Project turning former department store warehouse into modern apartments.

Hard-Hat Tour Will Preview 520 Park Avenue

A $30 million construction project that is transforming a former Hoschild Kohn Department Store Warehouse into 171 modern apartments in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood will get its first public preview.

To be held on-site at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, September 9, the hard-hat tour will showcase 520 Park Avenue, the city’s newest historic renovation project. The event will be hosted by the developers Time Group Real Estate Investment and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Mark Caplan with Time Group Real Estate Investment, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, and Kirby Fowler with Downtown Partnership will speak at Monday’s event

When complete, 520 Park Avenue’s studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments will feature a full range of modern amenities, including 13 exposed ceilings, granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, washers, dryers, balconies, and terraces.

Other highlights of the LEED Silver redevelopment include underground parking, bicycle storage, a fitness center, a business center, dog-wash station, landscaped interior courtyard, electric car charging stations, and rooftop solar array.

520 Park Avenue represents a modern rehab of a historic building that will link Mount Vernon to Seton Hill and Downtown’s West Side says Time Group CEO Mark Caplan. When complete, this redevelopment will offer the kind of sprawling views and first-rate amenities that are spurring residential growth throughout downtown Baltimore.

The hard-hat tour of 520 Park Avenue is available to members of the media.

Parking will be through the construction entrance on the west side of Park Avenue, just south of the building. Attendees should enter the building lobby on Park Avenue, where they will be escorted via elevator to the 6th floor for the tour.

The conclusion of the event will involve parting a large curtain to reveal the atrium that has been cut through the center of the building. The site is still under active construction.

The project was designed by Marks, Thomas Architects and Kinsley Construction is the general contractor.

In addition to the apartments, the project includes 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, which Time Group is currently in the process of leasing.