3905 Bank Street


WorkShop Development and CLD Partners have broken ground on a 149-unit apartment project on Bank Street in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood.  The last occupant, DJ Liquidators, vacated the building over five years ago.  

The site, at 3905 Bank Street, is the former Epstein’s Department store warehouse, just north of the “The Avenue,” Highlandtown’s eclectic retail main street.  The new units are located across the street from the new headquarters of Barcoding, Inc, who relocated from Canton in 2020.  Highlandtown Middle, undergoing a full renovation as part of 21st Century Schools program, is just over a block away.  

The building features a mix of studios, one and two bedroom and a limited number of co-living units.  “Although the units are market rate, we have targeted a price point that allows for middle income Baltimoreans to live in a new, modern multi-family building in a thriving neighborhood,” stated Richard Manekin, a WorkShop partner.

Amenities include secure surface and underground parking, ground level access for select units, open courtyards and robust fitness, entertainment and workspace facilities.

Chris Mfume, CLD’s Managing Partner added, “We selected PI.KL Studio as our architect because we wanted to meld a forward thinking style with a highly efficient design.  In addition to our great public spaces, our units and amenities will be built with work-at-home features.” 

Workshop Development Principal Doug Schmidt commented, “Certainly the economic uncertainty of the Covid-19 virus added to the challenge of designing, permitting and financing the project, but we remain committed to redeveloping Baltimore’s great neighborhoods.”

Old Town Construction, an Ellicott City based general contracting firm is building Bank Street Lofts.  The company has specialized in multifamily construction, completing numerous apartment projects in the Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.  

The new units will be ready for occupancy in the Fall of 2022.

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