Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that through the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Program, ten different projects throughout Maryland received grants totaling $11.1 million towards sustainable construction.
O’Malley said the ten projects, “will help create 740 construction jobs in projects that will revitalize communities and promote green building practices around the state.” He continued to explain, in the State issued press release, that the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit and its predecessor, the Historic Tax Credit, have invested more than $358 million in Maryland revitalization projects in the past 15 years, supporting 15,000 jobs and revitalizing communities.
The ten winning projects were selected from 36 applications, who sought approximately $40 million in state funds.
The projects and their state grants are:
- Sheppard Pratt Gatehouse in Towson: Renovation of the gatehouse to create two guest apartments for the Sheppard Pratt Health System, $232,200.
- Oella Community Hall in Oella: Conversion of a community center to office space, $100,000.
- A. Hoen Lithograph plant in Baltimore: Conversion of a vacant factory to office and commercial space, possibly a “healthy foods” commissary for the city school system, $3 million.
- Algonquin Building in Baltimore: Renovation to convert building from offices to 56 apartments, $1.8 million.
- Clifton Park Mansion in Baltimore: Conversion into a community center, $1.5 million.
- Crown Cork and Seal Machine Shop in Baltimore: Conversion of a vacant factory to an art- and design-oriented high school, $3 million.
- Raffel Building in Baltimore: Conversion of a vacant factory for residential use, $348,900.
- Buildings at 9-11 and 13-17 W. Antietam St. in Hagerstown: Renovation of vacant commercial properties for use as apartments, $284,000.
- Building at 101 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown: Conversion of a vacant commercial building into apartments, $289.900.
- Oxford Community Center in Oxford: Conversion of a former school to a community center, $625,000.