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4,835 Sq. Ft. GBA ✦ 0.20± Acre ✦ Off-Street Parking
3523 BUENA VISTA AVENUE
Backs to Sweet Air Street
Baltimore City, MD 21211
NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.
3523 Buena Vista Avenue is located in the Hampden neighborhood in North Baltimore. The property, formerly known as the Ranger Social Club, is situated on the west side of Hampden. The well-located pocket sits above the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83), with proximity to a number of the redeveloped mill complexes, whose original functions prompted the historic development of the neighborhood in the 1800s and 1900s. The location affords excellent proximity to The Avenue (W. 36th Street between Falls and Keswick Roads), and a number of major employers in both North Baltimore and Downtown.
Hampden is well-known throughout the country for its wide-ranging shops, styles, personalities and annual events. The neighborhood, including most prominently the previously mentioned mill complexes, has seen steadily increasing development over the past 20+ years. New homes, businesses, apartment complexes and mixed-use facilities line the corridor between the Jones Falls and Wyman Park.
The auction offers an opportunity to purchase an extremely well-located and larger than average building with a variety of prospective uses. With close to 5,000 square feet of gross building area, off-street parking, access from two streets and a robust structure, the property makes for an attractive subject for adaptive reuse. Whether intended for a neighborhood commercial establishment, childcare, multi-family housing, non-profit utilization or otherwise, the chance for creative development is here.
Lot size – Rectangular lot 50′ x 175′, comprising 8,750 square feet, or 0.20 acre, more or less. Plat
3-4 vehicle off-street parking
All public utilities
Zoned R-6 – Last Approved Use as a Daycare
According to the Baltimore City Zoning Summary, R-6 zoning comprises “Low density rowhouse neighborhoods. Landscaped front yards, setback buildings. Accommodates detached and semi-detached dwellings, rowhouse developments and multifamily developments. Limited non-residential uses.”
Example uses within an R-6 district, according to the City Zoning Code, include:
• Dwellings – Detached, Semi-Detached, Multi-Family & Rowhouse
• Residential Care Facility (16 or fewer residents, more with conditional approval)
• Educational Facility (primary and secondary, others with conditional approval)
• Place of Worship
• Day-Care Center (conditional approval)
• Lodge or Social Club (conditional approval)
• Neighborhood Commercial Establishment (conditional approval)
Subject to the requirements stated in the zoning code, example Neighborhood Commercial Establishments include:
(1) Art galleries – no live entertainment or dancing;
(2) Arts studios;
(3) Day care centers: adult or child;
(5) Personal services establishments;
(6) Restaurants – no live entertainment or dancing;
(7) Retail goods establishments – no alcoholic beverage sales.
For more information about Baltimore City Zoning, please visit:
Department of Planning – planning.baltimorecity.gov
Free-standing masonry commercial building – constructed in 1967 and containing 4,835 square feet of gross building area, according to public tax records.
Features include all masonry construction, torch-down roof, commercial kitchen, multiple entrances, recently installed ramp and automated access points. The building was formerly utilized as a social hall, and retains much of that arrangement, with kitchen, meeting spaces, commercial bathrooms and a few open areas. The middle of the building has more recently been updated to allow for personal storage.
In fee simple; sold free and clear of liens.
Published annual real estate taxes are $5,376.08, based on a full value assessment of $227,800.
SUMMARY TERMS OF SALE:
Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
A 10% deposit, payable by cashier’s check or wire transfer, will be required of the purchaser. Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days. If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the Purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, ground rent and all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. The Property will be sold subject to Baltimore City violation notices, if any. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. The Purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the Purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the Purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law. Time is of the essence. A 5% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid price.