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Baltimore seeking developers for Park Heights parcel renewal

Park Heights redevelopment rolls on to 49 more acres
  • Baltimore officials have issued a request for qualifications for a redevelopment project.
  • They are seeking a developer for a blighted 49 acres in the Park Heights area.
  • The redevelopment is part of a master plan that was adopted in 2006.

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Wanted: a developer with a vision for urban renewal on a neglected 49 acres in a big, troubled city with a boat-load of potential. And, the city’s getting ready for you. It’s started ripping down dilapidated buildings to clear the land that’s needed to fulfill its vision. The Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development has asked for qualifications from developers to turn the Park Heights area into a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood. Park Heights is located between Garrison Avenue, Reisterstown and Pimlico roads. The vision, according to The Washington Post, is “development with an urban feel characterized by pedestrian scale, moderate density, connectivity, transit-oriented development and public spaces.” "There's going to be major development, millions and millions of dollars, being invested into Park Heights," Cheo Hurley, executive director of Park Heights Renaissance, told The Post. Park Heights Renaissance is a nonprofit that oversee...