Project Description

City Arts Apartments

ReBUILD co-developed the first phase of City Arts with Homes for America and Jubilee Baltimore, creating the 69-unit City Arts Apartments. This project redeveloped part of a vacant block into quality affordable housing designed to serve local artists in the Greenmount West neighborhood.

The building features studio, one-, and two-bedroom units with high ceilings, large windows, and hardwood floors. Select units also include a “slop sink” to accommodate a live-work arrangement for artists. In addition, the building includes a ground level gallery and performance space open to the public. The building is adjacent to the new Open Works facility.

The Apartments are part of ReBUILD’s $17 million investment in the larger City Arts I development in Greenmount West. The second phase of the development includes 9 energy-efficient, two-bedroom rental homes, which are part of the City of Baltimore Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation program and feature stained glass front door transoms and distinctive iron flower boxes created by artisans. A third phase, City Arts Townhomes, includes 7 new for-sale single-family homes featuring artists’ lofts and top floor decks.

  • UNITS: 69 rental Apartments, a combination of studio, one-, and two-bedrooms
  • TYPE: New Construction
  • COMPLETED: 2010
  • DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS: Homes for America, Jubilee Baltimore
  • AWARD: National Affordable Housing Management Association’s 2011 Vanguard Award for New Construction Small Property

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