oon, ground will be breaking in Brewers Hill when Obrecht Properties begins the construction of a 162-unit apartment complex at the site of the former Gunther and National Bohemian breweries. The site sits across the street from the Domain Apartments, built in 2009, consisting of 180 units still relatively fresh themselves. As a recent resident of Brewers Hill, I’m definitely excited to see more housing growth and retail opportunities in the neighborhood.
(Gordon & Greenberg Architects)
Tentatively called “Gunther Square” (though the name has since been rejected), the property sits at 1211 South Conkling St. in SE Baltimore. New homes, offices, and shops will replace the outdated brewery building, which Bill Libercci (Vice President of NorthMarq Capital’s Baltimore Regional office who helped facilitate the construction loan) says has been “vacant and deteriorating for 37 years.” He goes on to call the endeavor a “very complicated historic renovation,” but one which “represents the latest phase in the renaissance of Brewers Hill.”
The retail portion of this development, along with the current Broom Factory retail on Boston Street, shows that the demand for neighborhood shopping is growing rapidly. Population continues to grow and consumer confidence seems stable. By 2013 I envision the residents of Brewers Hill no longer needing to travel to other neighborhoods for daily necessities. The areas surrounding Conkling and Boston Streets will become a self-sufficient and pedestrian-friendly community.
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