Application for Redevelopment Waiver

400 Park Avenue
400, 406, 408, 410, 412, & 414 Park Ave., 409 Tyson St., and 214 W. Mulberry St.
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: Park Avenue Partners, LLC
ESD #:
7696A
Watershed(s):
Jones Falls (per MDE 8-digit Map) Baltimore Harbor (BlueWaterBaltimore Map)

Project Description: The project has an approximate area of 0.72 acres and is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Mulberry Street. The project will consist of a six-story retail and residential building, renovated four-story commercial building, a two-story restaurant, and interior courtyard.

The Applicant is requesting a redevelopment waiver in accordance with Article 7, §23-7 of the City Code.  The existing impervious area coverage meets the conditions for this waiver.  The project will provide two Focal Point Bioretention facilities to satisfy the requirements of this waiver for 0.17 ac of this project. 

AND

The Applicant will satisfy the remaining water quality controls for this project by payment of fee-in-lieu of on-site stormwater management for 0.18 ac of 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,March 31, 2020.  Comments received after 4:30 PM, March 31, 2020, 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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