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Harkins Builders Hosts Apartment Preview and More for Baltimore Residents

March 17, 2016

For St. Patrick’s Day, Baltimore’s Hollins House residents got lucky with a catered lunch and new apartment open house hosted by CPDC construction partner Harkins Builders.IMG_1521 (1)

Dozens from the Harkins construction team and contractors joined Hollins House residents for a St. Paddy’s Day lunch provided by the company.

The shared meal was followed by an open house that offered residents a chance to view a completely renovated apartment.

Many residents, who have been good-spirited in enduring onsite relocation during renovation, were eager to view a completed unit and expressed satisfaction and excitement about apartment upgrades. New finishes in the kitchens and bathrooms, flooring and increased living space now afforded by the removal of prior balconies were crowd favorites.

Located in the Hollins Market neighborhood of Baltimore, the Hollins House high-rise building features 130 one-bedroom apartments home to seniors and persons with disabilities. CPDC recently began renovation of the community–our first redevelopment in Baltimore–in partnership with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

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During renovations, all apartments will receive new windows, upgraded floors, kitchens, bathrooms and HVAC. Existing balconies will also be enclosed, solving existing water infiltration problems, expanding the indoor living space in each apartment, enhancing the building’s energy efficiency and significantly improving the building’s exterior appearance.

Additionally, first floor common areas will see substantial upgrades including an expanded vestibule, a new game room, a library with computer stations, new and expanded community program space, resident services office, and seating areas. The leasing and management office, mail room, and laundry room will be updated, and there will be a new door entry system and upgraded security. Renovations are expected to be complete by early 2017.

“CPDC is committed to providing safe, high-quality affordable housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families,” said Christopher LoPiano, CPDC’s VP Real Estate Development. “These renovations will preserve the long-term affordability of this community and provide much needed support to some of our most vulnerable citizens, creating a home environment where they can thrive.”

CPDC will host a groundbreaking celebration for Hollins House in April 2016.

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