Remington Row PUD introduced in City Council

The Baltimore City Council introduced legislation May 12 to designate the $51 million Remington Row mixed-use project as a planned unit development.

The PUD bill is assigned to the council's Land Use and Transportation Committee, which will schedule a public hearing on it, according to the office of Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who co-sponsored the bill with Councilman Carl Stokes.

Remington Row was originally planned for the 2700-2900 blocks of Remington Avenue, but has been scaled back. New plans call for 15,000 square feet of retail space, 30,000 square feet of nonprofit office space, 108 apartments and roughly 200 parking spaces in the 2700 block. The Baltimore Glass Co. would give up its 5,000-square-foot building in the block in exchange for a vacant, 8,000-square-foot warehouse that Seawall owns and originally wanted to redevelop in the 2900 block.

Seawall is abandoning plans to redevelop the 2900 block and will pay the cost of renovating the warehouse as Baltimore Glass's new offices.

In the 2800 block, Seawall plans 15,000 square feet of retail and 10,000 square feet of office space, as Phase II of Remington Row..

Seawall has been unsuccessful in negotiations to relocate several businesses in the three blocks, including a 7-Eleven, a Pizza Boli's and an Anderson Automotive body shop.

Seawall presented its plans to the Baltimore City Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel on May 8 and received UDARP's approval, with comments, on schematic plans for the 2700 block. The panel did not vote on Seawall's master plan for Remington Row, asking the developers to tweak the plan based on comments by panel members, some of whom said they were disappointed in landscaping plans and some architectural design aspects that they called tame and clunky.


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