Three Plans Proposed for Northern District’s Bldg.

       THREE PROPOSALS for the Northern District Police Station, at 3355 Keswick Road, have been received by the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC).

        One, called “Heritage Village Centre,” would restore the century-old 28,000-square-foot main building on the one-acre site. A variety of businesses would be tenants, as well as a bistro-style restaurant with outdoor dining space. The principal tenant would be Heritage Savings Bank, which would occupy the street level. The developers would be 1899 Limited Liability Co., a joint venture of Keyser Development Corp.-Stanley Keyser, and W.L. Blair Development, LLC-Wendy Blair. The architect would be David Gleason & Associates.

        A second proposal would be called “Keswick Station.” This mixed-use project would include 23 residential units in the main building and in new units around the courtyard. In addition, there would be 11,000 square feet of commercial space for such envisioned purposes as galleries, offices, and nonprofits. The developer would be Keswick Station Partnership, a joint venture of Savannah Development Corp.-Betty Jean Murphy; and BJB Realty Advisors-Brenda Bodian. The architect would be Amos Bailey Arnold+Associates, Inc.

        The third proposal, “The Keswick Station,” would restore the police station and develop it and ancillary structures on the site into 38 one- and two-bedroom residential units. An entry area to the former police station would include an exhibit of the building’s history. A coffee bar/café with terrace seating facing Keswick Road. One professional office next to the café would be included. The developer would be Keswick/Pacific, LLC (a joint venture of The Morris Weinman Co.-Mark Weinman, and Azola & Associates., Inc.-Martin Azola. The architect would be Kann & Associates.

        These proposals will be reviewed by representatives of the Northern District Planning Task Force of the Greater Homewood Community Corp.; the Wyman Park Community Association; the Hampden Community Council; the Hampden Village Merchants Association; and representatives of BDC and other City agencies. A decision is expected by the end of September.

        For information, call 837-9305.




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This story was published on June 28, 2000.