Baltimore City Issue Request For Proposals To Redevelop Former Acme Supermarkets Properties

The Baltimore Development Corp. is planning redevelopment for the Acme supermarkets properties in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn neighborhood.

On Tuesday the nonprofit issued a request for proposals to buy and redevelop the Acme Business Complex, which includes two commercial buildings and a 33,000 square-foot lot.

The three- to five-story building at 2120 West Lafayette Avenue has 149,430 square feet of above grade and a single-story masonry building on Smallwood Street.

According to the Baltimore Development Corp., the city officials issued a request for proposals to “reuse … in a fashion that will achieve the City’s objects of job creation, tax generation, attractive design and a redevelopment that fits within the context of the neighborhood,” per The Baltimore Sun.In 2014, the city spend nearly half a million dollars to bring down the deteriorated warehouse that once sat at 2201 Mosher Street. In 2005, the city acquired the property along with four other properties in the area. The purchase was aimed to spur revitalization, but developers did not show much interest at the time.

The mixed-use zone blends commercial, industrial and residential uses of the area. It site may also be eligible for brownfield tax credits, since it is an enterprise zone. All prospective developers must comply with Employ Baltimore and hire women- and minority-owned businesses.

Proposals must be submitted by noon on November 6. An on-site conference will be held on August 28 at 2120 West Lafayette Street.

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