisbury||$250,000||Daily Times Demolition Project||Demolish the vacant Daily Times Building in downtown Salisbury for redevelopment into the Eastern Shore Medical Center.|
|Worcester County||Ocean City Development Corporation||$200,000||OCDC Model Block project||Demolition of buildings on the Model Block for a mixed-use in-fill redevelopment project.|