Formerly known as “Little Bohemia,” this neighborhood was built in the early 20th Century for newly arrived Bohemian immigrants — mostly young, hard-working Czech families looking for a new and better life.
Over the years, the community has been home to generations of families and a robust neighborhood life. One of the long-time anchors of the community was the Griffon “Manufactory.” Although its use as a manufacturing center has ended, the plant’s tradition as a beacon of healthful working conditions and hope for newly arrived immigrants continues as the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Community Center, home to several community non-profits.
The neighborhood is spreading its wings once again — as Station East, a revitalized community of beautifully renovated and new homes, packed with money-saving, energy-efficient features such as double-glaze windows, high-efficiency insulation and new water-saving fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms. This urban community offers a unique appeal to a modern generation of homeowners: a warm feeling of community, easily within reach of young families in search of a modern urban lifestyle in an historic neighborhood.
About the Team
HEBCAC, Project Developer
Station East is the product of a partnership between Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc., a private local nonprofit, and Baltimore City. HEBCAC has been working to improve the neighborhoods of East Baltimore since 1994, and its core mission is to plan and implement projects like Station East.
HEBCAC is proud to be part of Baltimore City’s Vacants to Value program, allowing us and our owners to help the City “Build Dreams.” At the same time we’re rehabbing over 40 houses in the four-block Station East development, we’re also helping the existing homeowners living around us to make physical improvements, creating an attractive transition between our neighborhood and the surrounding communities. hebcac.org
Key Team Members
Healthy Planet, LLC
is a Real Estate Development Company and Sustainable Business Incubator that adaptively recycles urban infrastructure and helps vacant buildings become generators of fossil-free energy. Healthy Planet invests in businesses like Big City Farms and Chesapeake Compost to provide jobs for local residents while producing healthy, organically grown vegetables on local urban land.
is a full service, award winning architectural firm with over 20 years of commercial and residential experience in the Baltimore region. Trace is known for its collaborative approach with owners and contractors, its proven experience in using architecture as a tool in neighborhood revitalization, and for its in-depth understanding in all phases of the development process. tracearchitects.com
MEI Real Estate
is a consultant to the Team and is real estate broker for home sales. Headed by Sandy Marenberg, MEI Real Estate is an affiliate of Marenberg Enterprises Incorporated, an award winning urban community specialist with expertise in planning, development, financing, sales and marketing. MEI has been in business for over 30 years and currently is involved with urban communities in four states. BROKERS PROTECTED. meirealestate.com