Two Baltimore projects receive historic tax credits

The conversions of a former church complex and a former lithography factory in Baltimore City were among six projects receiving more than $9 million in tax credits from the Maryland Historical Trust.

A plan by Cross Street Partners to renovate the Hoen Lithograph building on East Biddle Street into apartments, a food production kitchen, a brewery and offices, was awarded $3 million in credits, the historic trust announced.

Developers planning to redevelop St. Michael's Church complex on the corner of Lombard and Wolfe Streets as apartments and for other commercial use was awarded about $2.9 million in tax credits.

The Baltimore projects represented the largest awards. In the Baltimore metro region, a plan to restore the exterior of the Sykesville Hotel in Carroll County also received $58,000 in credits.

The winners, selected from 19 applications, represent construction projects worth more than $50 million and expected to create more than 650 construction jobs, MHT said.

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