At the neighborhood meeting, April 13, 2021, Idan Tzameret and Marshall Klein from New Era Development presented their plans to redevelop the old Eichenkranz restaurant. The restaurant closed in 2015 and has been vacant since that time.
The development has been approved for CHAP. Exterior changes to the building will be minimal and there will not be any development expanding the footprint of the property. The side bump out needs to be complete rebuilt and will be extended to the alley to align with the edge of the main property. It will not be expanded wider. Once that part is rebuilt, the inside of the building will be rehabbed into apartments. There will be 8 apartments in total - 4 2BR and 4 1BR. Pricing will be about 15%-25% less than other full amenity apartments near the neighborhood.
The parking lot will remain for residents of the building. A dumpster will be in the lot and trash pickup will be with a private firm. At this time they are planning to work with the city for recycling pickup with two large recycling bins near the dumpster. The building is set to have outside lighting to light up the parking lot as well as the block. Security cameras will be installed. Highlandtown Main Street has requested cameras be registered with Baltimore Police.
BMZA Hearing - May 4, 2021 at 1PM. BMZA Appeal #2021-015. Contact:410-396-4301.
Zoning Meeting accessible here - https://zoning.baltimorecity.gov/virtual-hearings
Construction to begin - Late June 2021/early July 2021 (dependent on approvals)
Completion expected - end of 2022 Q2
Mock Up Designs and Plans
The following images presented some renderings of the projected design of the building, the floor plan of the apartments, and the proposed (but not approved) parking design.
Please note parking design has not been approved yet by the city. If not approved, there may be a variance requested to have a lot with spots that do not match the number of units.