Stadium Place Plan

       On November 16th the plan for Stadium Place, to be built on the Memorial Stadium site, was approved by the Baltimore City Planning Commission. The developer, the non-profit Govans Ecu-menical Development Corporation (GEDCO), plans Stadium Place to be an affordable retirement community with additional community-oriented features.

       When completed, the $43 million project will include housing, a family YMCA, on-site primary health care for residents and community members, playing fields, an interfaith worship center, and a war veterans' memorial.

       Construction is expected to begin in summer 2001, with the first units opening in late 2002.

       "Stadium Place represents a landmark project for Baltimore. It will be an affordable retirement community that will meet the needs of many older people who cannot afford to live in the expensive retirement communities located throughout the metropolitan region," says Rev. John R. Sharp, president of GEDCO.

       The housing, designed for moderate-income seniors, is expected to include 30 independent homes, 240 apartment units, and 80 assisted living units.

       The plan for the 33rd Street site still needs to be approved by the mayor and City Council.

       In May 1999, Stadium Place was awarded the rights to develop the site by Baltimore City in a bid contest that also included proposals for a research facility and a commercial center.

Laura Goren       


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This story was published on December 6, 2000.