2001 Aliceanna Street, the 3.5 acre lot that sits along the Fells Point Waterfront, is being proposed for apartments and townhomes by owner Elm Street Development.
It is currently the site of a warehouse and a parking lot being rented out by the National Aquarium for large fish tanks.
This plan would convert the existing 184,962 SF building into a parking garage. It would then build three stories atop the warehouse that would hold 277 apartments. On the adjacent surface parking lot, the developer plans a mix of 23 townhouses and condos, says Jim Mobley, a project manager for Elm Street Development.
After returning home to Baltimore after 20 years, one man tells his story of how the famously blue-collar town has been transformed by it’s younger generation bringing farm-to-table dining and sleek waterfront projects while still maintaining its original charm.
If you’ve been to Fells Point over the last year, you’ve noticed the ever-present construction on Thames Street. The formerly vacant building on Rec Pier now owned by Kevin Plan was originally set to open as a hotel, venue, restaurant and more in the fall of 2016, but the target date was revised to spring of 2017 several months ago. As of now, the 2017 deadline is on track. Fells Point business owners are looking forward to the opening, as the increased foot traffic and removal of construction should improve business exponentially.
Read more about the opening here on the Baltimore Business Journal.
Fells Point has long been known to be steeped with Baltimore and Maritime history. Now, some of the oldest surviving examples of that history are close to deteriorating completely. The historic houses, located on Wolfe Street, are not the oldest houses in the city- but they are close. “These are the last of five wooden houses that once lined the west side of Wolfe Street on that block. They date from 1797, the same year that Baltimore was officially incorporated as a municipality. They were completed at the same time that the USS Constellation, now the sculptural centerpiece of the Inner Harbor, was being built nearby.” (Gunts). The Historic Preservation Society is exploring ways to keep them standing as a unique part of our cities history.
Read about the efforts here on the Baltimore Fishbowl.
Fells Point is a neighborhood of history. Age of buildings, familiar names, familiar facades; all of these things mean that people notice when change happens. After 15 years on Thames Street, Kali’s Court will be revamping its style into a more casual concept- even sporting a new name: Fells Point Tavern. The brainchild of Kali’s Restaurant Group owner, the restaurant is embracing changing times in Fells Point. The establishment will feature live music, lounge spaces, a better utilization of the courtyard, and an industrial feel.