It’s no mystery that vacancy and expensive rentals are an issue in Baltimore City. Even many of the new apartment buildings in the downtown area are out of the affordable range for the middle class working in the city- pushing them outside the borders for housing and further hurting the economy. Along the light rail route on Howard Street, many buildings sit vacant and generate no new revenue for the city with businesses, let alone livable space. Aziz Housseini, CEO of AZ Group, plans to build a 50-unit apartment building at 423 N. Howard Street in hopes of creating an affordable options, and spurring other development in the area.
Read more about the plans here on the Baltimore Business Journal.