Baltimore City Healthy Start, Inc., (BCHSI) one of the nation's premiere corporations working to reduce infant mortality, has purchased the Charles Village building it had been leasing for the past three years.
BHCSI purchased the 17,000-square-foot building at 2521 N. Charles St. from MRK Services, LLLP for $1.2 million. Vince Brocato, a senior sales and leasing associate with Manekin, LLC, represented the seller in direct negotiations with BCHSI President & CEO Alma Roberts, MPH, FACHE.
“Baltimore City Healthy Start has purchased a property with excellent parking and a floor plate that offers great adaptability for the various programs its runs for the community,” Brocato said. “In addition to being a win for Healthy Start, the neighborhood will benefit from having the stability of owner-occupied real estate in the community.”
Originally built in 1960 for Chaimson Brokerage, 2521 N. Charles St. has been improved over time, and occupied by several non-profits including Maryland Food Committee, Inc. and Center for Poverty Solutions. BHCSI began renting it in 2006.
“2521 N. Charles St. is one of three sites we have in the city (the only one we now own) where we serve the women, children and families of the Greater Greenmount community,” Roberts said. “We have parenting classes, drop in child care and a small clinic for prenatal work-ups and postpartum exams.”
“Additionally, we offer GED and other workforce development programs for our clients, and the building also houses our administrative offices,” Roberts added. “The building size is perfect for our operation and the parking lot is very beneficial.”