B&P Tunnel Replacement Program Intermediate Ventilation Facility (IVF)

PUBLIC NOTICE

B&P Tunnel Replacement Program Intermediate Ventilation Facility (IVF) Phase 1 – Roadway and Utility Relocations

920 West North Avenue  
Baltimore City, Maryland

Application for Qualitative Control, Quantitative Control and Redevelopment Waivers

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works is accepting public review and comments of this project’s application for Qualitative Control Waiver, Quantitative Control Waiver, and Redevelopment Waiver

Applicant: Amtrak – 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001; Contact: Mark Milton
For additional information about the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program, email fdtunnel@amtrak.com or call (443) 423-1115 to speak to a member of the project team.
BCNR #: 10410
Watershed(s): Jones Falls
Project Description:

The Intermediate Vent Facility (IVF) site is located in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of North Baltimore and is part of Amtrak’s B&P Tunnel Replacement Program which intends to upgrade a four-mile section of the Northeast Corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The IVF work will be constructed in three phases. Phase 1 (BCNR #10410) involves the partial closure and reconstruction of Jordan Street and the relocation of associated utilities within it in advance of construction of the IVF, which will be located within the existing Jordan Street limits. This work also includes the demolition of the 920 West North Avenue building slab and exterior courtyard pavement. Additional site improvements in the public right-of-way include hardscaping (curb, sidewalk, ramp, and roadway), electric utilities to serve new street lights, and relocation of water, sewer, storm, electric, and telecommunication utilities. Work also includes traffic signal upgrades at the Eutaw Place / W. North Ave intersection.

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 impervious area reduction to satisfy the requirements of this waiver for 0.68 ac of this project.

AND

The Applicant is requesting a qualitative control waiver in accordance with Article 7, Division II, §23-2 of the City Code. The Applicant has demonstrated that 0.56 ac of the project will return the disturbed area to a predevelopment runoff condition. The applicant will not be required to provide qualitative control controls for 0.56 ac of this project.

To obtain information about this waiver request, please contact Kimberly Grove, Baltimore City Department of Public Work, Office of Research and Environmental Protection, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to DPW.Plansreview@baltimorecity.gov.

Send information or comments about this waiver request to Kimberly Grove, Baltimore City Department of Public Work, Office of Research and Environmental Protection, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to DPW.Plansreview@baltimorecity.gov by 4:30 PM, May 10, 2024. Comments received after 4:30 PM, May 10, 2024, will not be considered.

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

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