Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Mixed Use Building
1122 W. 38th Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works is accepting public review and comments on this project’s application for a redevelopment waiver. If granted, the project will still need to provide water qualitative controls, per the requirements of the State’s Design Manual. 

Applicant: Joseph Rabinowitz, Guerilla Realty, 6600 York Road, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21212, PH: 410-967-4111, Email: [email protected]
ESD #: 7671
Watershed(s): Jones Falls

Project Description: The project has an approximate area of 0.23 acres and is located on NE corner at  the intersection of  Falls Road and 38th Street. The project will consist of a six –story commercial/residential mixed use building: 1st floor (commercial), 2nd floor (parking), 3rd – 6th floors (residential).

The Applicant will satisfy the remaining water quality controls for this project by payment of fee-in-lieu of on-site stormwater management for 0.15 ac of impervious for this project.  

To obtain information about this waiver request, please contact Norman Seldon, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Laboratories, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected].

Send information or comments about this waiver request to Norman Seldon, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Laboratories, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected] by 4:30 PM, 08/01/2019.  Comments received after 4:30 PM, 08/01/2019, will not be considered.

Any further notices about actions on this waiver request will be posted on the Department’s website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I getting this notice?
We want to tell you that the person or company listed on the notice as the Applicant is asking for a waiver from certain Stormwater rules on a construction project in the City of Baltimore. The property where the construction is taking place touches your property, and the City of Baltimore requires that you be notified about this application.

What is a redevelopment waiver?​
When construction projects change the land (for example, from dirt to concrete, or from gravel to pavement), the builders need to provide a plan to manage the new Stormwater runoff. In this case, though, the project is on a site that is already developed.   So the builder is asking to avoid having to provide new Stormwater management for the entire site.

Is that legal?
Yes. But the Department of Public Works will still make sure the new construction does not increase the Stormwater to the neighbors.

Does this have anything to do with the Maryland Stormwater Fee?
No. The fee that property owners have to pay is different from the Stormwater management rules that builders have to follow.

How will it affect me?
The waiver application will not affect you. 

Will it cost me anything?
No. All fees associated with this waiver will be paid by the person or company applying for the waiver.

Do I have to do anything?
No. This notice is for information purposes only.

What kind of information can I get about the waiver?
You can learn more about what the waiver is and what it means by contacting the Office of Compliance and Laboratories with the City of Baltimore. That contact information is on the public notice.

How do I find out additional information about the project itself?
The applicant can give you additional information about the location of the project, estimated start dates, and what is included in the project.

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