Constructed in 1911, the former factory, which supplied manufactured ice to businesses and residents across Baltimore, was destroyed by a fire in 2004. The vacant mammoth has thus contributed to the decades of blight and disinvestment throughout West Baltimore and the Midtown-Edmonson communities specifically.
By revitalizing the largest privately-owned property in the area, it will not only spur additional development, but will improve the quality of life for local residents by creating jobs, new retail and community-serving amenities, and incentivizing developers to rehab scores of vacant homes within the vicinity of the Project.
Located across from a major node of public transportation (West Baltimore Marc Train Station and central metro-bus depot), the Project will transform two large vacant industrial buildings along an entire city block into a new vibrant entertainment destination and community gathering anchor that will attract patrons from across the Baltimore and Washington DC regions, will serve as a catalyst for additional public and private sector residential and commercial redevelopment, and will create high quality job opportunities for a community with a poverty rate
Baltimore Business Journal