BALTIMORE Officials from Enterprise Homes were joined by community leaders including Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt to celebrate the grand opening of Mulberry at Park Apartments in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The $22.3 million community provides 68 high-quality, green homes in downtown Baltimore’s Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District.
“Downtown continues to be the fastest growing neighborhood in the City,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, “and Mulberry at Park adds much-needed affordable housing to the mix, making the dream of living in the heart of the City a reality for a broader percentage of Baltimore’s hardworking residents.”
Mulberry at Park includes 34 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom apartments with average rents at approximately $750.
Designed by Marks, Thomas Architects and built by Harkins Builders, Inc., the development complements the historic architecture in the surrounding neighborhood, which has been the focus of substantial investment, including residential, retail, office, hotel, institutional and cultural development activities.
The development meets LEED Silver standards, which bring improved health, economic and environmental benefits of sustainable construction practices to the families who call Mulberry at Park Apartments home. The building includes water-conserving plumbing fixtures; advanced insulation and air sealing; green roofing; low VOC finishes; and Energy Star windows, HVAC systems, lighting and appliances.
“Affordable rental housing development supports positive economic growth, creates jobs, and helps revitalize communities throughout Maryland,” said Secretary Holt. “The department's rental housing production has significantly increased during Governor Hogan’s administration. We are proud to be partners in great communities like Mulberry at Park Apartments, which will provide much-needed housing for families and individuals with special needs in downtown Baltimore City.”
The living areas are open and spacious, and each apartment includes attractive and convenient features, including a washer and dryer, microwave, modern finishes and ample closet space. Community amenities include a cyber café, club room, study room, fitness center and an outdoor terrace area.
“Mulberry at Park benefits both its residents and its neighborhood by offering affordable downtown apartments in Mount Vernon, and convenient access to employment and cultural centers” said Chickie Grayson, president and CEO of Enterprise Homes.