Ground has been broken for an affordable housing complex in West Baltimore, the developer has announced.
The $14 million revitalization on the south side of the 3000 block of West North Avenue will consist of two low-rise, elevator buildings. It will replace 20 vacant lots and seven vacant rowhouses, according to a statement released Monday by The Woda Group LLC.
A health care facility operated by Coppin State University's nursing school, and a community room with computer access, will also be included in the development, the statement said.
The Woda Group, which has offices in Maryland, Ohio, Georgia and Kentucky, has completed one development in Baltimore, the Penn Square Apartments in the Penn North neighborhood. The 91-unit complex, in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, opened in 2011.
In addition to the North Avenue Gateway project, Woda is set to begin renovating a historic public school building in South Clifton Park later this summer. The old school will include 50 affordable housing units, the company said.
Woda, in partnership with the North Avenue-Hilton Street Business and Community Task Force, is also considering development options for the empty block across West North Avenue from the new housing complex, the statement said.
The North Avenue Gateway housing development is being funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Hudson Housing Capital LLC and Capital One.