May 31 2007
Silo point – the new development converting an old grain elevator/silo into luxury condos in Baltimore’s historic Locust Point, is well under way, and has been for a couple years now.? However their official website? still is nothing more than a placeholder.? I keep waiting for some worthwhile information, but as of now there is only a brief introduction and a contact form for those interested in purchasing.
The development has been an extremely controversial project in the traditional, quite, community of Locust Point.? The luxury townhomes built adjacent to the grain elevator have had residents for over a year.? But it seems that they are still building more.? Apparently there has been renewed interest, because for a while it seemed they were having trouble selling the last few units.? Apparently silo point is the place to be.?
It will be interesting to see if the premium condo units and penthouses (if there are any) sell as quickly as the Ritz Carlton development at the foot of Federal Hill.
The following photos show the current status of the Silo Point construction.? The first one is a great illustration of contrast – new vs. old, large vs. small, luxury vs. modesty.? The 2nd photo shows some of the remaining grain silos.? There was a lot of controversy over whether the silos should be preserved. For some reason some neighborhood residents wanted them saved.? The developer agreed, but after engineers assessed the building it was determined that most of them would need to be torn down.? Apparently the construction wasn’t strong enough to support? Silo Point’s? new parking garage.
The 1st photo below shows some of the Silo Point condominium units under construction.? Looks like they will have a lot of glass.? One of the concerns of those owning row homes adjacent to the development – was that the new condominiums would be looking down onto the backs of their houses.? The developer and architects told residents that this would not be the case – but in the end it looks like that’s what will happen.
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