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Development at Redfern Avenue
Medfield, Baltimore 21211

Community News (updated 6/26/06) 

The Medfield Community Association (MCA) have been meeting with the Redfern Developer (Partners Development, LLC) since April 2005 for proposed plans of 15 townhomes (originally 20) on Redfern Avenue, in Medfield. 

The MCA set-up a committee of immediate neighbors to work with the Redfern Developer. The committee aka The Redfern Impact Committee met at two (2) special meetings on 3/13/06 (attendance 21 ppl) & 3/25/06 (attendance 22 ppl) to discuss the Redfern proposal. 

At the 3/25/06 meeting, the Redfern Impact Committee voted to allow the developer Partners Development, LLC to submit the sub division plans for 15 townhomes on Redfern Avenue to the city agencies for review.

However, the Impact Committee's approval/conditional approval of the site plans are pending further study/city notification on two (2) issues:

1.) Making Redfern Avenue a thoroughfare to Clydesdale Avenue (as shown in 1968 city plat dwg)

2.) Adding 4' in width for a total of 20' alley width for both the east/west & north/south Redfern alley

The Redfern Impact Committee will present the committee's recommendations/findings to the MCA Board Members & MCA concerning the committees recommendations/findings to date. 

Redfern Committee's Outstanding Issues
1.) Making Redfern Avenue a thoroughfare to Clydesdale Avenue (as shown in 1968 city plat dwg)
2.) Adding 4' in width for a total of 20' alley width for both the east/west & north/south Redfern alley

You can contact Ray Szymczak, Redfern Impact Committee Chairman at raynman59@yahoo.com

History of Project

Partners Development began negotiating with the Mumaw family in October of 2004. As such we are the contract purchaser for the subject property. This contract includes a feasibility study based on economic and governmental restraints. The original concept plan allowed for twenty (20) homes. In April of 2005 we reduced the number of homes to nineteen (19) sites. In January of 2006 we reduced the number of homes to sixteen (16) sites. In March of 2006, at the recommendation of members of the MCA the number of homes was reduced to fifteen (15) sites. 

Partners Development have not considered multi-family or rental properties for this project. And as such rental properties have not been included in our feasibility study.

Proposed Development - Site Map

 

Arial View

Developer Proposal

· Agree to join with the community to install speed humps in certain locations for traffic control. If required/allowed by City, Developer to pay reasonable costs.
· Agree to join with community to request city to install “One Way” and/or “local traffic only” signs in certain location for traffic control. If required/allowed by City, Developer to pay reasonable costs.
· Developer agrees to reduce original number of town home lots from 20 to 15 lots. To move Lot # five (5) on plat dated January 2006. which will allow for 16’ set back from alley.
· Developer to leave approximately 40% of property as “open space”.
· Developer to change plan to reflect a cul-de-sac instead of a “T” turnaround
· Developer to widen subject road to 35’ to provide for on street parking, see on street parking on revised plan.
· Developer agrees to participate in funding of Community project. 
· Developer agrees to grant easement to widen turn in North/South alley to West bound alley (rear of current lot # 5 which has been eliminated in revised plat)
· Developer to allow for option to widen North/South alley. A feasibility study will be necessary to determine the cost of same.
· Developer agrees to stake site to illustrate roads and building envelopes. On or before 3/27/06. This will be done by Developer and will only be an approximation of actual corners.

Medfield Woods
Development Information


The Scope of The Project: The Scope of the project is to develop the continuation of the 1400 block of Redfern Drive with fifteen townhome lots. Currently the subject property is vacant land.

The Design of the Project: The Design of the project shall be three (3) story attached residences. Approximate square footage of 1800 to 2100 square feet. See preliminary architectural renderings.

Quality of Construction proposed: Exteriors of most homes to have front porches upgrading siding and brick. See architectural for floor plans and exterior designs

Management Plan if rental housing is propsed: Contract purchaser (developer) has no intention to build rental units.

The owners of the property: There are several parcels involved. The parcel currently known as 1411 Redfern Avenue is owned by Partners Development, LLC. All other parcels as shown on the site map are owned by the Mumaw family.

Name of the construction company: Partners Development, LLC

Any permits requested: No permits have been applied for or requested at this time.

List of Benefits and services and benefits to residences:
- Developer to join with community to install speed humps in certain locations for traffic calming. If required by City, Developer to pay reasonable costs.
-Developer to join with community to request City to install “One Way” and/or “Local Traffic Only” signs in certain locations for traffic control. If required by City, Developer to pay reasonable costs.
- Developer to leave approximately 50% of property as open space. 
– Developer agrees to participate in funding of School project.

Parking Plans: Homes on the north side of Development (ten homes in total) shall have a double wide pad with additional depth to park 2 cars each home. Homes on the south side of development shall have tandem garages allowing for two (2) cars to be parked in garage. Developer will also widen road to allow for street parking.

Zoning Variance requested: Building Code variances only. Current zoning is R-6

Copy of all sewer, water, & storm water plans: See development plan dated March 2006.

Any plans filed to date: No plans filed with Baltimore City agency or Quasi-public agency.

Low income housing planned: Developer has no plans for low income housing.

Timeline for construction of project: Site work to begin approximately three (3) months after final approvals by Baltimore City agencies.

Copy of building plans submitted to Baltimore City: None

List of relevant projects associated with the development: This is an infill project and is not part of or associated with other projects.

Plat of property showing set-backs of buildings: See plat.

Artist renderings of buildings: See renderings.

Financing: This is a cash purchase

Market feasibility reports: Developer believes homes to start at $325,000 and there should be a ready market for homes.

Member of Medfield Community Association- no principals involved are members of the Medfield Community Association.

Primary resident address of Developer: 2011 Highland Ridge Drive, Phoenix, 21131

 


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