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J. Van Story Branch Apartments

J. Van Story Branch Apartments is CHP's largest real estate development project to date and its second in Baltimore.

CHP is guiding renovations at J. Van Story Branch Apartments, a 20-story, 350-unit apartment community in Baltimore’s Charles North neighborhood. The building serves senior and non-elderly disabled populations and is undergoing a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion over 18 months.

Owner: Community Housing Partners
Developer: CHP Real Estate Development
Architect: Moseley Architects
General Contractor: Southway Builders, Inc.
Size: 350 apartments
Purchase Date: November 2018
Completion Date: Expected Fall 2020
Funding: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Maryland Community Development Administration, Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC)
Total Costs: $72 million

Renovation Details

  • Upgrades to every unit, including new doors, kitchens and baths, flooring, and windows
  • New laundry room on each floor
  • New configuration of common spaces, including community rooms, lobby, hallways, entrances, and outdoor areas
  • Replacement of the building’s mechanical systems, including HVAC and water heating
  • Roof replacement
  • Modernization of the existing three elevators and installation of an additional elevator
  • Installation of Energy Star appliances


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