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$9 million in tax credits awarded to 8 Baltimore historic projects

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 14:28:19-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — Governor Larry Hogan on Monday awarded more than $9 million in tax credits to eight different Baltimore area historic revitalization projects.

Out of 19 applicants, the following eight were chosen for the tax credits.

  • Glenn L. Martin Plant #2 / Middle River Depot – Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore County - $3 million tax credit awarded
  • 1629 – 1631 Aliceanna Street – Aliceanna Street, Baltimore City - $260,000 tax credit awarded
  • Penn Station – North Charles Street, Baltimore City - $3 million tax credit awarded
  • Strawbridge M.E. Church – Wilson Street, Baltimore City - $294,250 tax credit awarded
  • 3127 E. Baltimore Street – East Baltimore Street, Baltimore City - $400,600 tax credit awarded
  • 417 N. Howard Street – North Howard Street, Baltimore City - $300,600 tax credit awarded
  • 301-305 N. Howard Street – North Howard Street, Baltimore City - $1,185,922 tax credit awarded
  • Day Village – North Avondale Road, Baltimore County - $627,581.60 tax credit awarded

Controlled by the Federal Government until 2006, the 1.9 square foot Glenn L. Martin Plant used to produce B-26 Maruder Bombers. Plans are to turn it into athletic facilities, retail shops, offices, and self-storage, at an estimated cost of $75 million.

The buildings on Aliceanna Street were constructed in the 1830s, and will undergo a $1.3 million renovation for continued commercial and residential use.

Penn Station's project is expected to cost $68 million and include repairs to the platforms and add a new hotel and restaurant, along with an additional station that will connect to the historic station.

The now vacant, former Strawbridge Methodist Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill will be turned into a $1.4 million social hall, residential apartments, and Institute College of Art (MICA) exhibition space.

Patterson Park's old Evangelical Lutheran Church at 3127 E. Baltimore Street, will be made into a $2 million live-work artisan studio and technology start-up center.

A $1.5 million construction project at an old feed and horse supply center at 417 N. Howard Street is already underway, with five adjacent properties, that when complete, will once again look like the historic storefront of old. The interior will be finished for commercial use on the first floor and residential use upstairs.

It used to be Pollack's Furniture, now the connected buildings at 301 through 305 N. Howard Street will include $6.6 million worth of retail space and 15 loft-style apartments on the upper floors.

Completed between 1944 and 1945, and known as one of the first privately-developed garden apartment communities for African-Americans, Day Village will turn into a $25 million combination of market-rate and affordable housing units, with ADA accessibility.

There are no estimated completion dates for any of the rehabilitation projects.